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BeBe & CeCe Winans (1987)

Updated: May 1, 2023


BeBe & CeCe Winans is the second studio album by the Christian gospel music duo BeBe & CeCe Winans. Released in 1987, this was their first album on Sparrow Records (for the Christian/gospel market) and Capitol Records (for the mainstream market).


The album reached number 12 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums, number 9 on the Top Christian Albums and number 49 on the Top R&B Albums charts. This would be the first album to be produced by Keith Thomas. It contains their first hit single "I.O.U. Me" climbing to the top of the Christian radio charts and at number 77 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart. CeCe Winans won her first solo Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female for her solo track "For Always." BeBe was nominated for a Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male for his solo track "Call Me." BeBe and CeCe won New Artist of the Year at the 19th GMA Dove Awards.


Track listing


1. I.O.U. Me (Billy Sprague, Keith Thomas, Tom Hemby, Michael Rapp) -4:44

2. I Don't Know Why (backing vocals by The Winans) (BeBe Winans) -3:51

3. For Always (BeBe Winans, Billy Sprague, Keith Thomas) -4:05

4. No Hiding Place (BeBe Winans, Percy Bady) -3:21

5. Still In Love With You (BeBe Winans) -4:07

6. Call Me (BeBe Winans, Keith Thomas) -5:22

7. Love Said Not So (backing vocals by The Winans) (BeBe Winans, Percy Bady) -4:37

8. Change Your Nature (BeBe Winans) -5:04

9. In Return (Marvin Winans) -3:53

10. He's Coming Soon (BeBe Winans) -4:27


Accolades

Grammy Award -Best Soul Gospel Perfomance, Female ("For Always" by CeCe Winans)

Dove Award -New Artist of the Year for BeBe & CeCe Winans


Radio singles

"I.O.U. Me" -#2 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC, #77 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs

"Love Said Not So" -#11 Christian CHR, #8 Christian AC

"For Always" (CeCe Winans) -#3 Christian AC

"Change Your Nature" -#8 Christian CHR, #6 Christian AC


Previous release: Lord Lift Us Up (1984)

Next release: Heaven (1988)


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