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Purified (2005)

Purified is the seventh studio album by Christian gospel singer CeCe Winans, released on September 13, 2005 by PureSpring Gospel and INO Records with mainstream distribution by Epic Records/Sony Music. The album is produced by Keith Thomas, Tommy Sims, Mario Winans with Supaflyas, Adam Anders and Andy Selby.

After the worship-themed 2003 album Throne Room, CeCe returns to the R&B/soul/pop sounds of her previous albums. CeCe's nephew Mario Winans co-produced the lead single "Pray,"where it was number one on the Billboard Hot Gospel Airplay chart for two weeks. The track "Let Everything That Hath Breath" peaked at number eight on the Billboard Dance Club Play chart (CeCe's only chart appearance). CeCe's sisters Angie and Debbie Winans provide vocals on a new recording of "Always Sisters." An earlier version of "Always Sisters," also recorded by the Winans sisters, was recorded for the 1995 compilation project Sisters: The Story Goes On. Christian hip hop duo GRITS are featured rappers on the track "A Place Like This."

Purified has charted on the following Billboard album charts:

#1 Top Gospel Albums

#3 Top Christian Albums

#12 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums

#41 Billboard Top 200

In 2006, CeCe won two Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel for Purified and Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance for the track "Pray" at the 48th Grammy Awards and in 2007, CeCe won a Stellar Award for Contemporary Female of the Year at the 22nd Annual Stellar Awards.

Track listing

1. Mama's Kitchen (Tommy Sims, Andrew Ramsey, Heather Headley, Shannon Sanders) -3:06

2. You Will (Tommy Sims) -4:27

3. Pray (CeCe Winans, Mario Winans, Michael Carlos Jones) -3:31

4. All That I Need (CeCe Winans, Keith Thomas) -3:59

5. Just Like That (CeCe Winans, Keith Thomas) -3:12

6. You Are Loved (Madeline Stone, Dennis Matkosky, Denise Allen) -6:02

7. Let Everything That Hath Breath (Fred Sawyers, Jeff Kwafie, Myrna Walke,

William Burke) -3:21

8. Always Sisters (featuring Angie & Debbie) (CeCe Winans, Angie Winans, Debbie Winans, Tommy Sims) -4:16

9. I Promise (Wedding Song) (CeCe Winans, Keith Thomas) -5:00

10. Colorful World (CeCe Winans, Keith Thomas, Alvin Love III) -4:37

11. A Place Like This (featuring GRITS) (CeCe Winans, Keith Thomas, Alvin Love III)


12. Purified (CeCe Winans, Keith Thomas, Alvin Love III) -4:45

13. He's Concerned (Kayla Parker) -3:25

Production credits

Keith Thomas -producer (tracks 4, 5, 8 -13)

Tommy Sims -producer (tracks 1, 2 and 7)

Mario Winans with Supaflyas and Adam Anders -producers (track 3)

Andy Selby -producer (track 6)


Grammy Award -Best Contemporary Soul Gospel (Purified)

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance


Stellar Award -Contemporary Female of the Year (Purified)

Radio singles

2005 "Pray" -#1 Billboard Hot Gospel Songs, #1 Billboard Gospel Airplay

2006 "You Are Loved" -#38 Billboard Adult R&B Airplay

2006 "Let Everything That Hath Breath" -#8 Billboard Dance Club Play

Previous release: Throne Room (2003)

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