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CeCe and BeBe Winans Release New Gospel Album, “Still”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Platinum-selling chart-topping award-winning gospel brother and sister duo BeBe & CeCe Winans are set to release their first album in more than 15 years, Still. The album will be available online and in stores on Tuesday, October 6.The album features 11 new songs, including the first single, “Close To You,” “Grace,” “Things” (featuring brother Marvin Winans), “Let It Be” (featuring Mary Mary) and “I Found Love” (Cindy’s Song) which the press release claims “is destined to be the wedding song of the year.” (Which might be a bit ironic, considering BeBe’s arrest earlier this year for domestic assault. But I digress.)Growing up in Detroit, MI, Benjamin “BeBe” Winans and Priscilla “CeCe” Winans were born into a home that birthed the first family of Gospel music. The Winans Family was led by a mother and father who taught their ten children the foundations of a Godly life and admonished them to use their voices for the glory of God. The success of their four brothers, The Winans, blazed a trail for BeBe & CeCe to create their own path of writing and performing music that would attract a legion of fans and change the face of Gospel music forever. After the success of their debut album, BeBe & CeCe became the first Gospel pair to see their second album, Heaven, reach #1 on the Billboard sales charts in 1988 and also be certified Gold. The title track reached #12 on the Billboard R&B singles chart and also spawned two more hit singles with “Lost Without You” and “Celebrate New Life.” In 1991, the duo released Different Lifestyles featuring the single “Addictive Love” and a cover of the Staples Singers classic, “I’ll Take You There.” Both singles topped the R&B charts. From there, BeBe & CeCe released two more albums and after an amazing run of smash hits and albums, BeBe & CeCe went on to pursue incredibly successful solo careers. With a career that has spanned more than 20 years, BeBe & CeCe have become one of the most commercially successful gospel artists in the business, earning five Grammy Awards, eight Dove Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, one Soul Train Award and over a dozen Stellar Awards. They have also racked up 12 chart topping R&B singles, as well as numerous #1 singles on Christian AC and CHR radio, three gold albums and one Platinum album. In conjunction with the release of Still, the BeBe & CeCe Reunion Tour will criss-cross the country later this year.Click here to subscribe to Gospel Soundcheck by email and have the Gospel Soundcheck headlines delivered daily to your email inbox. And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter!



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Opusmle

posted September 3, 2009 at 5:10 pm


This is FANTASTIC news. As good as they are separate, I can hardly wait to hear them together again.



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Opusmle

posted September 3, 2009 at 5:14 pm


Love the song linked — except for the dang AutoTune crap. Why? Why? Why?



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Tear

posted September 21, 2009 at 12:57 pm


This is really good news. GOD has truely blessed them in so many ways. I wish them the best and look forward to purchasing and enjoying their music for years to come!



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LaShonda

posted September 25, 2009 at 2:20 pm


Can’t wait to purchased the album!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Donna

posted October 27, 2009 at 8:39 pm


I love the Winans family music. I saw Bebe on Oprah and I got the new album. This is a fantastic album. I listened to it for about three days and then I went back to their other albums. Guys I am so glad that you are still recording. One thing why didn’t you supply the words on the album cover. I love to follow when I am listening to the music so that I am on the same spiritual track not guessing when I miss a word. The Lord has blessed this family with this gift, please continue to share it and give us the inspiration from this ministry. We love you.



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posted November 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm


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