Quick Facts of
- First NameCeCe Winans
CeCe Winans, an American gospel singer considered one of the best-selling gospel artists of all time, has sold more than 12 million records to date. Professional since 1984, with over 12 album releases so far, Winans got hands in 12 Grammy Awards.
Moreover, alongside her brother Bebe, she was formerly in a gospel music duo BeBe & CeCe Winans (1982- 1996, reunited in 2009), recording 9 albums so far.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cece born as Priscilla has a net worth of $8 million as of January 2020.
Began Career As Gospel Duo: BeBe & CeCe Winans
CeCe Winans started her career as a singer in 1984 along with her brother BeBe. Their first album Lord Lift Us was released while they were the members of the PTL singers.
Thereafter, Winans gospel duo released their eponymous album BeBe & CeCe Winans (1987) and later the highly acclaimed albums: Heaven (1988) & Different Lifestyles (1991), both charted top in US Gospel music.
Furthermore, they released other albums First Christmas (1993), Relationships (1994) and compilation album Greatest Hits (1996), before Cece left to pursue a solo career.
Did you know? With the duo, Cece won 3 Grammy Awards including a Grammy for the album ‘Different Lifestyles.’
Successful Venture Through Solo Career
In 1995, she made her debut in her solo career with the album named Alone in His Presence which became Platinum-certified & also won her a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album.
Following this, she released many RIAA Gold-Certified albums Everlasting Love (1998), Alabaster Box (1999), CeCe Winans (2001) and Throne Room (2003).
Reportedly, within the 90s, she garnered eight Dove Awards including 3 accolades while in the duo Cece & BeBe Winans.
Then since 2003, CeCe started singing worshiping albums and released such through her Pure Springs Gospel label and Epic Records’ joint venture.
After she released her new album Purified, she transferred to EMI Gospel and released, Thy Kingdom Come (2008) and Songs of Emotional Healing (2010) later on.
Reportedly, her solo career studio albums count 10 so far.
CeCe reunited with BeBe to sing another Grammy-winning album Still with the Malaco label.
She then became a judge on BET’s Gospel Best, a singing competition, before releasing the album Let Them Fall in Love in 2017.
12 Grammy Wins
- For Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album (2006, 1996, 1992)
- For Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance in 2006
- For Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album in 2009, 2002
- Best Gospel Vocal Performance in 1990
- Best Soul Gospel Performance
- Best Gospel Album in 2018
- Best Gospel Performance/Song in 2018
Is Also An Author
Apart from singing, she has also tried her hands in writing. She authored three books. Her first book, On A Positive Note, was published on August 1, 2000. In the book, she has disclosed the memories of her life.
She co-wrote the book named Throne Room: Ushered Into the Presence of God along with Claire Cloninger, published on January 1, 2004.
Last but not the least, she released her book named Always Sisters: Becoming the Princess You Were Created to Be which she co-wrote with Claudia Mair Burney on July 17, 2007.
Personal Life: Who Is CeCe Winans’ Husband?
55 years old CeCe Winans is currently in a marital relationship with an American personality, Alvin Love. Together the couple shares two kids: Alvin Love III and Ashley Love.
Her kids were featured in the music video If Anything Ever Happened to You.
The husband and wife duo are hugely involved with the Nashville Life Church. They are the lead servants of the church while their kids are involved in the ministry.
Currently, the couple resides in Brentwood, Tennessee, where the median house price is $694,580.
Prior to marriage, she was in a dated Donnie McClurkin and Fred Hammond briefly.
Interesting Fact: Cece is godmother to Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.
CeCe Winans was born on October 8, 1964, in Detroit, Michigan as Priscilla. She is the daughter of David Winans and Delores Winans.
She grew up along with nine siblings: David Winans II, Ronald Winans, Carvin Winans, Marvin Winans, Michael Winans, Daniel Winans, Benjamin “BeBe” Winans, Angelique Winans-Caldwell, Debra Renee Winans.