Formed in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
The brother and sister family duo comprise of:
Benjamin 'BeBe' Winans (b 17th September 1962, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.)
Priscilla 'CeCe' Winans-Love (b 8th October 1964, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.)
From Detroit, BeBe and CeCe Winans are brother and sister and members of the Gospel family The Winans.
BeBe & CeCe Winans were christened Benjamin and Priscilla.
The siblings have four brothers within the main family group line-up.
BeBe's wife is also a gospel singer, Debra Winans.
Whilst BeBe and CeCe were in high school,their four elder brothers formed the Gospel music group The Winans.
bebe performing with the ptl singers
bebe & cece performing with the ptl singers
BeBe and CeCe debuted in 1982 as part of the singing group The PTL Singers on the Christian television show The PTL Club.
lord lift us up - 1984 / bebe & cece winans - 1987
They were introduced by Jim Bakker, and recorded their first album ‘Lord Lift Us Up’ (featuring the song 'Worth The While’) as a duo for PTL Records.
In 1987, they signed with Capitol where their early albums included 'BeBe & CeCe Winans', (including 'I.O.U. Me' and 'Love Said Not So’).
This album was produced by Keith Thomas, who has also produced sides on Amy Grant and Vanessa Williams.
These albums won the duo three Grammy nominations.
heaven - 1988 / different lifestyles - 1991
'Heaven' followed (in 1988), which featured 'Lost Without You' and 'Meantime'.
‘Heaven’ reached the R & B Top Ten (number 95 in the pop chart) and went gold.
'Different Lifestyles' followed three years later (in 1991), and featured the ‘song Addictive Love'.
This set topped the album charts and became their best selling album, thus far.
In 1990, Be Be guested with Gerald Albright as lead vocalist on 'Growing With Each Other' from 'Dream Come True'.
first christmas - 1993 / relationships - 1994
Further albums followed on Capitol, including 1994’s, ‘Relationships'.
They have recorded separately since that time, with CeCe 's collaborating with the writer and producer, Tommy Sims.
treasures - 2006 / still - 2009
In 2009, after a break from recording, BeBe & CeCe returned to release the album 'Still'.
Although gospel singers, their music has seen wide appeal on the secular R & B scene.
Lord Lift Us Up (PTL Records 1984)
BeBe & CeCe Winans (Capitol Records 1987)
Heaven (Capitol Records 1988)
Different Lifestyles (Capitol Records 1991)
First Christmas (Capitol Records 1993)
Relationships (Capitol Records 1994)
Treasures (Capitol Records 2006)
Still (Malaco Records 2009)