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BeBe and CeCe Winans

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Background 

Benjamin (BeBe) and Priscilla (CeCe) Winans are a contemporary gospel brother and sister duo. They formed in Detroit, MI. They are three-time Grammy Award winners.They were one of the first duo’s to crossover and popularize gospel music and the most celebrated musical family in the history of contemporary gospel music. Their musical contribution led to future groups like the Walls Group.

 CeCe released her solo album in 1996 while also releasing a Greatest Hits Album as the BeBe and CeCe Duo.

What Makes this Contemporary and its Impact

Drums, electric guitar, solos, faster tempo. The song could easily be misinterpreted for R&B, but the lyrics are explicitly Christian based. This misinterpretation made it easier to crossover to other musical genres like R&B. Like contemporaries of the traditional gospel movement, the contemporary gospel was met with criticism too, but still widely accepted in the gospel community.

Awards and Achievements

Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album -2011
Grammy Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance – 2011
Soul Train Music Award for Best Gospel Album – 1990 and 1992
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Album -2010
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Artist – 1990 and 1992

Addictive Love – BeBe and CeCe Winans 

It’s O.K. – BeBe and CeCe Winans 

Learn More About the Brother-Sister Duo

CeCe Winans Documentary

 

References:

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/bebe-cece-winans-mn0000152973

 

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