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Bebe Winans

Bebe Winans

Artist Biography

Benjamin, "BeBe" Winans, the six-time Grammy Award winner, is the seventh child and youngest male of the the Detroit based first family of gospel music. BeBe is known as an inspirational, R&B, and popular vocalist, songwriter, and producer as well as Executive Music Producer for the OWN Network’s latest scripted series, “Greenleaf,” host of his own radio show on the Heart & Soul Channel (68) on Sirius/XM Radio Networks on Sunday Mornings 9am ET/7am PT), renowned as the breakthrough artist to bridge the language of his roots in the church with a chart-topping, Award-winning career spanning audiences universally throughout all genres, author, Actor in friend Denzel Washington’s 2003’s Motion Picture, ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ and star of Broadway’s Oprah Winfrey Presents The Color Purple with Chaka Khan amongst his credits.

Teaming with his younger sister, Priscilla “CeCe”, the duo first began crossing lines as “adopted children” of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker on the PTL television show. Their first tour, on which Whitney Houston proclaimed herself their “sister” and sang background for the siblings, set the tone for a very special career. BeBe & CeCe Winans are the first true Christian crossover artists to hit the mainstream-- from “The Arsenio Hall Show” to “Good Morning America” to The Oprah Winfrey Show”, they had taken their message and presented it in a way that touched, moved and inspired wide audiences. BeBe and CeCe are the first brother and sister to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. BeBe & CeCe moved forward to pursue their own solo endeavors in 1995 and together have nine successful gold and platinum recordings.

Along with his seven solo albums with guest appearances from friends as disparate as Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, David Foster, Anita Baker, best friend Whitney Houston and members of the Winans family, BeBe is known for his jaw dropping performances on some of the most important and star-studded musical specials of the past decades. BeBe, with his sisters, brothers, and on his own, has achieved an iconic status with the audiences he has moved and encouraged through the Winans’ brand of popular inspirational song. For an artist with his message and core based in the church and its word, BeBe Winans has faced an exciting and unique career which in 2016, comes to life as a musical of his life, co-written and Directed by Motown:The Musical Director, Charles Randolph-Wright with book, music and lyrics by BeBe -- Born For This: The BeBe Winans Story is set for regional openings in Atlanta and Washington, DC..

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