CECE WINANS BIOGRAPHY, MINISTRY, NET WORTH, & LESSONS FROM HER LIFE
CECE WINANS BIOGRAPHY
Priscilla Marie Winans Love who is popularly known as CeCe Winans is an American Gospel music minister, and songwriter. She has won 12 Grammy Awards, 28 GMA Dove Awards, 16 Stellar Awards, 7 NAACP Image Awards, and many others.
She is the best-selling and most awarded Gospel artist of all time. All her solo albums were listed by Billboard magazine as top Christian music sellers.
CeCe Winans has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has 17 million record sales certified by RIAA, and more than 19 million estimated in total sales as a solo artist.
EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
She was born on the 8th of October, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan, US to the family of Delores and David Winans. She has nine other siblings and sang her first solo at the age of 8. CeCe’s parents were part of the Church of God in Christ.
She began her solo career with the album titled “Alone In His Presence” and it was released in 1995. The album left a mark on her ministry as it sold more than a million copies, won her a Grammy Award, and two Dove Awards. She released another album in 1998 titled “Everlasting Love” and it was Gold-certified. It featured her highest-charting singles like; “Well Alright”, and “Slippin”.
CeCe Winans started her own recording label – PureSprings Gospel in 1999. Her first album through the label was “Alabaster Box” released in 1999. Some of the discs were done by Gospel singer Fred Hammond.
She released a concert VHS in 2000 titled “Live at the Lambs Theater in New York”. It contained songs from her previous albums. Her next album titled “CeCe Winans” was released in 2001.
She has a two-year break from releasing albums and returned in 2003 with the title “Throne Room”.
Her seventh album titled “Purified” was released in 2005 and her nephew Mario Winans was one of the four producers. CeCe’s son Alvin III co-wrote several songs on the album and her younger sisters Angie and Debbie performed.
She released her eighth album titled “Thy Kingdom Come” on April 1, 2008, featuring the single “Waging War”. BeBe & CeCe reunion album was named “Still” on October 6, 2009, and it was released by Malaco Records and featured Marvin Winans and Mary Mary.
CeCe Winans with the collaboration with Bebe and Mary Mary featuring West Angeles Choir on December 23, 2010, performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
She was a judge on BET’s gospel singing competition for the period of 2012 to 2014 together with her brother Bebe.
“Let Them Fall In Love” was her tenth album which was released in 2017 and won her two Grammy Awards for Best Gospel Performance/Song and Best Gospel Album. She released her first live worship “Believe For It” in 2021.
BOOKS BY HER
CeCe has authored three books namely:
- On A Positive Note – a memoir released on 1st of August, 2000
- Throne Room: Ushered Into The Presence of God (co-authored with Claire Cloninger) – devotional released on 1st of January, 2004
- Always Sisters: Becoming The Princess You Were Created To Be (co-written with Claudia Mair Burney) – released on July 17, 2007.
SONGS BY HER
- Alone in His Presence (1995)
- Everlasting Love (1998)
- His Gift (1998)
- Alabaster Box (1999)
- CeCe Winans (2001)
- Throne Room (2003)
- Purified (2005)
- Thy Kingdom Come (2008)
- Songs of Emotional Healing (2010)
- Let Them Fall in Love (2017)
- Something’s Happening (2018)
- Believe For It (2021)
- 1994: Martin (episode: “Go Tell It on the Martin”)
- 1997: Living Single (episode: “Oh, Solo Mio”)
- 1997–99: CeCe’s Place(on the Odyssey Channel)
- 2002: 7th Heaven (episode: “The Known Soldier”)
- 2002: Doc (episode: “The Price of a Miracle”)
- 2003: Praise the Lord (occasional guest host)
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
- 12 Grammy Awards
- 24 Dove Awards
- 15 Stellar Awards
- 6 BET Awards
- 6 NAACP Image Awards
MARITAL AND RELATIONSHIP STATUS
CeCe Winans resides in Brentwood, Tennessee with her husband Alvin Love and two children.
He is estimated to be around $8 million as of this post.
LESSONS FROM HER LIFE
The success she had enjoyed can be attributed to her closeness to God and the gift of men.
When one listens to her songs, you will know they were born from deep intimacy with God. And it tells us we should never come to a stage in our lives when we will be casual with God. He should always come first in everything.
The place of mentorship plays an important role in her life. Never be too wise in your own eyes. Shalom!