Cece Winans is an American gospel singer, who has won numerous awards, including ten Grammy Awards and seven Stellar Awards. She has sold over twelve million records worldwide. Cece is also the best-selling female gospel artist of all time.
Cece Winans was born (Priscilla “CeCe” Marie Winans Love) on October 8, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan, to Delores and David (“Mom and Pop”) Winans. She is the eighth of ten children, and the eldest of three girls.
CeCe began her solo career with the Platinum certified album Alone in His Presence. It was released in 1995 and earned her a Grammy Award and two Dove Awards, including the Female Vocalist of the Year, an award she earned again in 1997. Winans’ next release, the Gold certified Everlasting Love was released in 1998 and featured Winans highest to date Billboard charting solo singles “Well Alright” and “Slippin”. The song “On That Day” from the album was written and produced by R&B singer Lauryn Hill. Later that year, Winans released His Gift a holiday album.
CeCe has authored three books: On A Positive Note, a collection of her memoirs released August 1, 2000; and Throne Room: Ushered Into the Presence of God, a devotional released January 1, 2004 and co-authored with Claire Cloninger. Always Sisters: Becoming the Princess You Were Created to Be, released on July 17, 2007 and co-written with Claudia Mair Burney.
In 2009, CeCe announced her support for a multicultural Christian education curriculum from Abingdon Press, entitled “On the Move: God’s Grace from Place to Place.