BeBe Winans, Benjamin Winans

Gospel  and R&B singer BeBe Winans (1962–    ) was born Benjamin Winans in Detroit, Michigan. He is the son of Delores Winans and brother of CeCe Winans, both gospel singers, and part of the Winans family, well known for its contribution to gospel music. In 1989, he won his first of four GRAMMY Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male for his part in "Abundant Life," a track on his brother Ronald's Family & Friends Choir. With CeCe he recorded five albums, including Heaven in 1988 and Different Lifestyles in 1991, before pursuing a solo career. Among his many singles and albums are He Promised Me (2017) and America America (2012). He also wrote a book to honor the life of his friend Whitney Houston titled The Whitney I Knew (2012) and wrote about his life in Born for This: My Story in Music (to be released October 29, 2019). Bebe has appeared in films and on stage and has hosted a radio show. His many honors include ten Dove Awards, six Stellar Awards, two NAACP Awards, and a Soul Train Award.

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