CeCe Winans, “best selling female gospel artist of all time”, Making a Comeback

ceceBy Angela L. Braden

Word on the street is that a highly-anticipated album of Grammy Award winner CeCe Winans is in the works.

Although CeCe was reportedly the first artist to sign to Motown Gospel, the label has yet to put out an album by the iconic gospel artist.  They first announced that she would release an album in 2014, but the plans for that project were pushed back for undisclosed reasons.  It seems that developments are underway for that project to be made into a reality for CeCe’s faithful fans.

While it is not yet fully confirmed, rumor has it that CeCe will be working with Bishop Hezekiah Walker and Tommy Sims.  While gospel fans everywhere know the music of Walker, they may not be familiar with Sims’ name.  But Sims is no newbie in the gospel music arena—he is a successful songwriter and producer.  So, CeCe will definitely be in good company for this project.

CeCe is considered a veteran in the gospel music industry.  She is a member of the Winans family, which is deemed as gospel royalty.  Her older brothers made the family name famous when they hit the scene in the 80s, taking gospel music and other urban genres by storm.  After The Winans achieved monumental success, CeCe and her brother, BeBe, released their first project, achieving critical and commercial success in gospel, r&b, and contemporary Christian music.  BeBe and CeCe won multiple Grammy’s and often shared the stage with their good friend, Whitney Houston.

CeCe is currently a celebrity judge on the hit reality television show, “Sunday Best.”  The gospel competition, which is designed similar to “American Idol” and “The Voice,” and airs on BET.

It should be noted that CeCe is considered the best selling female gospel artist of all time, selling over 12 million records worldwide.  She is also the recipient of ten Grammy Awards and seven Stellar Awards.