Benjamin, “BeBe” Winans, the six-time Grammy Award winner, is the seventh child and youngest male of the Detroit based first family of gospel music. BeBe is best known as an inspirational, R&B, and popular vocalist/songwriter, who along with his musical partner and sister CeCe Winans are the first true Christian crossover artists to hit the mainstream. After 10 years working behind the scenes on projects such as serving as a former Executive Music Producer for the OWN Network’s latest scripted series, “Greenleaf” and host of his own radio show on the Heart & Soul Channel (68) on Sirius/XM Radio Networks on Sunday Mornings (9am ET/7am PT), he moves back into the forefront with plans to release a new album. The critically acclaimed production of his buzzed-about play “Born For This” played in Boston during the summer of 2018 with plans to bring the show to Broadway.
In April of 2018, his current song, “He Promised Me” featuring Tobbi & Tommi and introducing Kiandra, reached #1 on the Billboard Gospel airplay charts making it his first solo #1 in his career.
Winans released his autobiography “Born For This” on October 15, 2019.
BeBe Winans has won six Grammy Awards, ten Dove Awards, six Stellar Awards, four NAACP Awards (three with sister CeCe and one with 3WB with brothers Marvin and Carvin) and three Soul Train Music Awards (two of them with sister CeCe).
Winans is an author who wrote the book “The Whitney I Knew” about his relationship with his dear friend Whitney Houston. He is also an actor and has been featured in projects such as Denzel Washington’s The Manchurian Candidate and Broadway’s The Color Purple opposite Chaka Khan.
As a solo artist, BeBe has released eight albums with guest appearances from friends as diverse as Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, David Foster, and Anita Baker and is known for his jaw-dropping performances on some of the most important and star-studded musical specials of the past decades.
BeBe & CeCe Winans have taken their message and presented it in a way that has touched and inspired a wide variety of audiences. BeBe & CeCe have nine successful gold and platinum recordings and in 1995 they began to explore their solo endeavors. BeBe, with his sisters, brothers, parents, and on his own, has achieved iconic status with the audiences he has moved and encouraged through the Winans’ brand of popular inspirational song.