CeCes personality, inviting warmth and genuine love for God transcends her music and has earned her millions of loyal fans around the world. Her industry accolades, nearly too numerous to count, include five Grammy Awards, 18 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and several gold and platinum-selling albums. CeCes collection of Top Ten R&B radio hits include Count on Me, her powerhouse duet with Whitney Houston, from the multi-platinum Waiting to Exhale soundtrack. The multi-format smash single sold 2 million copies and hit the Top Ten on pop, R&B and adult contemporary charts. Her successful music career has also landed her in the national media spotlight with television appearances on Oprah, The Tonight Show, The Rosie ODonnell Show, Live with Regis & Kathie Lee, the White House and many more.
Following the release of her critically-acclaimed, gold certified, Grammy-winning 2001 album, self-titled CeCe Winans, CeCe wowed packed out venues across the nation, visiting major markets on a co-billed tour with gospel great Donnie McClurkin, followed later by the crowd-pleasing Winans Family Tour with her celebrated musical family. CeCe donned her acting hat in 2002 for special guest-starring roles on The WB Networks 7th Heaven and PAX Televisions Doc, continuing to explore new territory in her expanding career.
Its always a lot of fun when I get to experiment in different arenas, CeCe admits. These were great experiences and gave me the opportunity to meet some incredible people. Its always humbling to see when doors begin to open and allow you to reach an even broader audience than before.
And those opportunities continue to grow with the release of CeCes brand new CD, Throne Room, her first in a new recording agreement that brings together INO Records and CeCes own Wellspring Gospel label with mainstream giant Epic Records, a division of Sony Music (shes already working on her second project, a pop record, due out in the spring of 2004). Throne Room is a project decidedly personal, encompassing a collection of worship songs CeCe was deeply passionate about recording.