Tuesday, September 17, 2013

September 17: R&B and Gospel singer BeBe Winans is 51-years-old today.

Benjamin "BeBe" Winans is a member of the noted Winans family.  He released several albums, first with his sister CeCe Winans, and later as a solo artist.

In 1989, BeBe won His First Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male for his contribution to "Abundant Life," a track on his brother Ronald's Family & Friends Choir. In 1997, BeBe released the singles "In Harms' Way," "Thank You," and the international crossover hit "I Wanna Be the Only One" featuring British soul trio Eternal.

The next album with Motown Records, Love & Freedom was released in 2000 and featured production from Warryn Campbell, Brian McKnight, Masters At Work and others. The lead single "Coming Back Home" was a slow swinging ballad featuring R&B luminaries Brian McKnight and Joe.

He currently hosts his own nationally syndicated radio program, The BeBe Winans Radio Show. BeBe Winans is currently starring in Broadway's The Color Purple as Harpo as of January 9, 2008. He is starring alongside Chaka Khan who is playing his wife, Sofia.



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