Priscilla Marie Winans Love, known professionally as CeCe Winans is an American gospel singer who’s song is so apt for the Christmas season.
CeCe Winans was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Delores and David Winans, on October 8, 1964. She is one of 10 children.
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Her parents were part of the Pentecostal Holiness Church and would only listen to gospel music.
CeCe sang her first solo at the age of 8. Cece has won 12 Grammy Awards and sold over 17 million records worldwide. She is the best-selling and most awarded gospel artist of all time.
Winans now resides in Brentwood, Tennessee (a suburb of Nashville) with her husband Alvin Love and two children, Ashley Rose and Alvin Love III. She and her husband pastor Nashville Life Church in Nashville, where they serve as the lead servants and their children are involved in the ministry.
Winans was a close friend of Whitney Houston and godmother to her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. On February 18, 2012, she performed “Don’t Cry for Me” and “Jesus Loves Me” at Houston’s funeral, at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.
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