Cece Winans becomes most decorated Grammy gospel Singer and 4th on all time most awarded woman
The best selling female gospel artist of all time and legendary gospel singer Cece Winans has entered the history books once again and has cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. She took home three including “Best Gospel Album” for “Believe For It. However Kirk Franklin has more Grammys with 16 if we add his songwriting-producing awards.
Her mantel today now holds a staggering 15 GRAMMY Awards, 20 Dove Awards, and 7 Stellar Awards.
"OMG unbelievable we just won 3 Grammys, To God be the glory we are so humbled by this, unbelievable this is amazing, it’s amazing believe for it, it’s amazing thank you to everybody who played, and and produced on the record, to everyone in the category with us we love you and let’s keep building the kingdom"
She’s been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Nashville Music City Walk of Fame, in addition to being named a Trailblazer of Soul by BMI and garnering multiple NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Awards, Essence Awards, and more. She’s sold in excess of 5 million albums in the US, topping the Gospel charts repeatedly while crossing over with smashes like “Count On Me,” her stunning duet with Whitney Houston from the multi-platinum ‘Waiting To Exhale’ soundtrack, which sold 2 million copies and cracked the Top 10 on the Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts. She touched millions more with inspirational performances everywhere from Oprah to The White House, and even showed off her acting chops on television series like ‘7th Heaven’ and ‘Doc.’
Jimmie Allen accepted the award on behalf of CeCe Winans for Best Gospel Performance/Song for 'Never Lost' at the 2022 GRAMMYs.
She is now on a 3-way tie with Adele and Alicia Keys for fourth place. The only other women to have more Grammys are Beyonce with (28), Alison Krauss with (27), and Aretha Franklin with (18). She will also be teaming up with brother BeBe, once again, for a special VERZUZ TV performance on Easter Sunday, April 17. The sibling musical battle will feature Mary Mary vs. BeBe & CeCe Winans for a night of celebration and appreciation of dynamic contemporary gospel music.
Check out the nominees below. The Winners are in RED.
Best Gospel Performance/Song
“Voice of God,” Dante Bowe featuring Steffany Gretzinger and Chandler Moore; Dante Bowe, Tywan Mack, Jeff Schneeweis and Mitch Wong, songwriters
“Joyful,” Dante Bowe; Dante Bowe and Ben Schofield, songwriters
“Help,” Anthony Brown & Group Therapy; Anthony Brown and Darryl Woodson, songwriters
“Never Lost,” CeCe Winans
“Wait on You,” Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music; Dante Bowe, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hudson, Brandon Lake and Chandler Moore, songwriters
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“We Win,” Kirk Franklin and Lil Baby; Kirk Franklin, Dominique Jones, Cynthia Nunn and Justin Smith, songwriters
“Hold Us Together (Hope Mix),” H.E.R. and Tauren Wells; Josiah Bassey, Dernst Emile and H.E.R., songwriters
“Man of Your Word,” Chandler Moore and KJ Scriven; Jonathan Jay, Nathan Jess and Chandler Moore, songwriters
“Believe For It,” CeCe Winans; Dwan Hill, Kyle Lee, CeCe Winans and Mitch Wong, songwriters
“Jireh,” Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music featuring Chandler Moore and Naomi Raine; Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Chandler Moore and Naomi Raine, songwriters
Best Gospel Album
“Changing Your Story,” Jekalyn Carr
“Royalty: Live at the Ryman,” Tasha Cobbs Leonard
“Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition,” Maverick City Music
“Jonny X Mali: Live in LA,” Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music
“Believe for It,” CeCe Winans
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
“No Stranger,” Natalie Grant
“Feels Like Home Vol. 2,” Israel and New Breed
“The Blessing (Live),” Kari Jobe
“Citizen of Heaven (Live),” Tauren Wells
“Old Church Basement,” Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music
Best Roots Gospel Album
“Alone With My Faith,” Harry Connick, Jr.
“That’s Gospel, Brother,” Gaither Vocal Band
“Keeping On,” Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
“Songs For the Times,” The Isaacs
“My Savior,” Carrie Underwood