June 19: CeCe Winans Released Her Self-Titled 5th Album On This Date In 2001

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By Victor Trammell

Photo credits: Priscilla Love

The CeCe Winans LP was the fifth full-length album by gospel singer CeCe Winans.

It was launched in the U.S. by WellSpring Gospel and Sparrow Records on June 19, 2001, as per Album of the Year. The LP had a more urbanized musical feel from a sonic standpoint. Winans’ gospel solo project sounded influenced by other genres, including popular music, contemporary hip-hop, and even R&B.

The 13-track project features music production by Brown Bannister, Robbie Buchanan, and Tommy Sims. Her sibling Marvin Winans and a southern hip-hop gospel group called GRITS offer the only guest appearances on CeCe Winans’ 2001 album. She also serves as co-executive producer for the album along with Michael Blanton.

CeCe Winans’ fifth solo project received critical acclaim due to its great showcase of musical versatility.

This LP made the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at number 116. However, on Billboard’s two other music charts (U.S. Christian Albums and Top U.S. Gospel Albums) Winans scored a number two spot at her highest position in those chart divisions. Songwriting duties were handled by CeCe Winans, Madeline Bell, as well as others.

Equipped with powerful messages, the CeCe Winans LP tackles hot-button issues. Parental responsibility and teen suicide prevention are among them.


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