Award-winning gospel duo BeBe and CeCe Winans released their first album in more than 15 years Tuesday after months of anticipation.
Available online and in stores, Still once again teams up the brother and sister duo, who together topped the R&B and inspirational charts in 1987 with their debut single, “I.O.U. Me,” and became the second African American artists to receive a Dove Award in the Group of the Year category.
The new 11-track project, first announced to fans earlier this year, includes songs featuring their brother, Marvin Winans, and gospel duo Mary Mary. Also included is the lead single, “Close to You,” the video for which was recently launched on Yahoo.
“With assistance from longtime producer and collaborator Keith Thomas, along with Warryn Campbell, Percy Bady, Peter Zizzo, Merv Warren and Mario Winans, BeBe & CeCe weave their love for God in a faith-fueled gospel sound that combines a tuneful blend of R&B, pop, soul, jazz and more,” the album’s promoters say.
It has been 15 years since the duo last released an album together, having pursued solo careers after producing five albums. Over the course of their careers, the duo has garnered numerous awards, including five Grammy Awards, eight Dove Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, one Soul Train Award and over a dozen Stellar Awards. They have also racked up 12 chart topping R&B singles, as well as numerous No. 1 singles on Christian AC and CHR radio, three gold albums and one platinum album.
With the release of Still, the Winans will now be gearing up for the “BeBe & CeCe Reunion Tour,” which will make its way across the country later this year.
Details regarding the tour have yet been released.