*New York, NY – After working behind the scenes for the past 10 years, six-time Grammy winning Gospel/R&B artist Benjamin, “BeBe” Winans moves back to the forefront with a new single, “Laughter” featuring the newly formed gospel group, Korean Soul, brought to BeBe’s attention due to their posts featured on Instagram.
BeBe was so blown away by their incredible and unique sound he sent them the track and signed them to a production deal. “Laughter” was written by Winans and will be featured on his forthcoming album, his first solo album in six years, to be released later this year.
This past May, his single, “He Promised Me” featuring Tobbi & Tommi and introduced new artist Kiandra, reached #1 on the Billboard Gospel airplay charts making it his first solo #1 in his career.
“I am so excited to release this new single into the world…especially at a time when we all could use a bit more ‘laughter’ in our lives,” said Winans. “I am also thrilled to be joined by and to introduce to the world the amazing talented group of artists from Seoul, Korea – Korean Soul.”
Along with preparations for the album, Winans is also set to bring his buzzed about play about his life, Born for This to Broadway in 2019. Born for This is a universal story for anyone who has ever yearned for something, for anyone who is looking to find their purpose in life. It follows a talented young man from a tight-knit musical family as he grapples with his faith in his desire for fame. As teenagers BeBe, along with his sister CeCe, experience genuine culture shock when they leave the comfort of their home and family in Detroit to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s “Praise the Lord” network in North Carolina. When the duo rockets to fame, the seductive lure of fame and celebrity comes knocking. Ultimately, Bebe must reconcile the temptations of stardom and fortune with the things he values most in life.
Currently, BeBe serves as host of his own radio show on the Heart & Soul Channel (68) on Sirius/XM Radio Networks on Sunday Mornings (9am ET/7am PT).
About BeBe Winans
Benjamin, “BeBe” Winans, the six-time Grammy Award winner, is the seventh child and youngest male of the Detroit based first family of gospel music. BeBe is best known as an inspirational, R&B, and popular vocalist, songwriter who along with his musical partner and sister CeCe Winans are the first true Christian crossover artists to hit the mainstream. After 10 years working behind the scenes on projects such as serving as a former Executive Music Producer for the OWN Network’s latest scripted series, “Greenleaf” and host of his own radio show on the Heart & Soul Channel (68) on Sirius/XM Radio Networks on Sunday Mornings (9am ET/7am PT), he moves back into the forefront with plans to release a new album. The critically acclaimed production of his buzzed about play Born For This played in Boston during the summer of 2018 with plans to come to Broadway in spring of 2019.
In April of 2018, his single, “He Promised Me” featuring Tobbi & Tommi and introducing Kiandra, reached #1 on the Billboard Gospel airplay charts making it his first solo #1 in his career.
BeBe Winans has won six Grammy Awards, ten Dove Awards, six Stellar Awards, four NAACP Awards (three with sister CeCe and one with 3WB with brothers Marvin and Carvin) and three Soul Train Music Awards (two of them with sister CeCe).
Winans is an author who wrote the book “The Whitney I Knew” about his relationship with his dear friend Whitney Houston. He is also an actor and has been featured in projects such as Denzel Washington’s The Manchurian Candidate and Broadway’s The Color Purple opposite Chaka Khan.
As a solo artist, BeBe has released seven albums with guest appearances from friends as diverse as Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, David Foster and Anita Baker and is known for his jaw dropping performances on some of the most important and star-studded musical specials of the past decades.
BeBe & CeCe Winans have taken their message and presented it in a way that has touched and inspired a wide variety of audiences. BeBe & CeCe have nine successful gold and platinum recordings and in 1995 they began to explore their solo endeavors. BeBe, with his sisters, brothers, parents and on his own, has achieved an iconic status with the audiences he has moved and encouraged through the Winans’ brand of popular inspirational song.
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