MLK Jr. Concerts:Bebe and Cece Winans with Fred Hammond

Monday, August 16, 2010 7:00 PM

MLK Jr. Concert Series
Wingate Field, Brooklyn
Entrances on Brooklyn Avenue (Rutland Road and Winthrop Street.)

The brother-sister duo of Bebe and Cece Winans carries a great lineage as members of the gospel dynasty The Winans. They have had individual success, but nothing compares to the magic that is sparked by their musical union.

After six studio-recorded projects, their accomplishments included more than five million records worldwide, five Grammy Awards, eight Dove Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, a Soul Train Music Award and more than 12 Stellar Awards.

On their own, they have also been successful. CeCe earned several Grammys, released eight

CDs and became the first African- American woman to receive a Dove Award for best female vocalist.

BeBe earned numerous awards, penned hits for other artists and released six solo projects. He also honed his acting skills, co-starring in the Broadway play The Color Purple and serving as one of the judges of BET’s Sunday Best. Their 2009 album Still is, says Bebe, “Still BeBe and CeCe, still what we believe, still about God’s love, still about the music and not the madness,” he said. “It really says it all in that one word–still.”

The duo recently suffered two tremendous losses–brother Ronald in 2005 and patriarch David “Pop” in 2009. These trials contributed to the strengthening of their faith. Still reached #1 on Billboard’s Gospel chart and #2 on its R&B chart.


For more than 21 years, gospel listeners around the world have known Fred Hammond as a talented songwriter, bassist and vocalist.

His work with Face to Face Productions Corporation, of which he is both founder and CEO, has earned him the title “The Babyface of Gospel.”

As a solo artist and member of the pioneering urban group Commissioned, he has sold nearly 2 million albums. Since retiring from that group in 1995, his work with Radical for Christ has made him a mainstay on the Billboard Gospel Chart top 10.