CeCe Winans ‘Humbled’ By 10th No. 1 Gospel Album

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CeCe Winans ‘Humbled’ By 10th No. 1 Gospel Album

By Movieguide® Contributor

CeCe Winans attributes prayer to her recent successes. The “most awarded gospel artist of our time” just released a new album, performed on AMERICAN and finished a tour.

She reflected on the impact of the tour with CBN.

“We had a wonderful tour, 24 cities. Before we started, I got on social media and I said I need everybody to pray for me. And they did. But it was so powerful. Every night was just spectacular to me. Really. Every night,” Winans described.

Her new live recording album, “More Than This,” launched to the top of Billboard’s charts. It earned Winans her 10th No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Album chart and her second No 1. on the Top Christian Album chart.

“I am humbled by it. I’m excited. I feel like we have created something that people are going to embrace. And it is more than entertainment. It is something that will minister to the hearts of the people,” Winans told CBN. “When you listen to this record, to me the highlight is when the audience is singing. I just felt like this must be the closest thing to heaven, these voices.”

Winans first live recording album,”Believe For It,” came during the pandemic and was birthed out of prayers of desperation.

“When we recorded ‘Believe for It.’ We prayed. We always prayed. But during the pandemic, it was such a desperation of needing God’s anointing to rest on that project, for His Spirit to rest on that project, so that when people heard it… A lot of people were in isolation. A lot of people couldn’t go to church. People were fighting for their lives, literally. Losing loved ones, and so, that was just our cry to God,” she shared.

Now, over three years later, Winans sees people being touched by both albums.

“When we recorded this record, ‘More Than This,’ and we were on the phone with the team, they were telling me that ‘Believe for It’ was getting its best number since it’s been out and it’s been 3 years, over 3 years. And I was like, ‘to God be the glory.’ He continues to amaze us,” she said.

Winans recently appeared on AMERICAN IDOL to accompany contestant Roman Collins.

“PRAISE! 🙏 The iconic @cecewinans & @romancollinsofficial duet on “Goodness of God” on the #AmericanIdol Grand Finale! 🙌” AMERICAN IDOL posted, accompanied by a video of Winans and Collins singing. IDOL judges including Katy Perry can be seen tearing up in the clip.

Movieguide® reported:

AMERICAN IDOL contestant Roman Collins returned to the show to bring the Gospel to the season finale with CeCe Winans…

Following the performance, Collins shared the moment on his social media and expressed his shock at being able to perform with Winans.

“WOW 🥹• The video is already at now 22 MILLION VIEWS (earlier it was 7) 😭. God you’re so faithful,” Collins wrote. “I got to minister with CeCe Winans in front of America & FANTASIA ON PENTECOST SUNDAY 🥲”

“Wow. God really loves me, it’s always a pleasure and full circle moment working with friends and family.” he added.

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