The eighth of ten siblings in the musical Winans family, CeCe Winans (born Priscilla) performed most often with her brother, BeBe, in a duo that recorded gospel material with R&B settings and proved to be the most commercially successful of the Winans groupings (which also included her older brothers Marvin, Carvin, Ronald, and Michael in the Winans and her parents in Mom & Pop Winans).
Born in Detroit, she worked with BeBe in a duo called the PTL Singers until 1987, when they released their self-titled debut album (with vocal contributions from nine members of the family). Four albums followed during the next seven years. After 1994’s Relationships, CeCe began recording her first solo album. Released in 1995, Alone in His Presence with her singing standards like “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “Blessed Assurance,” and “I Surrender All.”