Is Whitney Houston related to CeCe Winans?

Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston

Who was Whitney Houston?

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer and actress. Nicknamed “The Voice”, she is one of the bestselling music artists of all time, with sales of over 200 million records worldwide.

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress. Nicknamed “The Voice”, she is one of the bestselling music artists of all time, with sales of over 200 million records worldwide.

Houston has influenced many singers in popular music and is known for her powerful, soulful vocals and vocal improvisation skills.

She is the only artist to have had seven consecutive number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, from “Saving All My Love for You” in 1985 to “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” in 1988.

Houston enhanced her popularity upon entering the movie industry. Her recordings and films have generated both great success and controversy. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career and posthumously, including two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, and 28 Guinness World Records, as well as induction into the Grammy, Rhythm and Blues Music, and Rock and Roll halls of fame.

Houston has been regarded as one of the greatest vocalists of all time and a cultural icon. She is also recognized as one of the most influential R&B artists in history. Black female artists, such as Janet Jackson and Anita Baker, were successful in popular music partly because Houston paved the way.

Houston reportedly appeared “disheveled” and “erratic” in the days before her death. On February 9, 2012, Houston visited singers Brandy Nor-wood and Monica, together with Clive Davis, at their rehearsals for Davis’s pre-programmed Awards party at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills That same day, she made her last public performance when she joined Kelly Price on stage in Hollywood, California, and sang “Jesus Loves Me”.

Two days later, on February 11, Houston was found unconscious in Suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton, submerged in the bathtub. Beverly Hills paramedics arrived at about 3:30 pm, found Houston unresponsive, and performed CPR. Houston has pronounced dead at 3:55 pm PST. The cause of death was not immediately known; local police said there were “no obvious signs of criminal intent”

Who is CeCe Winans?

Priscilla Marie Winans Love, known professionally as CeCe Winans, is an American gospel singer. She rose to prominence as a member of the duo BeBe & CeCe Winans; before launching an acclaimed solo career.

CeCe Winans

Priscilla Marie Winans Love, known professionally as CeCe Winans born October 8, 1964) is an American gospel singer. She rose to prominence as a member of the duo BeBe & CeCe Winans; before launching an acclaimed solo career. Winans has been awarded 15 Grammy Awards, the most for a female gospel singer; and 28 GMA Dove Awards, 16 Stellar Awards, and 7 NAACP Image Awards, along with many other awards and honors to her credit.

Winans is considered to be one of the greatest gospel artists of all time, the most-awarded gospel artist of all time, and the best-selling gospel act of all time.

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has 17 million record sales certified by RIAA, and over 19 million estimated total sales as a solo artist. Billboard magazine lists all of her solo albums as top Christian music sellers, and six albums as a duo with her older brother, BeBe Winans

Priscilla Marie Winans Love, known professionally as CeCe Winans, was born on October 8, 1964. She is an American gospel singer. She rose to prominence as a member of the duo BeBe & CeCe Winans; before launching an acclaimed solo career. Winans has been awarded 15 Grammy Awards, the most for a female gospel singer; and 28 GMA Dove Awards, 16 Stellar Awards, and 7 NAACP Image Awards, along with many other awards and honors to her credit.

Winans is considered to be one of the greatest gospel artists of all time, the most-awarded gospel artist of all time, and the best-selling gospel act of all time.

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has 17 million record sales certified by RIAA, and over 19 million estimated total sales as a solo artist. Billboard magazine lists all of her solo albums as top Christian music sellers, and six albums as a duo with her older brother, BeBe Winans.

Winans was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Delores and David Winans, on October 8, 1964. She is one of 10 children. Her parents were part of the Church Of God In Christ and would only listen to gospel music. She sang her first solo at the age of 8.

Winans now resides in Brentwood, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, with her husband Alvin Love, and two children. Her children were featured in the BeBe & CeCe Winans music video “If Anything Ever Happened to You”.

CeCe Winans was the best friend of Whitney Houston and godmother to her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. On February 18, 2012, Winans performed “Don’t Cry for Me” and “Jesus Loves Me” at Houston’s funeral, at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.

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