LEAD SINGLE "CLOSE TO YOU" AND SECOND SINGLE "GRACE" CHART TOPS
(dateline - Nashville, TN - February 19, 2010; source: B&C Records)
The reign of Grammy Award-winning gospel duo, BeBe & CeCe Winans' Still, is proving to be a chart-topping success as, "Close to You," the first single from their reunion album is currently #4 on Billboard Magazine's Hot Gospel Charts. "Close to You" has received critical acclaim and success for its soul-stirring, smooth sound and pristine vocals. The success has also paralleled to their second and current single, "Grace," as the record now holds the #9 chart position on Billboard Magazine's Hot Gospel Charts.
"Grace," dubbed as Oprah Winfrey's "new favorite song" by the media mogul herself, was performed for the first time nationally on the syndicated show back on October 23, 2009. After a compelling performance fused with the impactful lyrics, "Grace," ignited a whirlwind causing the single to jump instantaneously to the #1 position on iTunes. Still, their first album in fifteen years, is available in stores and on Itunes now and was released on B&C Records in conjunction with Malaco Music Group.
"Close to You" is currently garnering crossover radio play on Urban Adult Contemporary and Gospel radio formats. "It has been 15 years since we've recorded an album together," says BeBe and CeCe, "and we feel extremely blessed to see our first single climb to the top. We couldn't have done it without our fans, radio and the support of Malaco Records. It's been a humbling experience to reflect on our journey and realize that the love and support that we've experienced over the years is still with us to this day."
Bebe penned the anthemic "Grace." The soft piano open meets the subtle guitar strums and penetrating percussion, while Bebe & Cece harmonize in what feels like a whisper. As they speak so pleasingly simply about God's undeserved favor, forgiveness, kindness and mercy, Bebe adds, "I am humbled by our fans, radio and everyone who has embraced us [Bebe & Cece] after 15 years."
Premiering 11 new BeBe & CeCe classics, Still also includes the heart wrenching second single "Grace," "Things" (featuring brother Marvin Winans), "Let It Be" (featuring Mary Mary) and "I Found Love" (Cindy's Song) which is destined to be the wedding song of the year. If you purchase the new album from Wal-Mart stores, buyers will receive a bonus track exclusively for all Wal-Mart consumers. Look for appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tavis Smiley Show, CNN and others.
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