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The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in music history. It would be easy to look back and rest on such illustrious honors, but Winans has always had her eyes fixed firmly on the future and constantly evolving. Her latest chart-topping musical offering, Believe For It, is her first live recording featuring some of the biggest songs in Christian music today.
The award-winning trailblazer delivers two new cuts “No Greater” and the title track, “Believe For It” which was penned by the collaborative efforts of Mitch Wong, Kyle Lee, Dwan Hill and Winans.
Additional tracks such as, “Never Lost”, “Hunger” “Shepherd” and “Worthy of It All,” leads worshipers straight to the throne room where their strength is surely to be renewed.
Believe For It dominated the Billboard Gospel charts with four number one spots in the same week:
#1 Top Gospel album, #1 Total Current Gospel Album, #1 Gospel Digital Song and #1 Top Christian/Gospel Album. Winans also made her mark at key Christian radio stations and networks holding a Top 10 presence on Billboard Christian charts. The US On-Demand streams for the single, “Believe For It” surpassed the 13 million cyber count and the album went beyond the 41 million mark.
The national media coverage and reviews included appearances on the TODAY Show, Entertainment Tonight and popular regionals morning shows in the Top 10 US markets.
“I’m thrilled with the success of Believe For It because I think the message of the song is more important today than ever before. I celebrate reaching Top 10 and the millions of views the videos have received, not because it elevates me in any way, but because the songs promote the truth of the Gospel and the hope we have in Christ,” says Winans.
In her record-breaking 2021, Winans garnered five additional Dove Award nominations to her ever increasing resume: Gospel Artist of the Year, Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year “Never Lost,” Gospel Album of the Year, “Believe For It” and Gospel Worship Song of the Year, “Believe For It.” The fifth nomination, Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year came via her collaboration with country superstar singer, Carrie Underwood on the classic hymn, “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”
Winans’ melodic journey spans over 40 years recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a duo with her brother BeBe, she has influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists over the course of her astonishing career. Her mantel today holds a staggering 12 GRAMMY Awards, 23 Dove Awards, and 7 Stellar Awards. She’s been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Nashville Music City Walk of Fame, in addition to being named a Trailblazer of Soul by BMI and garnering multiple NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Awards, Essence Awards, and more. She’s sold in excess of 5 million albums in the US, topping the Gospel charts repeatedly while crossing over with smashes like “Count On Me,” her stunning duet with Whitney Houston from the multi-platinum ‘Waiting To Exhale’ soundtrack, which sold 2 million copies and cracked the Top 10 on the Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts. She touched millions more with inspirational performances everywhere from Oprah to The White House, including The American Music Awards and The Kennedy Center Honors paying tribute to the late legendary actress, Cicely Tyson.
Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of Life.Church, an innovative multi-site church based in Edmond, Oklahoma. As one of the most respected leaders in the Church, Craig speaks frequently at leadership events and conferences worldwide, is a New York Times bestselling author, and serves as champion for the Global Leadership Summit. Through the top-ranking Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, he prompts innovative thinking in leaders at every level within any organization. Glassdoor has also named him in the top 10 CEOs in the U.S. (small and midsize companies) and named Life.Church as the #1 Place to Work under his leadership. Craig lives in the Edmond, Oklahoma area with his wife Amy and their six children. To learn more about Craig, visit www.craiggroeschel.com.
John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, speaker, coach, and leader who has sold more than 33 million books in fifty languages. He has been called the #1 leader in business and the most influential leadership expert in the world. His organizations—the John Maxwell Company, the John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation—have translated his teachings into seventy languages and used them to train millions of leaders from every country in the world. A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award and the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell influences Fortune 500 CEOs, the presidents of nations, and entrepreneurs worldwide. For more information about him visit JohnMaxwell.com.
Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and the Original Visionary of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus. Since 1997, Passion Conference has gathered collegiate-aged young people in events across the US and around the world. Most recently, Passion hosted over 700,000 people from over 150 countries online at Passion 2021. Louie is the national bestselling author of over a dozen books including his newest release, Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table, as well as Goliath Must Fall, Indescribable: 100 Devotions about God & Science, The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, I Am Not But I Know I Am, and others. Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.
One of the most prolific communicators of our day, Dr. Dharius Daniels is on a mission to help as many people as possible become their best selves while doing their best work. Speaker, coach, and certified emotional intelligence specialist, Dharius specializes in helping others self optimize without self destructing. He acquired his passion to add value to the lives of others at an early age growing up in a small town, Kilmichael, MS. Although the population was less than 700 residents, he was taught by his father that your enlightenment, not your environment, determines your outcomes. He was inspired to unleash his untapped potential while gaining his undergraduate degree from Millsaps College and post graduate degrees from Princeton and Fuller.
With over 20 years of leadership experience, Dharius understands that right information can cause a comprehensive revolution. This passion for transformation inspired him to continue his writing career by releasing his most recent published book Relational Intelligence: The People Skills You Need For The Life Of Purpose You Want. Dr. Dharius also emerged in the mentoring and coaching arena with the release of the Daniels Den Mentoring & Coaching Program which serves thousands of members.
In addition to his contributions in the field of speaking and coaching, Dharius continues to serve as Lead Pastor of the multi-site, and multi-regional, Change Church. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Princeton. He enjoys downtime with activities such as playing a round of golf or weight training. Dharius is married to his college sweetheart, Shameka, and they are the proud parents of two sons, Seth and Gabriel.