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CeCe Winans Makes Guest Appearance on NBC's TODAY SHOW

Winans Joins Star-Studded Musical to Celebrate AARP 50th Anniversary

May 12, 2008

CeCe Winans On Wednesday, May 14th fans throughout the U.S. can tune into NBC's Today Show to catch CeCe Winans in the ten o'clock hour chatting about her upcoming participation in AARP's star- studded 50th Anniversary musical. The once in a lifetime mega-event is directed by Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony award -winning producer and choreographer Debbie Allen featuring heavy-weight female vocalists such as: Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, Queen Latifah, Patti Austin, Shirley Caesar, Yolanda Adams, Ann Nesby and others. The two-hour event titled Songs of Soul and Inspiration will take place at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA and is open to the general public tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster online or via phone at (404) 249-6400.

Winans has been on a fast track for the past month promoting her new CD, Thy Kingdom Come ( PureSprings Gospel / EMI) laying claim to her third consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Gospel Charts and her seventh #1 overall on the charts after the release of her eighth solo CD in April. The first single, "Waging War" received the most increased plays at R&R during the first few weeks of release and landed in the Billboard's Hot Box as top selling Gospel CD of the week. As part of the marketing plan Verizon customers were able to download the single, "Forever" as a full-length song, ring tone and ring back via their V-Cast service. Thy Kingdom Come still maintains top positioning on charts as the label gears up for the second gospel single, "It Ain't Ova", written and produced by Percy Bady. In addition single, "Test of Time" going for adds at Christian Radio.

Multiple GRAMMY®, Dove, Stellar, and Soul Train award winner CeCe Winans is one of the leading female vocalists in pop and Christian/gospel music. In her more than two decades as a performer, she has sold more than 3 million albums as a solo artist and 5 million as part of blockbuster duo BeBe & CeCe Winans, as well as attained a number of smash singles, including the epic "Count on Me," her hit R&B duet with Whitney Houston. Throughout her career, Winans has garnered widespread media coverage, including cover stories for Essence, Jet, Women's World, CCM, and Today's Christian Woman, plus high-profile appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Live with Regis & Kathie Lee, Oprah, and countless more. In 1999, Winans launched PureSprings Gospel, a boutique imprint for her own albums and those of new, up-and-coming talent in gospel music and beyond.




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