Grammy Awards 2022: Cece Winans Bags Three Awards

Cece Winans has been on the gospel music scene for the better part of three decades. She is the best-selling female gospel artist of all time. . The gospel music legend isn’t showing any signs of slowing down as she keeps bagging awards for her work. This week, her latest set of awards came as she bagged a hat trick at the Grammy Awards 2022. 

This post looks at the categories she won and other gospel acts that took home awards on the night. 

Cece Winans Shining at the Grammys

We can sum up Cece Winans in one word, “Unstoppable!” Her voice is getting more powerful, and her creativity keeps growing beyond description. She is aging like the proverbial “fine wine.” Since the release of her latest album, “Believe For It,” her fans worldwide can seem to get enough.

This week, Cece Winans went home with three Grammy Awards to crown a fantastic year. The awards include:

  • Best Gospel Performance/Song: “Never Lost”
  • Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: “Believe For It” 
  • Best Gospel Album: “Believe For It.”

While receiving her awards, Winans said, “To God be the glory! This is amazing. Thank you to everyone who played and sang on this album. All the songs are just amazing. I am so humbled to win three more Grammys.”

Interestingly, this album began as a live recording before evolving into a fantastic gift that continues giving. It has since transitioned from stage to studio, treating fans to the best of both worlds. The songs were rearranged and reproduced to create studio versions that fans can access in digital streaming formats. 

Cece continues to trend on the Billboard charts with “Believe For It,” but another track, “Goodness of God,” is about to hit the airwaves officially. Already Cece’s TikTok version has gathered over 100 million views. Her hat trick brings her total tally to 15 Grammys. This is a fantastic feat for a gospel artist, making her one of the greatest of all time.

Other Gospel Acts that Took Home Awards

Cece Winans wasn’t the only gospel act to take home awards at the ceremony. She was in good company as Maverick City Music and Elevation Worship also picked an award. Former American Idol winner Carrie Underwood also went home with an award. Check the list below for the different Gospel-related categories at this year’s Grammys. The list also shows the nominees and category winners.

Best Gospel Performance/Song

    • “Voice of God,” Dante Bowe featuring Steffany Gretzinger and Chandler Moore; Dante Bowe, Tywan Mack, Jeff Schneeweis, and Mitch Wong, songwriters
    • “Joyful,” Dante Bowe; Dante Bowe and Ben Schofield, songwriters
    • “Help,” Anthony Brown & Group Therapy; Anthony Brown and Darryl Woodson, songwriters
  • “Never Lost,” CeCe Winans – Winner
  • “Wait on You,” Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music; Dante Bowe, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hudson, Brandon Lake, and Chandler Moore, songwriters.

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

    • “We Win,” Kirk Franklin and Lil Baby; Kirk Franklin, Dominique Jones, Cynthia Nunn, and Justin Smith, songwriters.
    • “Hold Us Together (Hope Mix),” H.E.R. and Tauren Wells; Josiah Bassey, Dernst Emile, and H.E.R., songwriters.
    • “Man of Your Word,” Chandler Moore and KJ Scriven; Jonathan Jay, Nathan Jess, and Chandler Moore, songwriters
  • “Believe For It,” CeCe Winans; Dwan Hill, Kyle Lee, CeCe Winans, and Mitch Wong, songwriters – Winner.
  • “Jireh,” Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music featuring Chandler Moore and Naomi Raine; Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Chandler Moore, and Naomi Raine, songwriters.

Best Gospel Album

    • “Changing Your Story,” Jekalyn Carr.
    • “Royalty: Live at the Ryman,” Tasha Cobbs Leonard.
    • “Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition,” Maverick City Music.
    • “Jonny X Mali: Live in LA,” Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music
  • “Believe for It,” CeCe Winans – Winner

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

    • “No Stranger,” Natalie Grant
    • “Feels Like Home Vol. 2,” Israel and New Breed
    • “The Blessing (Live),” Kari Jobe
    • “Citizen of Heaven (Live),” Tauren Wells
  • “Old Church Basement,” Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music – Winner

Best Roots Gospel Album

    • “Alone With My Faith,” Harry Connick, Jr.
    • “That’s Gospel, Brother,” Gaither Vocal Band
    • “Keeping On,” Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
    • “Songs For the Times,” The Isaacs
  • “My Savior,” Carrie Underwood – Winner

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