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BMI TRAILBLAZERS OF GOSPEL 2016

BMI TRAILBLAZERS OF GOSPEL 2016

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Well it’s official, BMI is set to honor Bebe & Cece Winans along with Erica and Tina Campbell, aka Mary Mary next year during an All-Star Tribute at the Trailblazers of Gospel Music Luncheon held in Atlanta, GA.  Just so you know, this is an invitation only event which includes a star-studded line-up of Gospel and R&B artists singing tribute to the honorees.

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BeBe & CeCe Winans are an American gospel music brother and sister duo. BeBe (Benjamin) and CeCe (Priscilla) Winans are the seventh and eighth of Mom” and “Pop” Winans’ ten children, most of whom have had gospel music careers. Together, they have received several awards, including three Grammys.   BeBe and CeCe first appeared in the public eye when they debuted in 1982 as part of the singing group The PTL Singers on the Christian television show The PTL Club. They were introduced by Jim Bakker, and recorded their first album Lord Lift Us Up as a duo for PTL Records.

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Mary Mary is a Grammy Award-winning American contemporary gospel duo, consisting of sisters Erica Atkins-Campbell (born April 29, 1972) and Trecina “Tina” Atkins-Campbell (born May 1, 1974).  The duo are often credited along with Kirk Franklin for broadening the fan base of urban contemporary gospel in the 2000s by introducing elements of soul music, hip hop, funk and jazz. Mary Mary broke onto the music scene with their popular song “Shackles (Praise You)”—which is considered one of the pioneering songs of urban contemporary gospel music. The group’s name, as stated in an interview is inspired by the two famous Marys from the Bible; Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, and Mary Magdalene.

Their debut album, Thankful (2000), was certified Platinum. In addition, the duo has released two Gold albums: Incredible (2002) and Mary Mary (2005), both of which have charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums. They have also received four Grammys, among other awards. In 2011, they released their fifth studio album, Something Big.

In March 2012, they premiered their own television series, Mary Mary, on WE tv. A second season premiered in December 2012 and concluded in February 2013. Their most recently released album is their first compilation album, Go Get It (2012), with the hit single of the same name. 

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November 24th, 2015

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