Benjamin 'BeBe' Winans was born in 1962 in Detroit, Michigan. He is the seventh child in the Winans family, a family rich in gospel music.
BeBe Winans built his career as a duo with his sister CeCe. Together, they released several albums, with their biggest success being the album Different Lifestyles, which went platinum. In 1996, the two singers parted ways to pursue solo careers.
As the two siblings went their separate ways in their career, BeBe Winans signed with Atlantic Records. At Atlantic, he released his self-titled debut solo album in 1997. The album had moderate hits with 'In Harm's Way' and 'Thank You' which reached #20 and #53 on the R&B charts.
BeBe's second album Love & Freedom, was on Motown Records, and was released in 2000. The album featured collaboration with Brian McKnight and Joe on the lead single "Coming Back Home." It's second single "Jesus Children of America," was a cover of a Stevie Wonder track and featured BeBe's brother Marvin, as well as Stevie Wonder.
BeBe Winans started his own record label, The Movement Group, on which he released his third album Dream, in 2005. The album's lead single was "I Have A Dream," which included pieces of Martin Luther King's speech and was released on the radios around Martin Luther King Jr's birthday.
BeBe Winan's latest album Cherch, was released in 2007. In addition to his regular solo albums, he released a live album, BeBe Live and Up Close in 2002 and a Christmas album, My Christmas Prayer, in 2003.
BeBe also has his own syndicated radio programme, The BeBe Winans Radio Show. In early 2008, he starred in the Broadway show The Color Purple as Harpo, with Chaka Khan playing as his wife, Sofia.