The Whitney I Knew
In the Shadows of the Spotlight
BeBe Winans met Whitney Houston in church 26 years ago. They quickly developed a close bond. He considered her a sister, and she became a part of the Winans extended family. BeBe takes us inside the life of Whitney Houston. Winans sang back-up vocals on every one of her records and toured with her. He was with her when she was both in front of the camera and far from the spotlight—through good times and the worst of times. Here readers will discover profound stories of triumph and inspiration, and heart-breaking realities that led to her ultimate defeat—new information and insights readers will not find anywhere else. Delivering the moving eulogy at her funeral, Winans reaffirmed that she will be remembered for her warm, lavish generosity and light-hearted humor—the positive truths that overshadow any negative missteps in recent years. ”In my heart and in my mind, I have memories of so many great, great moments; she will live in our hearts forever.”
About the Author
BeBe Winans is a groundbreaking inspirational, R&B, and gospel vocalist, writer, and producer who has recorded with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, and Whitney Houston. He has won 4 Grammy awards, 10 Dove awards, and 6 Stellar awards, has had a syndicated radio show, and has acted in both film and theater. In 1987 he teamed up with sister CeCe Winans for an amazing run of smash hits and platinum-selling albums. BeBe resides with his family in Nashville, Tennessee.