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Winans Family Extends Chart Legacy, As Juan & Lisa Winans Lead Gospel Airplay for First Time

Juan & Lisa Winans
Cedrick Jones

Juan & Lisa Winans

"It Belongs to Me," featuring Marvin Winans, ascends. Plus, CeCe Winans adds her latest top 10.

The iconic Winans family again ranks at No. 1 on a Billboard chart, this time thanks to two members new to the coveted spot.

On Gospel Airplay, husband and wife Juan & Lisa Winans' debut single "It Belongs to Me," featuring Marvin Winans, climbs 2-1, up by 22% in plays in the week ending Nov. 22, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

While the twosome reigns in its first Gospel Airplay appearance, Marvin Winans, who is Juan's uncle, adds his second No. 1. He first led as featured on Andrae Crouch's "Let the Church Say Amen," for four weeks starting in April 2012.

Marvin Winans is a member of landmark gospel group The Winans, which also includes Carvin (Juan's father) and Michael Winans. The act most recently ruled Top Gospel Albums in 1990 with its LP Return.

Juan Winans began his career as a teenaged member of the group Winans Phase 2, with younger members of the family. The act scored a No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums in its lone appearance, as We Get Next led in September 1999.

Lisa Winans (formerly Lisa Kimmey) broke through as a member of Christian music trio Out of Eden with her sisters Andrea Kimmey-Baca and Danielle Kimmey Torrez. In 1994-2005, the group posted six Top Christian Albums entries, including two top 10s.

Another member of the Winans family scales the airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Hot Gospel Songs chart, as CeCe Winans' "Never Lost" hops 12-10. The song gained by 12% to 234,000 U.S. streams and by 4% in format radio plays in the tracking week. Winans adds her third Hot Gospel Songs top 10 and first since "Never Have to Be Alone" hit No. 4 in February 2017. Her first chart entry, "Pray," led for two weeks in January 2006.

The Nashville-based Winans (born Priscilla Marie Winans Love) is originally from Detroit and is the daughter of Delores and David Winans, aka, "Mom & Pop Winans." CeCe and older brother BeBe Winans have posted six top 10s on Top Gospel Albums, most recently First Christmas (No. 5 in January). Two of those titles hit No. 1. CeCe Winans has also scored six No. 1s, among 10 top 10s, on the chart as a solo act.