As the nephew of Bebe & Cece, and having been surrounded by a family of musical icons his entire life, pursuing a career in music was a natural choice for Mike. His earliest success came while singing alongside his cousins, as the next generation of The Winans in a group called Winans Phase II, which garnered Mike a Grammy nomination as well as a Billboard #1 hit on the gospel charts.
After finding success as an artist, Mike branched out and began songwriting and producing, garnering his first major label credits while working with his aunt Vickie Winans on her 2003 release, Bringing It All Together. In 2006, Mike decided to expand beyond the gospel world, signing with Sean "Diddy" Combs and soon thereafter found himself working with some of the biggest artists in the world including Chris Brown, New Edition, Case, Michelle Williams, Mario Winans, Danity Kane, and Diddy himself. Over the past 4 years Mike has written and produced on 5 Billboard #1 Albums and 4 Platinum Albums, as well as serving as a senior producer on MTV's Making the Band, developing numerous talents for Bad Boy Records.
"My Own Genre" is Mike Winan's first full length R&B album. Mike is excited to share his unique style of R&B that combines the inspiration of his gospel roots with the trademark R&B/Pop sound.