I AM JEKALYN CARR
Jekalyn Carr, 21, is a GRAMMY®, Two-Time Billboard Music Award and GMA Dove Award-nominated and Stellar Award-winning independent recording artist, musician, evangelist, entrepreneur, actress and author. Jekalyn encompasses the right kind of substance in which great personalities are made of and understands the dynamic and sacrifices she has to make for her platform, and she does them willingly, because her focus is on the greater good—impacting people. Her gift, passion, character, integrity, talent, and sacrifice is evident in everything she does.
Jekalyn has started 2018 with the release of her first book You Will Win!: Inspirational Strategies To Help You Overcomeand fourth album One Nation Under God. You Will Win!is a collection of Carr’s most poignant and riveting exhortations, inspirational messages, pointers and strategies designed to promote a victorious life, in Christ. While out traveling the world, and ministering to the masses, Carr has sensed a strong desire among God’s people, for the tools necessary to live victoriously, in Christ. To that end, she felt compelled to create this printed resource that will provide Biblical and relevant insight for believers. You Will Winchallenges the reader to lay their hands on everything in their life that seems it’s been defeated and command it to win.
Top selling independent recording artist Jekalyn Carr currently is celebrating three #1’s across Billboard and Mediabase charts this week. Carr’s 4th independent release ONE NATION UNDER GOD (Lunjeal/New debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums and Top Digital Gospel Albums chart this week. This marks her second consecutive Billboard #1 Gospel Album (The Life Project).
The album’s lead single “You Will Win,” has six consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel National Airplay chart and five weeks at # 1 on Mediabase Gospel Airplay chart this week.
Since its release on September 14, 2017, the Grammy® and Two-Time Billboard Music Award nominated singer’s single has also generated millions of streams. Additionally, Carr has earned eight career #1’s within the last two years; two on Mediabase Gospel Airplay charts (“You’re Bigger,” “You Will Win”) and six on Billboard’s Top Gospel Album Sales (The Life Project, One Nation Under God), Gospel Airplay (“You’re Bigger,” “You Will Win”) and Digital Song Sale charts (“You’re Bigger,” “You Will Win”).
In 2017, the success of The Life Projectand single “You’re Bigger” earned Jekalyn a GRAMMY nomination, two Billboard Music Award nominations, five Stellar Gospel Music Award nominations and a GMA Dove Award nomination. Jekalyn also made her television acting debut with a featured role on the television series Greenleafon OWN Network.
Her most recent monumental milestone was the success of her 2016 release of The Life Project(Lunjeal Music Group/eOne). The album debuted at Number 1 on both Billboard’s Top Gospel and the Combined Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart. The project spawned the mega hit song “You’re Bigger,” which spent four weeks at Number 1 on both Billboard’s Gospel Airplay (34 consecutive weeks in the Top 5) and its Gospel Digital Song Sales Charts. “You’re Bigger” was named the 2nd Most Played Gospel Song at Gospel Radio in 2016 by Billboard Magazine Year-End Gospel issue. The song also crossed over into mainstream radio reaching Number 33 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Radio Airplay chart.
In 2013 with the poignant and powerful BillboardTop 5 single, “Greater Is Coming,” which showcased a vocal ability and intensity far beyond her15 years. In 2013, she released her debut studio album of the same name reaching No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart. This embryonic artist’s burgeoning national acclaim was evinced when she received the distinct honor of being named a POWER 100 by Ebony Magazinein 2014 as one of the most influential people in the world. She was on the same list as Beyonce, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Lebron James, and Quincy Jones to name a few. In 2015, Jekalyn wonher firstStellar Award, at the age of 16, for Youth Project of the Year.
Jekalyn Carr has appeared on many notable televised programs, such as The Stellar Awards, The Dove Awards, NFL Super Bowl Gospel, TBN, Black Music Honors, GMA Honors, The Trumpet Awards, The Triumph Awards, The Bobby Jones Gospel Show, and many more. A number of the U.S. cities in which she has performed in have honored her, by giving her official proclamations and keys to the cities. Carr’s heartfelt messages and songs touches all genres, young and older people. Jekalyn wants you to know, that you can be successful if you believe, pursue the vision and most of all trust God.