I AM JEKALYN CARR
Jekalyn Carr, 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. She has spent half a decade on top of the charts, as a top selling independent recording artist. She has garnered two #1 Billboard Gospel albums (The Life Project and her most recent One Nation Under God), and two #1 Billboard songs entitled “You’re Bigger” and “You Will Win”. In 2013, Jekalyn burst on the scenes, with the poignant and powerful Billboard Top 5 single, “Greater Is Coming,” which showcased a vocal ability and intensity far beyond her 15 years, with her hit song Greater Is Coming. This embryonic artist’s burgeoning national acclaim was evinced when she received the distinct honor of being named a POWER 100 by Ebony Magazine in 2014 as one of the most influential people in the world.
Jekalyn released her first book You Will Win!: Inspirational Strategies To Help You Overcome early this year. 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. Jekalyn also made her television acting debut with a featured role on the television series Greenleaf on OWN Network. 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 Carr, now 20 years old has been singing professionally since the age of 15, and public-speaking at the age of 13. She is a Grammy and Billboard Music Award nominee – has recently expanded her reach by filming her debut television and film roles, authoring her first book, and spending a half-decade at the top of the music charts.
2017 has found Carr in front of the camera, as well as behind the microphone, in a critically lauded cameo appearance during Season 2 of OWN Network’s hit original series, Greenleaf, as well as in her debut film role, in which she shares the screen with such dramatic and pop culture icons as Robin Givens, Brian White, Dorien Wilson, Romeo Miller, David Banner, Kandi Burruss, and Karrueche Tran, in the forthcoming 2018 release, I Never Heard My Father Speak. In both roles, Carr has delivered captivating and engaging performances while standing alongside legends in the fields of television and film, respectively. EBONY recognized her as a Power 100. JET Magazine recognized Jekalyn as one of the top 10 faces that you need to know.
This past year has also added another hyphen to her already impressive list of titles and accomplishments, as she became an “author” for the first time with the announcement of her first book, You Will Win: Inspirational Strategies to Help You Overcome. In the book, published in association with Trinity Broadcasting Network’s international publishing arm, and scheduled for wide release in early 2018, Carr offer motivational and inspirational tips and tactics to empower readers to overcome the obstacles of life and to live victoriously. Included in the book are snippets of her motivational talks that she has delivered over the years as well as fresh, new approaches to successful living.
The book will coincide with the release of Carr’s fourth album, One Nation Under God. The new album features a lead single that shares its name with that of her book, “You Will Win,” and that has already ascended to the coveted Top 10 on the elusive and fiercely competitive radio charts. “You Will Win” is a powerful message, encouraging listeners that they have all the tools needed for victory, already inside of them. One Nation Under God is the highly anticipated follow-up to Carr’s Number 1 album, The Life Project, which features the Number 1 single, “You Are Bigger,” and which garnered her aforementioned Grammy and Billboard Music Award nominations.