At just 13, Jekalyn was a highly sought-after speaker. She has never shied away from her true calling of delivering messages of positivity, hope, and the celebration of her faith to audiences around the country. Her messages are always warmly received by audiences everywhere. She has graced stages at colleges, conferences, churches, and organizations of all sizes and note.
At the age of 15, her speaking shifted to song when her single “Greater Is Coming” broached Billboard’s Gospel Music Top Ten chart debuting at number three. The wonderment of this achievement was manifold as Jekalyn was not only a teenager; she was and remains an independent artist. Adding to her spectacular introduction to the gospel music industry, Jekalyn received her first Stellar Award at the age of 16.
As a testament to the strength of her power and persona, Jekalyn has appeared on many notable televised programs such as the Triumph Awards Show, Black Music Honors, Trumpet Awards Show, Joyful Noise, TBN, and many more. To commemorate the lasting impact of her presence in their city, a number of U.S. cities have bequeathed to Jekalyn, a key to the city, and have honored her by making official proclamations in her name. She is living proof that age is no indication of impact as her heartfelt messages and songs continue to impact people of all ages and backgrounds. The overarching message that permeates her singing and speaking is one of simplicity. In it, Jekalyn wants you to know that you too can be successful if you trust God, believe in Him, and pursue the vision He’s placed in your heart.
At only 22, Jekalyn is a voice for her generation and a voice in her generation. Beyond the stage, she has engaged her interests in fashion, beauty, and cuisine. Though these interests are easily overshadowed by her award-winning career as a singer, she is ready to show the world that there’s so much more to her winning platform! As an independent artist, she has made waves as a perennial award nominee. Her critically acclaimed albums not only reach the hearts of the listeners, but they also make an impact with her peers in the industry, many of who are decades her senior. She received her first Grammy nomination at 19, has garnered a #1 Top Gospel Album (The Life Project), achieved #1 Gospel Airplay recognition and #1 Digital Gospel Songs for her song “You’re Bigger,” two Billboard Award nominations, four Stellar Gospel Music Awards and a GMA Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Album (One Nation Under God).
This embryonic artist’s burgeoning national acclaim is evinced by the distinct honor of being listed by Jet Magazine as “One of the Top Ten Faces You Need to Know.” Iconic Ebony magazine recognized Jekalyn Carr as an Ebony Power 100 of the most influential people, alongside the likes of Bishop TD Jakes, Lebron James, Pharrell Williams, the legendary Quincy Jones, and many more. As you’d expect, the Jekalyn Carr brand is one of hot pursuit. She has fielded offers from national and international brands like Green Dot, hair care companies, St. Jude Hospitals, and many more to lend her celebrity and support to their brand. As her career has blossomed, so have the manifold opportunities for the singer and speaker. She’s moving forward armed with her star power as an influencer, and you will soon see her work showcased online and on-screen.