Jekalyn Carr Co-Hosts 37th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards
June 22, 2022
Jekalyn Carr Co-Hosts 37th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards as “My Portion” Hits #1 On Billboard’s Gospel Airplay Chart
Though Jekalyn Carr wears many hats, she continues her winning season as a recording artist.
In July, Carr will co-host the 37th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards alongside the gifted Kierra Sheard-Kelly. This is a double first for Carr, who is the youngest artist to co-host the show for two consecutive years. This will also be the first year that two female artists assume co-hosting duties.
Jekalyn Carr began singing and ministering professionally when she was only 15 years old. Less than a decade later, she is one of the top-selling independent recording artists in Gospel music, with 10 Billboard No.1’s – including six No.1 radio singles, two No.1 albums and two No.1 digital singles. In her career, she has had seven Top-10 songs, five GRAMMY® Award nominations, two Billboard Music Award nominations, with millions of lifetime global streams on YouTube, and other platforms. Carr is the recipient of five Stellar Gospel Music Awards and two Dove Awards. In 2021 she was inducted into the Women’s Songwriters Hall of Fame. She was named one of EBONY Magazine’s ‘Power 100’ as one of the Most Influential People in the World and ranked No. 23 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Artist of the 2010s according to the All Decade-end Charts.
Recently, Carr’s single “My Portion” has hit the #1 position on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart, making it her sixth #1 radio single and bringing her tally of career number ones to 10.
“I’m excited that radio is playing ‘My Portion’, and I hope that people are blessed by hearing it,” says Carr. “The song is a reminder that our portion is always filled with good news. Though we may encounter difficulty, hardship, sickness and other challenges – the portion that is promised to us is victory so we have to keep the faith.”
In April, Carr received enormous media attention for her showstopping Grammy Award look. She was named one of the evening’s best dressed by Variety, Deadline, Eonline, People, Essence and more. A show-stopping look like that doesn’t come together without advance planning and preparation.
Jekalyn Carr is also a speaker, author, radio show host and entrepreneur who recently launched Jekalyn Beauty Skincare and Jekalyn Beauty Haircare, offering a suite of products to simplify the needs of women of all ages. Products can be purchased at www.JEKALYNBEAUTY.com.