Nominations for the 34th Annual Stellar Awards were announced this morning via radio and social media. Jekalyn Carr - evangelist, entrepreneur, and Grammy® nominated gospel recording artist - was nominated in five categories:
- Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year
- Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year
- Traditional CD of the Year - One Nation Under God
- Recorded Music Package of the Year - One Nation Under God
- Artist of the Year
The Stellar Award nominations come on the heels of Carr's Grammy nods for Gospel Album - One Nation Under God - and Gospel Performance/Song for "You Will Win."
Hearing the news of the announcement, Jekalyn comments: "What a privilege it was to hear my name announced in the nominations for the Stellar Awards. This is great news to hear upon all the other accomplishments that I have achieved in my youth. I remember the day when I told God all I want to do is give His people hope through my gifts. I had a feeling that God would use me to do and accomplish some great things beginning in my youth, I had no clue that it would be to this capacity! Thank you, God, for trusting me with what you've given me for the world. Thank you to my dad, mom and siblings who effortlessly works and supports me daily. Thank you to all of my worldwide supporters who constantly supports my ministry. Thank you to radio, churches, organizations who helps me spread the word God gives me through music to bless His people!"
Allen Carr - who serves as Jekalyn's manager as well as producer and record company president - echoed Jekalyn's thoughts saying: "I'm glad to see as a father, manager, and producer how Jekalyn's life has evolved. It is an honor to see that her dedication to her craft has not gone unnoticed. She has stood and proven herself to be consistent with delivery of great music, vision and the call to which God has placed on her life. She began at the young age of five and now to see that little girl blossomed in to such a great young lady is amazing."
Independent artist, Carr, has taken the industry by storm with her rising success. Since her break-out single in 2016, "You're Bigger," she has gone on to create two top producing gospel albums, One Nation Under God and The Life Project. Most recently, Carr has added author to already impressive résumé with book, You Will Win. Along with her Stellar nominations, Carr is nominated for two Grammy® awards for Jekalyn's music is available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
For more information and a complete list of upcoming events, visit www.IAMJekalynCarr.com. The Stellar Awards will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV at the Orleans Arena. For more information, visit www.theStellarAwards.com.
ABOUT JEKALYN CARR:Grammy® and Dove Award nominated artist, Jekalyn Carr, is soaring to success since the beginning of her career at the tender age of 15. As an independent artist, Carr has garnered both national and international reach with a Billboard No. 1 Top Gospel Album, The Life Project, as well as No. 1 on Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and No. 1 on Gospel Digital Song chart for single, "You're Bigger." The song also peaked at No. 33 on the Adult R&B Radio Airplay chart. Jekalyn's achievements have landed her collaborations with gospel legends Shirley Caesar and Dorothy Norwood and performances on GMA's Dove Awards, OWN's Greenleaf, BET's "Joyful Noise," Black Music Honors and The Triumph Awards. In addition, she was featured in a documentary, Rejoice and Shout alongside legends such as: Smokey Robinson, Andrae Crouch, and Kirk Franklin. As compelling as she is as a vocalist, she is equally as dynamic as an evangelist. This emerging artist's national acclaim is evinced by the distinct honor of being named Jet Magazine's Top Ten Faces You Need to Know and Ebony's Power 100 list. Jekalyn's heartfelt ministry and songs touch all genres, young and old. Her message is, "you can be successful if you believe, pursue the vision, and most of all trust God."