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.
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 by as a perennial award nominee. Her critically acclaimed albums not only reach the hearts of the listeners, they make an impact with her peers in the industry, many 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).
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. Her 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.