Jekalyn Carr Ends 2016 Spending 30 Consecutive Weeks in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay Chart with Single “You’re Bigger”

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GRAMMY NOMINATED TEEN SENSATION JEKALYN CARR SPENDS
30 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS IN THE TOP 5 ON BILLBOARD’S GOSPEL AIRPLAY CHART WITH HER #1 SINGLE “YOU’RE BIGGER”

Billboard Names “You’re Bigger” The #2 Most Played
Gospel Song At Radio In 2016

ATLANTA, GA (Wednesday, December 28, 2016) – – Teen sensation Jekalyn Carr ends 2016 spending 30 consecutive weeks in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart with her #1 hit single “You’re Bigger”. The single debuted in the Top 5 on June 6th and landed at #1 on September 14th spending four non-consecutive weeks in that position.

On December 6th THE RECORDING ACADEMY® announced that Carr received a GRAMMY® nomination in the category of Best Gospel Performance/Song for “You’re Bigger”. This is Carr’s first GRAMMY® nomination, and it definitely caps off a remarkable year of firsts for the 19 year old prophetic powerhouse singer. The 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS® will take place on Sunday, February 12th in Los Angeles and will air live on CBS. For more information visit www.grammy.com

Earlier this month Billboard Magazine released its 2016 “Year-End” charts and named “You’re Bigger” as the 2nd most played Gospel song at radio this year and also claimed six other top positions in the Top 15 throughout several Gospel charts including Gospel Airplay Artists (#5), Hot Gospel Songs Artists (#6), Top Gospel Artists (#8), Hot Gospel Songs (#8), Gospel Digital Songs Artist (#9) and Gospel Digital Songs charts (#11). Additionally, “You’re Bigger” spent four non-consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Gospel Digital Songs chart.

You’re Bigger” is the first official single from Carr’s third album THE LIFE PROJECT (Lunjeal Music Group/eOne) which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums and iTunes Top 200 Digital Christian/Gospel Albums charts. The album also made a significant impact on Billboard’s Combined Christian/Gospel Albums chart (#6), Billboard’s Overall Top Albums Chart (#108) and landed in the Top 40 on iTunes Top 200 Pop Albums Chart.

Fueled by an aggressive promotional campaign powered by radio firm EFG Promotions (Eboni Funderburk), PR firm The J. Hardy Agency and Carr’s manager/father Allen Carr – high-profile performance and appearance opportunities presented itself for Carr this year. Performance and appearances includes The Triumph Awards (TV One), News One Now with Roland Martin (TV One), The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Black Music Honors Awards Show (Aspire TV), and Joyful Noise (BET) to name a few.

This embryonic artist’s burgeoning national acclaim is 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. She was on the same list as Beyonce, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Lebron James, and Quincy Jones to name a few.

Jekalyn encompasses the right kind of substance in which great Gospel artists are made. She understands the dynamic and sacrifices she has to make for her ministry and 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 and she is more than deserving of this moment.

The J. Hardy Agency

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