From Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey Stirling is one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years. A classically trained violinist from Gilbert, Ariz., Lindsey has entered a futurist world of electronic big beats and animation, leaping through the music industry with over 6.8 million YouTube subscribers and over 1 billion views on her YouTube channel, Billboard chart-topping hits and sold out tours worldwide. Lindsey’s self-titled debut album featured twelve original tracks; including the viral smash “Crystallize,” which has racked up over 118 million YouTube views. The album earned her a 2014 Billboard Music Award nomination for “Top Dance/Electronic Album,” has sold 444,000 copies in the US without the backing of a major label, and has gone platinum in Germany and gold in Poland and Switzerland. The album reached #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Chart and Classical Album Chart and peaked at #23 on the Billboard Top 200. On April 29th, 2014, Lindsey released her sophomore album Shatter Me which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and has sold 255,000 copies to date in the US alone. The album includes a collaboration with Halestorm lead singer Lzzy Hale on her smash single “Shatter Me,” which has over 30 million views on YouTube. The album most recently won Lindsey a 2015 Billboard Music Award for “Top Dance/Electronic Album.” Lindsey has created a new music world where modern classical meets the infectious energy of dance and electronica. On stage, Stirling moves with the grace of a ballerina but works the crowd into a frenzy, “dropping the beat” like a rave fairy. On her current 2015 summer tour, fans can expect to hear Lindsey perform some of her biggest hits to date, including her breakthrough track "Crystallize" and the very personal "Shatter Me" in an all new revamped production from her last US tour. Stirling is the model of a modern independent recording artist, with a symbiotic relationship with her fans. A motivational speaker in her spare time, Stirling uses her own story to show teenagers that you’ve got to have confidence in the very thing that makes you unique – then wait for the world to catch up.