Lindsey Stirling is one among the current young violin sensations who rose to fame through her YouTube videos and her albums. She is known for her appearances in America’s Got Talent in 2010 and for her music video Crystallize which has garnered more than 200 million views so far. She is also a performance artist and a composer who performs for the soundtracks of her own composition and also produces cover versions for songs and soundtracks of other artists. Scroll down to know more about the life, career, and net worth of Lindsey Stirling in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Lindsey Stirling was born on September 21, 1986, to Stephen Stirling and Diane Stirling. Stirling has one elder sister and a younger sister and spent her childhood in Gilbert, Arizona. Her parents were not financially well off, and they could only afford her violin teacher some small amount of money which eventually left her with learning only half lessons.
Lindsey started to take violin classes when she was 5 and completed her high school at the Mesquite High School where she was a member of the band Stomp on Melvin. Her performance those days brought her the title Arizona’s Junior Miss and the Spirit Award at America’s Junior Miss Finals.
Stirling studied filmmaking at the Brigham Young University and later served as a missionary for the LDS Church in New York. During the filming of her video Crystallize, she fell in love with Devin Graham, a cinematographer who attended the same university and the church of Lindsey. The couple dated for a relatively short period and later ended their relationship. Lindsey also holds a BSC degree in recreation management.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Stirling started her own YouTube channel in 2007 under the name lindseystomp. In 2010, she participated in the reality TV show America’s Got Talent playing hip hop, pop, and classical music on the violin. She finished as a quarterfinalist of the show and was approached by cinematographer Devin Graham to collaborate for a music video.
The duo shot their first video for Lindsey’s song Spontaneous Me and the video was well received by the audience over social media. She went on to make videos frequently and posted them on her YouTube channel which became popular among violin lovers. Her video Crystallize in 2012 was announced by YouTube as the eighth most viewed video of the year with 42 million views.
Lindsey released her debut studio album featuring her own compositions in 2012 titled Lindsey Stirling. The album enjoyed huge success in Europe and topped the Billboard 200. It was re-released in October 2013 with bonus tracks and has sold over 300,000 copies in the US so far.
She released her second album Shatter Me in April 2014, for which she won the 2015 Billboard Music Award, German Echo Music Award and was nominated for the Teen Choice Music Awards. In 2013, she won the YouTube Awards Response of the Year and in 2015 won the Artist of the Year.
Lindsey’s third and fourth albums Brave Enough and Warmer in the Winter were released in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Her YouTube channel has so far earned over 2 billion views and 10 million subscribers.
Net Worth & Earnings
Her successful career as a violinist who has released four music albums and her performance in various live events has earned her a very good fortune. She also owns a successful YouTube channel which plays a great role in her net worth of $15 million.
Lindsey in 2013 collaborated with Atlanta Music Project to raise money for the training and the exposure of children who are from a poor background. In 2014, she joined the Cirque du Soleil on World Water Day to create awareness among the people in water resources conservation.