Lindsey Stirling

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Lindsey Stirling is a rare bird: A virtuosic violinist who managed to use her talents to crack the pop sphere.

The definition of multi-talented, Stirling's extraordinary aptitude for her instrument as well as her collaborations with countless iconic bands and her aptitude for pop culture have created an obsessive cult following for the artist.

Her star shines particularly bright during the holiday season. Three years ago, she released Warmer In The Winter, an album of holiday songs that was the #1 Christmas album of 2017. Every year since then, she's toured the world during this time of year, offering a plethora of magical holiday experiences for her millions of fans.

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lindsey stirling money worth—Stirling uploaded her first YouTube video in 2007

Lindsey Stirling is a violinist, dancer, performance artist and composer.

She's also 29-years old and worth $8 million.

Just let that sink in.

Stirling has racked up her immense wealth courtesy her hugely successful YouTube channel.

She uploaded her first video in 2007, and at time of posting, has 8.4 million subscribers and over 1 billion views.

Stirling's videos are a mix of live performances and videos, all featuring her playing the violin and dancing.

Her violin skills are amazing, made even more impressive by the fact that when she was a kid her parents had limited finances and could only afford to provide their daughter with half a violin lesson a week.

Everyone said she wouldn't be able to learn the violin with just 15 minutes tuition a week, but Stirling proved them wrong…..and then some.

She also went on to prove the insufferable Piers Morgan wrong.

Back in 2010 Stirling was a quarter-finalist on America's Got Talent.

Following her knock-out performance, Morgan opined, "You're not untalented, but you're not good enough, I don't think, to get away with flying through the air and trying to play the violin at the same time."

Yeah, good call dude.

Stirling refused to take the defeat to heart though, instead she vowed to use the experience to make her a better performer.

She wrote on her blog:

I was devastated at the results ... It was painful, and a bit humiliating; however, I had to relearn where it was that I drew my strength.

A lot of people have told me along the way that my style and the music I do ... is unmarketable.

But the only reason I'm successful is because I have stayed true to myself.

You go girl.

Stirling's persistence paid off.

In 2013 lady Gaga's manager, Troy Carter, signed a deal with her and Stirling's career promptly skyrocketed.

Her album Lindsey Stirling, went gold, and she was the second-best selling artist on the classic crossover charts that year.

She's also embarked on a hugely successful world tour, and last year was featured on Forbes 30 under 30 list.

How's that for not good enough Piers Morgan?

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American violinist and Youtube sensation Lindsey Stirling took Good Morning America by storm on Tuesday (July 15) by performing her song "Shatter Me," a rock-tinged track featuring the vocal stylings of Grammy-winning Halestorm lead singer Lzzy Hale. Stirling, who made a name for herself through her online show Lindseystomp, appeared on America's Got Talent in 2010.

"Shatter Me" is lifted from Stirling's last project, of the same name. Not only does she collaborate with the mind-blowing Hale, but she enlists The Voice season 1 runner-up Dia Frampton on "We Are Giants."

Stirling has made quite the name for herself for her electric live performances that often include intense choreography. Earlier this year, she also made an appearance on the CMT Music Awards at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Hale also performed at the country awards show, alongside Eric Church for "That's Damn Rock 'N Roll."

Grab a copy of "Shatter Me" on iTunes now!

 

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