Musician and YouTube sensation Lindsey Stirling won big at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, 21 May 2017, and took home the award for “Top Electronic / Dance Album” for Brave Enough, her latest album.
Stirling shared a video of her accepting the award before the ceremony – in a bathroom stall. She explained that she was attending a friend’s premiere performance in a production of the Broadway musical Jersey Boys and felt very awkward while filming in the stall. According to Stirling, the women overhearing in the bathroom congratulated her when she came out.
The album for which Stirling won the award, Brave Enough, is the artist’s third studio album. It features her signature electronic violin as well as several guest artists, including Christina Perri who sang on the title track. Other guest vocalists include Dan + Shay, Lecrae, and Andrew McMahon. The song “Something Wild” was featured as the end credits song for the Disney film Pete’s Dragon.
Stirling’s documentary named after the album recently debuted on YouTube Red and has been adding to the performer’s popularity. The film follows Stirling as she embarks on a worldwide tour for Brave Enough, and features behind the scenes footage and interviews about her life and her rise to fame.
Fans were just as excited about Stirling’s win, instantly posting congratulatory tweets and posts after the announcement. Stirling herself thanks fans and family with tweets soon after the awards.
— Lindsey Stirling (@LindseyStirling) May 23, 2017