Twenty-eight year old Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer. She is well-known for her choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos found on her YouTube channel, Lindsey Stirling.
Stirling was featured at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held in Las Vegas on Sunday evening, 17 May 2015, and took home the award for Top Dance/Electronic Album. She beat out other top performers such as Avicii, Calvin Harris, Disclosure and Skrillex. According to Billboard, Stirling’s albums were the top selling dance albums of last year. In an interview following the awards program, Stirling stated:
“I’m still kind of shocked and really, really excited. These are people that not only do I still love their music but they kind of inspired me. Like Skrillex was what made me fall in love with dubstep and you know, to be nominated, with these people, was just a huge honor in general. I can’t believe I won. (It’s) crazy, because I’m a violinist, right? Sometimes I have to remind myself that … I’m a violinist and I’m on the dance charts. That’s kind of awesome.”
Stirling was also nominated for the Top Dance/Electronic Artist award, but lost to Calvin Harris who won that particular category. During the program, she joined with Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth to perform “See You Again,” the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, from the “Furious 7” soundtrack. The performance can be seen in the video clip above.
You can also read a recent interview with Lindsey Stirling.