• Lindsey Stirling (born 1986) is an American violinist and dancer
• She rose to fame from her appearance on “America’s Got Talent” in 2010
• Her success as a violinist and performer is thanks to her albums, tours and collaborations with other artists
• She has also ventured into writing and joining “Dancing with the Stars”
• Stirling is estimated to have a net worth of $12 million as of 2018

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Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 21, 1986

Who is Lindsey Stirling?

Born Lindsey Stirling on the 21st of September, 1986, she is an American violinist and dancer who became famous when she joined the reality TV show and talent competition series “America’s Got Talent” in 2010. She’s gone on to have a successful career as a violinist and performer, releasing multiple studio albums, and touring worldwide.

Lindsey Stirling Childhood and Early Life

Stirling grew up in a modest home in Gilbert, Arizona with her sister named Brooke, the daughter of Stephen and Diane Stirling. Despite having limited finances, her parents worked hard to pay for her violin classes, which she started taking when she was five.

Stirling first attended Greenfield Junior High, then later on Mesquite High School where she joined the school’s rock band called Stomp on Melvin. During one of their performances, she performed a rock song on solo violin that she had written, it in front of the school’s audience. Her composition also later on helped her win the title of Arizona’s Junior Miss, as well as the Spirit Award in America’s Junior Miss Finals competition.

Stirling also attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where she studied recreational management.

How did Lindsey Stirling Became Famous?

In 2010, Stirling stepped into the limelight when she joined the reality TV show and talent competition “America’s Got Talent”. She became known in the show as a hip hop violinist, incorporating classical music with pop, hip-hop and electronic dance music in her performances. Although she didn’t win the competition she was able to reach the quarter finals, and so helped establish her career as a performer, and also established her net worth.

After the competition, Stirling was contacted by cinematographer Devin Graham, and they decided to collaborate on a YouTube video. Their production of “Spontaneous Me”, a music video of one of her songs, became a huge hit on the video-sharing platform, and so helped to really kick-start her career. She decided to shift to YouTube, and made her channel Lindseystomp active again.

One of Stirling’s most popular music videos on YouTube to date is her “Crystallize” video, which was uploaded onto her channel in 2012 and became the year’s eighth-most watched video on YouTube, and has currently attracted over 193 million views. Her transition to creating videos for YouTube also helped continue her career as a performer and significantly increased her wealth.

Lindsey Stirling Albums

Stirling decided to release a self-titled album in 2012 containing all-original songs, which became a massive hit, which led her to undertake an international tour. The following year, she signed a deal with Lady Gaga and her management firm, Atom Factory, which helped her to re-release her first album.

In 2014, Stirling released her second album – “Shatter Me” – which was the first to include vocals in her composition, and in collaboration with various artists including Jesse J, Joy Enriquez, and Pentatonix, was once again a massive success, and led to a world tour in 2015.

In 2016, Stirling released her third album entitled “Brave Enough”, featuring collaborations with artists including Lecrae, Christina Perri, and Raja Kumari. The album was positively received by her fans and even won the Top Dance/Electronic Album at the Billboard Music Awards in 2017. The success of her albums and world tours is what has helped her net worth tremendously.

Stirling’s most recent album was “Warmer in the Winter”, a holiday album she released in October 2017, the success of which is still to be assessed.

Lindsey Stirling’s Other Ventures

Aside from music, Stirling has also ventured into other endeavours. In 2015, she started writing her autobiography, “The Only Pirate at the Party”, which was released in January the following year, and reached number 10 at The New York Times best-sellers list for hardcover non-fiction. The title of the book was inspired by her diagnosis of cross-dominance during her second grade, and required her to wear an eye patch making her look like a pirate. The pirate symbolism also inspired her to pursue her dreams without asking for others opinions.

Stirling also joined the reality TV show and dancing competition “Dancing with the Stars” in 2017. She and partner Mark Ballas finished in second place, certainly helping her exposure and net worth.

Lindsey Stirling Net Worth

As of early 2018, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $12 million, acquired from her years as a performer. The sales of her studio albums, worldwide tours, and collaborations with various artists have all helped add to her net worth.

Lindsey Stirling Personal Life

Stirling was known to date cinematographer Devin Graham after their collaboration in the video “Crystallize,” but she is currently officially single.  She is also now over previous problems she had with anorexia, and appears in good health.

General Info

Full NameLindsey Stirling
Date Of BirthSeptember 21, 1986
Height1.61 m
ProfessionAuthor, Actor, Dancer, Composer, Singer, Violinist, Crystallize, Radioactive, Shatter Me, Scottsdale, AZ, United States, Stockholm, Sweden, Oslo, Norway
EducationBrigham Young University, What Child Is This?, What Child Is This, What Child is This?


ParentsDiane Stirling, Stephen Stirling, Scottsdale, AZ, United States, Stockholm, Sweden, Oslo, Norway, Crystallize, Radioactive, Shatter Me
SiblingsBrooke Passey


AwardsYouTube Music Awards Response of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Album, Shorty Award for Best YouTube Musician, Echo Award for Best Crossover Artist, YouTube Music Award, Crystallize, Radioactive, Shatter Me, Scottsdale, AZ, United States, Stockholm, Sweden, Oslo, Norway
NominationsBillboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Echo Award for Best International Newcomer, Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star: Music, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Memoir & Autobiography, Crystallize, Radioactive, Shatter Me, Scottsdale, AZ, United States, Stockholm, Sweden, Oslo, Norway
MoviesBreaking Through

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1A lot of these reality-TV shows people go on, they come off and nothing happens. You never hear from them again. Fifteen seconds of fame is not the name of the game. No matter how big you break, or how many people you break in front of, you still have to slowly build a fan base to have anything loyal and lasting from people.
2I never liked feeling like the world needed to have labels on everything, whether it's people or categories of music. I think everyone should be what they want to be, and you shouldn't have to look a certain way in order to fit this mold or that mold.




Dirty Dancing2017TV Movie performer: "Wipe Out"
ConanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Pete's Dragon2016performer: "Something Wild" / writer: "Something Wild"
2015 Billboard Music Awards2015TV Special performer: "See You Again"
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Dancing with the Stars2013TV Series performer - 1 episode


Convos with My 2-Year Old2016TV SeriesLindsey
Sing It!2016TV SeriesGuest Judge
Breaking Through2015Phelba
Lindsey Stirling: Take Flight2015ShortThe Girl
Lindsey Stirling: Les Misérables Medley2015ShortLindsey Stirling
John Legend Feat. Lindsey Stirling: All of Me - Color Version2013Video short


Transcendance2015Video short
Lindsey Stirling: Live from London2015Video
Lindsey Stirling: Shatter Me2014Video short original music by
Worldvision Song Contest2013TV Series documentary Crystallize
The Mask2012Documentary


Lindsey Stirling: Shatter Me2014Video short co-editor
John Legend Feat. Lindsey Stirling: All of Me - Color Version2013Video short


John Legend Feat. Lindsey Stirling: All of Me - Color Version2013Video short


Lindsey Stirling: Shatter Me2014Video short story

Music Department

Pete's Dragon2016featured violinist


Brave Enough2017Documentary executive producer




Good Morning America2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Dancing with the Stars2013-2017TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Herself - Musical Guest
Entertainment Tonight2017TV SeriesHerself
Extra2017TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2017TV SeriesHerself
Nerdy Nummies2015-2017TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2017TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2017TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest
E! Live from the Red Carpet2017TV SeriesHerself
Brave Enough2017DocumentaryHerself
Radio Disney Music Awards2017TV MovieHerself - Performer
Lollapalooza Berlin2016TV SeriesHerself
Salut les Terriens2016TV SeriesHerself
Conan2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Today2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Ro's Life2016TV Series shortHerself
Lindsey Stirling: The Arena2016Video shortHerself
Collector's Café2016Video shortHerself - Guest
A Trip to Unicorn Island2016DocumentaryHerself
YouTubers React2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
2015 MTV Video Music Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
2015 Billboard Music Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Pop Culture Underground2015TV SeriesHerself
Good Mythical Morning2015TV SeriesHerself
The View2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Lindsey Stirling: Live from London2015VideoHerself
Evening Urgant2014TV SeriesHerself
The Meredith Vieira Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Teen Choice Awards 20142014TV SpecialHerself
America's Got Talent2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest Performer
2014 CMT Music Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
2014 Billboard Music Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Lindsey Stirling: Shatter Me2014Video shortHerself
Lindsey Stirling: Beyond the Veil2014Video shortHerself
Random Acts of Violin2014Video shortHerself
Grace's Faces2013TV SeriesHerself
Marie2012TV Series documentaryHerself
The Mask2012Documentary
Larry King Now2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Dr. Fubalous2012TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2017TV SeriesHerself
Extra2017TV SeriesHerself
Ro's Life2016TV Series shortHerself

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