Early life[ edit ] Stirling was born on September 21, , the middle child of three daughters of Stephen and Diane Stirling.
She has a younger sister, Brooke. Stirling describes her childhood as being raised in a modest household and stated "I would not trade my humble childhood years for anything else. As part of her experience with the group, Stirling wrote a solo violin rock song, and her performance helped her to win the state title of Arizona's Junior Miss and claim the Spirit Award in the America's Junior Miss Finals competition.
In an interview with NewMediaRockstars , she said, " America's Got Talent and debut studio album[ edit ] In , at the age of 23, Stirling was a quarter-finalist on season five of America's Got Talent , where she was described as a "hip hop violinist". On a live-chat, Stirling explained, "It is very unnatural to dance while playing the violin. I had to practice so hard to learn how to do it, but now it is part of my expression and it comes naturally.
I have to know a song perfectly before I can even begin to move. Once I know a song really well, I can then have fun dancing. What you're doing is not enough to fill a theater in Vegas. It was painful, and a bit humiliating; however, I had to relearn where it was that I drew my strength.
In a interview she remarked: But the only reason I'm successful is because I have stayed true to myself. They agreed to shoot a music video for her song, "Spontaneous Me". It was filmed the week of May 9, The video boosted Stirling's popularity, and she began making music videos for her YouTube channel regularly. Stirling's YouTube channel, Lindseystomp, which she created in and which is named after her first band Stomp on Melvin, is the main repository for her music videos.
During , the channel rapidly gained popularity and has over 1. Stirling at VidCon Stirling has experimented in combining violin playing with hip hop and dubstep. Stirling, who had previously refused to work with other management companies explained her new deal with Carter: On August 2, , Billboard announced that Stirling's studio album had sold more than , copies in the United States and that she was the second best-selling artist on the Classical Crossover charts in , behind Andrea Bocelli 's album Passione.
Stirling's YouTube channel reached three million subscribers on August 31  and on September 4, after almost a year of touring, she completed her first world tour with her last appearance in London. One of the three judges, Laurieann Gibson , classified her second performance as "one of the best" in Dance Showdown and the last one as the best she had ever seen.
Almost a year after its official release, Stirling's self-titled studio album was re-released on October 29, , as an exclusive deluxe version featuring newly recorded versions and remixes of her best-known songs such as "Crystallize", "Elements", and "Transcendence". Target carried four bonus tracks while all other retailers had two additional tracks.
Stirling also performed during the live-streamed event. On March 12, , Stirling posted a video announcing her second studio album, Shatter Me , would be released in May. At the end of the first day, the signed Shatter Me CD was already sold out. The song, " Beautiful Times ", was released on April 8. The song, the album's title track, accumulated 1.
Stirling also performed her first single "Beyond the Veil" during the ceremony. This world Tour was in support of her new album Shatter Me and the crew consisted of Jason Gaviati and Drew Steen which had been part of her First World Tour plus the adding of two new dancers: In the same chart, Stirling's debut studio album was at sixth place with , copies sold in the first half of The first one was revealed on August 13, and was about Stirling collaborating for a second time with the a cappella group Pentatonix for their third studio album PTX, Vol.
III on the song " Papaoutai ", by Stromae. The Only Pirate at the Party, Brave Enough, and Dancing with the Stars[ edit ] On January 9, , Stirling was featured on the Forbes list '30 Under 30' as one of the few musicians featured in the top thirty of recognized celebrities under the age of thirty. Live from London, starting in March. The fifty selected artists were the ones with biggest growth in views, subscribers and engagement over the last six months. Stirling released the music video for "Take Flight".
But I'm honestly so excited to see where it goes. I have a lot of ideas on directions it could go, and I'm really excited to see which way it could go. But the truth is, I don't know where it's going! In late December , Stirling earned her first US Billboard Hot entry with "Hallelujah" debuting at number 81 on the issue dated January 9, and peaking at number one on the Hot Christian Songs Chart, being her first single in doing so as well.
Shortly after, she uploaded a new music video "The Arena" to her main channel. In August , Stirling performed in the opening ceremony of The International , a Dota 2 tournament which had the biggest prize pool in eSports history. She was paired with professional dancer Mark Ballas.
Passey, Stirling's sister, the book was released on January 12, , and was listed at 10 on The New York Times hardcover nonfiction best-seller list for January 31, She was uncomfortable with the treatment until she began pretending she was a pirate. Stirling became intrigued by the pirate lifestyle, and said: Pirates don't take orders or ask permission, They do what they want. Allow me to clarify. If your mom asks you to do the dishes, do not pull out your pirate attitude.
The Atlanta Music Project's mission was "to inspire social change by providing Atlanta's under-served youth the opportunity to learn and perform music in orchestras and choirs. The money collected from the sale of those shirts went directly to the Atlanta Music Project with the combined goal of raising enough to provide music training for 50 children.
For studio recording, Stirling uses an c. However, she stopped using the 'Roth' live because she was sweating so much during the show. Baggs Violin Pickup for her 'Roth' and 'Nero'. She then moved back to Arizona, in December , to be with her family. She discovered her disorder while working for a treatment center for troubled girls. Stirling said in an interview with Good Morning America that her song "Shatter Me" was "actually my story of overcoming my eating disorder".