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Lindsey Stirling Wins at 2015 YouTube Music Awards: Other Winners Include Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Mar 05, 2015 04:13 PM EST

This has been quite a year for violinist Lindsey Stirling. The dancing musician appeared in the Grammy Legacy concert and was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Now, Stirling has been announced as one of the 50 musicians who are winners at the 2015 YouTube Music Awards. Other artists include heavy-hitters such as Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.

The YouTube Awards are not just a fan vote of their favorite artists. Instead, the winners were selected based on growth in views, subscribers and engagement over the last six months on YouTube. In an announcement, YouTube said that the artists picked were watched more than 47 billion times collectively. The 50 acts chosen have more than 164 million subscribers altogether.

Other artists to be recognized include Ariana Grande, Hozier, Ed Sheeran, Brad Paisley and One Direction. Stars who got their big break on YouTube were not left out of the mix, such as Stirling and Pentatonix.

The award will not have a traditional live ceremony to celebrate the winners. Instead, the event will be a one-day music takeover of the site, set for March 23. Original music videos produced by Vice Media will be released all at once at 10 a.m. PT. So far, contributing artists include Cahoots, Charli XCX, Sheeran, Martin Garrix, Max Schneider, Migos, Megan Nicole, Nicky Jam and Shamir.

Check out the trailer for the awards in the video below.

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TagsLindsey Stirling, 2015 YouTube Music Award, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Brad Paisley, One Direction, Ariana Grande, Hozier, Pentatonix

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