BYU's hip-hop violin sensation stomps to astounding 110 million YouTube views

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  • Lowell Steele Farmington, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 2:26 p.m.

    I'm a big fan of both Lindsey and Devin Graham. They have done some amazing things with the YouTube medium, and I'm sure both will continue to innovate and push the envelope. I believe we will indeed be talking about them both in 5 years.

    Another YouTube channel we thoroughly enjoy is The Piano Guys, also a Utah sensation...check them out!

    All three artists have mastered the power of cross-collaboration with other YouTube artists to broaden their audience, which is smart use of the medium.

  • Mister J SLC, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 6:55 p.m.

    Will someone please explain to me why everything associated with that half-genre of music (Rap, hiphop, whatever,...) is so wonderful?

    Has no one heard of Savatage who now performs as TransSiberian Orchestra or Apocalyptica?

  • iscorefilm Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 5:09 p.m.

    rvalens2, a lot of her songs have a similar style but she does have some noticeable variations in style. It wouldn't hurt her to branch out more, but a lot of successful people in the music world get that way by doing what they do best. The real key is to keep writing and writing and writing. The more you do the more you'll have some repetitive flops, but you'll also hit the sweet spot with people from time to time.

    Why can't we talk about Devin AND Lindsey in 5 years? I will! :)

  • iscorefilm Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 4:53 p.m.

    Everywhere I look, everyone is saying how beautiful, inspiring, and talented Lindsey Sterling is. I think that combination is just awesome and I don't know how many others I could say that of.

    Zelda is what reeled me in. Seriously, who can say no to Zelda music? Nearly every Nintendo theme I heard is what kept me playing piano when I was younger to where I know each theme inside out and backwards (sad I know)- but my point is from that background/point-of-view and everyone other Zelda fanatic I know... we all think her Zelda theme (and video) is simply perfect.

    All that said, Shadows I think is the one I'm most addicted to. It's become my official work-out video on my Kindle and I'm even listening to it right now, lol. I subscribe to her Youtube Channel and have watched everything on there multiple times. I'm officially a Lindsey Sterling addict. I can't explain it, she's just inspiring and awesome. Any visibility for her I think will be great for everyone.

    I am suddenly in the mood to play around with a new Zelda arrangement. lol Go violin!

  • AnH Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 8, 2012 4:23 p.m.

    A really fun video. Nice team work.

  • Mukkake Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 1:58 p.m.

    No mention of her dressing up as Link and playing music from The Legend of Zelda video game series, complete with elf ears? Probably her most popular work.

    Exceptionally adorable as well.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Aug. 8, 2012 1:34 p.m.

    She's talented and beautiful; however, after watching most of her videos I find much of what she does to be repetitive. One trick ponies don't have very long careers.

    Kudos to whomever does her videos ... that guy does amazing work and will likely be the one we all be talking about in 5 years.

  • Jared Average, SE
    Aug. 8, 2012 12:11 p.m.

    Re: slugworth

    She only has one dubstep song. Others of hers are much closer to hip-hop.

  • Chris from Rose Park PROVO, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    @ Ernest T. Bass

    The youtube site was once blocked on campus computers but it hasn't been that way for about 2 1/2 years. It's use has always been allowed by BYU (not prohibited from the honor code), but it just wasn't always available on campus.

  • ClarkHippo Tooele, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    What I most enjoy about Lindsey's videos is, she proves one can be talented, beautiful and modest all at the same time.

    If several boys were gathered around a computer watching one of Lindsey's videos, they wouldn't have to quickly turn it off if Mom or little sister came into the room. In fact, if anything, they could sit right down and enjoy the video with them.

    Keep up the great work, Lindsey. We need more performers like you.

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 11:39 a.m.

    Wow! Simply great. Unique - a cougar with a Ute fan. I will follow you path to success. (just happy you are not into athletics!) Good Luck.

  • Shimlau SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 11:29 a.m.

    What an astounding and beautiful talent. I watched one of her youtube productions. Excellent! ET Bass, Why wouldn't it be allowed at BYU?

  • Really??? Kearns, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 10:41 a.m.

    I believe her music videos are produced by Devin Graham. He also has an amazing Youtube channel that gets millions of viewers.

  • slugworth Hyrum, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 10:27 a.m.

    Hiphop and dubstep are not the same thing, sorry. For some actual hip hop violin, check out Emily Wells.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 10:23 a.m.

    I didn't think youtube was allowed at byu.

  • azreader1 tucson, AZ
    Aug. 8, 2012 9:57 a.m.

    Love her! Just fantastic.

  • Archer Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 8, 2012 9:38 a.m.

    Boy, this gal is terrific!

  • Afterglow Fanissimo Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 8, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    This is really fresh news. Anything that can help us rock to the beat and enjoy our day is super! And this article and her music do just that! :)