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Lindsey Stirling's PledgeMusic Campaign Takes 'Shatter Me' To Billboard 200 Debut At #2

LOS ANGELES (Hypebot) – Lindsey Stirling has been a great example of what happens when you take your music direct to fans and cut out the gatekeepers who can't see past a product that doesn't fit their pop regimes. Stirling not only had great sales of her self-titled debut but has now gone on to leave sophomore slumps in the dust with a Billboard 200 debut at no. 2 for "Shatter Me." Her album is also the highest charting release for a PledgeMusic campaign plus it reveals Troy Carter's ability to move beyond Lady Gaga's ornate shadow.

Lindsey Stirling is an excellent example of a musician who was rejected by the industry, went direct to fans and found a supportive audience.

Lindsey then took her show on the road and eventually connected with Troy Carter who said he planned a non-traditional approach for Stirling based on what she was already doing.

Stirling's self-titled debut album sold over 300,000 copies and received a 2014 Billboard Music Awards nomination.

Now Lindsey Stirling's newest album, "Shatter Me," which I guess you can buy if you sign in to PledgeMusic though it's kind of unclear, has debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200.