Who Is Lindsey Stirling? The Violinist Joins Celine Dion At The 2016 Billboard Music Awards

INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Musician Lindsey Stirling performs onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
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When Céline Dion takes the stage at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards during her Icon Award speech and performance, it'll be hard to pay attention to anything else, but you're going to want to check out the violinist standing by her side. If you've been wondering who Lindsey Stirling is, you won't be for much longer once you see her rock the stage and give Dion some impressive support.

Stirling is an electric violinist and former America's Got Talent contestant who gained fame from Youtube; currently, she has more than 7.8 million subscribers and 1 billion views on her channel, and according to People, she's the highest-paid woman on YouTube. Yet if you don't tune into her channel, you might not have known who she is — until now. At the Billboard Awards, Stirling is set to join Dion during a performance of Queen's "The Show Must Go On," a song that'll pay tribute to Dion's late husband, René Angéli. It'll certainly be a moving, unforgettable show.

Shirling is no stranger to the BBMAs, having earned two previous nominations and one win. In 2014, she was nominated for Top Dance/Electronic Album for her album Lindsey Stirling, and a year later, she she was nominated for Top Dance/Electronic Artist for Shatter Me (she won for Top Dance/Electronic Album). Currently, she's set to release an as-yet-untitled third album sometime this summer. Intrigued? Check out a few of Stirling's most impressive performances:

"Crystalize" 

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How gorgeous is this?

"Radioactive"

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This Pentatonix collab on the Imagine Dragons cover is unforgettable.

"All Of Me"

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If you thought the John Legend song couldn't get prettier, this will prove you wrong.

"We Found Love"

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Total perfection.

Clearly, Billboard picked an incredible woman to accompany Dion during Sunday's show.

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