Paul Cardall is a Steinway & Sons sponsored pianist who recently debuted for the third consecutive time on top of the Billboard charts without any major label support.
His latest album “A New Creation” debuted #1 on the Billboard New Age Chart ahead of Enya. Cardall’s album also debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Classical album chart just short of Youtube mega-star Lindsey Stirling. In addition, “A New Creation” debuted #1 on Amazon and iTunes ahead of Sony Masterworks artists Lang Lang and The Piano Guys.
The release “A New Creation” comes shortly after Cardall has garnered more than 1.2 billion—that’s billion with a “b”—streams worldwide for his beautiful, healing music. On Pandora radio alone, Cardall averages 14 million regular listeners annually. This is nothing short of phenomenal for the pianist and his independent label, Stone Angel Music, which has two employees responsible for releasing and promoting Cardall’s music.
According to the Next Big Sound, which provides marketing analysis for the music industry, Cardall is classified as an Epic artist like Taylor Swift because of how well his music performs on Pandora Radio. Paul has built a loyal – and ever growing – audience around the world through several social media channels. From Cairo to Chicago, Sydney to Madrid, Paul’s fans are diverse and live in more than 100 nations.
“Paul Cardall is one of the most accomplished and discriminating artists in the world,” notes Steinway Artist Manager Jenn Gordon, referring to Cardall’s inclusion on the Steinway artist roster of the greatest pianists in the world, including names such as Irving Berlin and Sergei Rachmaninoff. “His commitment to excellence in his artistic and professional achievements make it most appropriate that he is included on the Steinway Artist Roster.”
In addition to his recording career, Paul founded Stone Angel Music in 1999, which is an independent, award-winning record label and premiere recording studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. The label has released and charted multiple artists on Billboard, including cellist Stephen Sharp Nelson (now of The Piano Guys), #2 Billboard-charting pianist Jason Lyle Black, guitarist Ryan Tilby, composer Shane Mickelsen, Ryan Stewart, and Camille Nelson. Stone Angel Music albums are distributed by Deseret Book Distributors, CDBaby, and Alliance Entertainment.
In 2011, Utah State Board of Regents awarded Paul with an honorary doctorate because of his community service. As a former executive board member of the Saving tiny Hearts Society 501(c)3, Paul actively promotes congenital heart disease medical research. He keynotes medical conferences all over the world sharing his personal experience surviving congenital heart disease. Shortly after receiving a heart transplant in 2009, Paul established an endowment at Salt Lake Community College that awards annual scholarships for students affected by congenital heart disease. In addition to volunteer service related to healing hearts, Paul is an ordained lay-minister in his Christian faith and speaks and performs regularly to non-denominational congregations world-wide.
Paul is married to Tina and has two beautiful daughters.