Sivan in 2019
Troye Sivan Mellet
5 June 1995
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Home town||Perth, Western Australia|
(19 January 2019)
|Total views||971 million|
(19 January 2019)
|Updated 29 July 2018|
Troye Sivan Mellet ( /
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As an actor, Sivan portrayed the younger version of the titular character in the 2009 X-Men film X-Men Origins: Wolverine and starred as the title character in the Spud film trilogy. As a YouTube personality, Sivan used to upload video blogs regularly and, as of 2016, has over 4 million subscribers and over 241 million total views.His video, "The 'Boyfriend' Tag", with fellow vlogger Tyler Oakley earned them a Teen Choice Award in the "Choice Web Collaboration" category. In October 2014, Time named Sivan as one of the "25 Most Influential Teens of 2014". In 2018, he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song for "Revelation", from the film Boy Erased , in which he also had a supporting acting role.
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Sivan was born in Johannesburg, South Africa,the son of Laurelle and Shaun Mellet. His family moved to Australia when he was two years old due to rising crime in South Africa. Sivan grew up living in Perth, Western Australia with his parents and three siblings Steele, Tyde and Sage. His father is a real estate agent and his mother is a homemaker. He is Jewish; his father was born to a Jewish family and his mother converted to Judaism. Sivan attended Carmel School, a private Modern Orthodox school, until 2009 when he started distance education.
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Sivan's musical career started when he sang at the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Channel Seven Perth Telethon.His 2006 performance included a duet with Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian. Sivan made it to the finals of StarSearch 2007. His debut EP, Dare to Dream , was released in June 2007. In February 2010, Sivan opened "We Are the World 25 for Haiti (YouTube Edition)", the collaborative music charity video produced by Lisa Lavie to help raise money for the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. His most recent hit "Youth", from his Blue Neighbourhood album that he released in 2015 reached number 23 in the billboard Top 40 single.
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On 5 June 2013, Sivan was signed to EMI Australia, a Universal Music Australia label, but kept it a secret until a year later. On 15 August 2014 he released a five-song EP entitled TRXYE , led by its first single "Happy Little Pill", which was released on 25 July 2014.TRXYE debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in over 55 countries. The album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 the following week, scoring Sivan his first Top 10 album. "Happy Little Pill" peaked at number 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for shipments exceeding 35,000 copies. Sivan released his second major-label EP, Wild , on 4 September 2015. The EP was supported by a music video trilogy entitled Blue Neighbourhood, comprising the three songs "Wild", "Fools" and "Talk Me Down" and released from September 2015 to December 2015. Additionally, the EP served as an introduction to his album Blue Neighbourhood, which was released on 4 December 2015. Sivan supported his debut studio album Blue Neighbourhood and his EP Wild with his first tour, 2015's Troye Sivan Live. Sivan further supported his debut studio album with 2016's Blue Neighbourhood Tour and Suburbia Tour. On 26 May 2017, Troye collaborated with Martin Garrix to produce the song called There for You.
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"Happy Little Pill" is the debut single by singer and songwriter Troye Sivan. The song is the first single from TRXYE, his first extended play (EP) released by a major label. It was released digitally on 25 July 2014. The song was written by Troye Sivan, Brandon Rogers, and Tat Tong.
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On 10 January 2018, Sivan released the single "My My My!", along with an accompanying music video.He confirmed that his second album was inspired by his boyfriend, an American model named Jacob Bixenman. The song is a notable contrast from his earlier work, with Pitchfork commenting on his "assured" vocals and NPR Music describing it as "an infectious celebration of sexual desire". NPR Music also notes the significance of the song and music video displaying confidence in Sivan's sexuality, writing "[i]t's not every day you see a young, skinny, queer kid get to be completely himself in a music video, and Sivan makes us want to dance along with him." Sivan's first live performance of the song was on 20 January as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live in an episode hosted by Jessica Chastain. Sivan later confirmed that his new album would feature a collaboration with long-time friend Ariana Grande, titled "Dance to This". "Bloom" was released as the third single on 2 May 2018, following "The Good Side". That month, he announced that his second studio album is titled Bloom , while accompanying Taylor Swift as a guest performer at her concert in Pasadena during her Reputation Stadium Tour. The album was released on 31 August 2018. The album's final pre-release track, "Animal", was launched on 9 August 2018. In 2018, Sivan received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song for "Revelation", which he recorded and co-wrote for the film Boy Erased . He was also shortlisted for an Academy Award for the song. In October 2018, Sivan collaborated with British singer-songwriter Charli XCX on the single "1999"; the two also performed the single together live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon .
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Sivan's music videos frequently feature LGBTQ relationships between the characters. TRXYE's trilogy followed the narrative of two gay teenagers in a secret relationship while "Wild" featured Sivan with another male love interest. His music video for "Heaven ft. Betty Who" features footage of historical LGBTQ movements and couples, as well as sensual shots with him and an anonymous man with the running tagline "Without losing a piece of me, how do I get to Heaven?" and "If I'm losing a piece of me, maybe I don't want Heaven". The singer says these portrayals are important to him, especially when he considers his younger life when he remembers "such vivid memories of the few times I saw any type of LGBTQ relationship on TV or in music videos".
In 2007, Sivan starred as Oliver Twist in a production of Oliver! at the Regal Theatre.In 2008, Sivan was cast in a West Australian short film, Betrand the Terrible. In February 2008, Sivan was cast as young James Howlett in X-Men Origins: Wolverine . Sivan got the part after videos of his telethon performance were posted on YouTube, catching the attention of a Hollywood agent who contacted Sivan and asked him to send in an audition tape. Though Kodi Smit-McPhee was already cast for this role, he was unable to be a part of the film, due to his other film, The Road . In July 2009, he auditioned successfully for the lead role in Spud , a film adaptation of the 2005 novel by South African author John van de Ruit. Filming took place in South Africa from early March to mid-April 2010. The film was released in South Africa on 3 December 2010 and was later nominated for six SAFTAs, including a Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film nomination for Sivan.
Sivan appeared in the West Australian season of Samuel Beckett's absurdist play Waiting for Godot which opened on 28 May 2010.Sivan shared the role of "Boy" with Craig Hyde-Smith, alternating nights. In June 2012, Sivan returned to South Africa to film Spud 2: The Madness Continues, which was released in South Africa on 21 June 2013. Sivan also starred in the third film in the series, Spud 3: Learning to Fly , released on 28 November 2014.
Sivan appeared in the 2018 film Boy Erased, opposite Lucas Hedges, Xavier Dolan, and Nicole Kidman.
In September 2012, Sivan began creating video blogs on the video sharing site YouTube, after having only sung on the site since 2007. At the time of posting his first vlog, Sivan had accumulated 27,000 subscribers in his five years since joining YouTube on 1 October 2007. As of April 2016, Sivan had over 4 million subscribers and over 243 million total views across his YouTube videos.His YouTube channel is the third most subscribed channel in Australia, after HowToBasic and Planet Dolan.
A YouTube video Sivan made with fellow YouTuber Tyler Oakley titled "The 'Boyfriend' Tag" earned them a Teen Choice Award in the "Choice Web Collaboration" category.
Sivan's favourite artists include Amy Winehouse, Taylor Swift and Lorde.MTV Artists also cites Michael Jackson and Frank Ocean as additional influences.
Sivan's music has been described as "layered electropop with constant tinges of EDM".His baritone voice has received widespread praise. His work has been compared to Lorde's and Taylor Swift's.
Sivan is gay. He came out publicly via a YouTube video on 7 August 2013. He came out to his family three years before his video was released.Sivan is currently in a relationship with model Jacob Bixenman. He lives with a mild form of Marfan syndrome. He resides in Los Angeles.
|2009||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||Young James Howlett|
|2010||Betrand the Terrible||Ace||Short film|
|2010||Spud||John "Spud" Milton|
|2013||Spud 2: The Madness Continues||John "Spud" Milton|
|2014||Spud 3: Learning to Fly||John "Spud" Milton|
|2006–08||Perth Telethon||Opening act|
|2015||The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||Musical guest|
|2016||The Ellen DeGeneres Show||Musical guest on Ellen's birthday special|
|2016||The Late Late Show with James Corden||Musical guest and interview|
|2016||The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||Musical guest|
|2018||Saturday Night Live||Musical guest|
|2018||The Ellen DeGeneres Show||Musical guest and interview|
|2019||RuPaul's Drag Race||Season 11 guest judge|
|2007||Oliver!||Oliver Twist||Regal Theatre|
|2010||Waiting for Godot||Boy||His Majesty's Theatre|
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Wild is the fourth extended play (EP) by South African-Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan, released on 4 September 2015 by EMI Music Australia. It is Sivan's second extended play released through a major record label after TRXYE.
"Papercut" is a song by Russian-German DJ and record producer Zedd from his second studio album, True Colors which features vocals from South African-born Australian singer-songwriter Troye Sivan. It was written by Zedd, Julia Michaels, Sam Martin, Lindy Robbins, Jason Evigan and Austin Paul Flores and produced by Zedd. It was released as the third single on July 17, 2015.
Troye Sivan Live is the debut concert tour by Australian recording artist, Troye Sivan. The tour supports his fourth EP, Wild and debut studio album, Blue Neighbourhood. The tour started in October 2015 in North America and continued in Europe in November 2015 and Australia in January 2016.
"Wild" is a song by Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan from his fourth extended play (EP), Wild (2015). It was written by Sivan and Alex Hope, and a revised version features a contribution from Alessia Cara. The song was released with the EP on 4 September 2015 and promoted as its lead single. It is also featured on Sivan's debut studio album, Blue Neighbourhood (2015).
Blue Neighbourhood is the debut studio album by Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan. It was released internationally on 4 December 2015 via EMI Music Australia and Capitol Records America. The album is preceded by Sivan's fourth extended play Wild, which served as a 6-song opening installment to Blue Neighbourhood.
"Talk Me Down" is a song by Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan from his debut studio album Blue Neighbourhood (2015). It was written by Sivan, Bram Inscore, Brett McLaughlin, Allie X, and Emile Haynie, and was produced by Haynie and Inscore. The song was first released as a promotional single along with the pre-order of the album on 16 October 2015, and was released as the third official single on 26 May 2016.
"Youth" is a song by Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan from his debut studio album Blue Neighbourhood (2015). It was written by Sivan, Bram Inscore, Brett McLaughlin (Leland), Alex Hope and Allie X, and produced by Bram Inscore, SLUMS and Alex JL Hiew. The song premiered on 12 November 2015 on Shazam Top 20 at 7PM AEST and was officially released on 13 November 2015 as the album's second single.
"Heaven" is a song by Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan featuring Betty Who. The song was released as the fourth single from his debut studio album Blue Neighbourhood (2015). It was written by Sivan, Alex Hope, Jack Antonoff and Claire Boucher.
The Blue Neighbourhood Tour is the second concert tour by Australian recording artist Troye Sivan, in support of his debut studio album Blue Neighbourhood (2015).
Australian singer Troye Sivan has released two studio albums, four extended plays, one remix album, one video album, and sixteen singles. On 15 August 2014, Sivan released his first major-label EP, entitled TRXYE, which peaked at number five on the US Billboard 200. The lead single from the EP, "Happy Little Pill", reached number 10 on the Australian singles chart. On 4 September 2015, Sivan released his second major-label EP, Wild. His debut studio album, Blue Neighbourhood, was released 4 December 2015. Its first single, "Youth", became Sivan's first single to enter the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at 23. His second studio album Bloom (2018) reached number three in Australia and number four on the Billboard 200 chart. Its lead single "My My My!" became Sivan's second number-one single on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.
"Dance to This" is a song by Australian singer Troye Sivan, featuring guest vocals by American singer Ariana Grande. Written by Sivan, Leland, Noonie Bao and its producer Oscar Holter, the song was released by EMI Music Australia on 13 June 2018, as the fourth single from Sivan's second studio album, Bloom (2018).
"Bloom" is a song by South African /Australian singer Troye Sivan. Written by Sivan, Peter Svensson, Leland and its producer Oscar Holter, the song was released by EMI Music Australia on 2 May 2018, as the third single from his second studio album of the same name.
Bloom is the second studio album by Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan, released on 31 August 2018 through EMI Music Australia and Capitol Records. The album follows up his 2015 debut studio album, Blue Neighbourhood, and features guest appearances from Gordi and Ariana Grande. It was preceded by the release of the singles "My My My!", "The Good Side", "Bloom", "Dance to This" and "Animal".
"Animal" is a song by Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan. It was written by Sivan, Ariel Rechtshaid, Leland, Jam City, Allie X, Bram Inscore and Josiah Sherman, with production primarily handled by Leland, The Haxan Cloak and Rechtshaid, the latter of whom also worked on "The Good Side". The song was released on 9 August 2018 by EMI Music Australia, as the fifth single from Sivan's second studio album, Bloom (2018).
"1999" is a song by English singer and songwriter Charli XCX, and Australian singer Troye Sivan, released as a single on 5 October 2018. The single cover was inspired by the 1999 film The Matrix. It follows several singles released earlier in 2018 by Charli XCX and Sivan's 2018 album Bloom. The track reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart dated 22 November 2018, becoming Charli XCX's tenth top 40 single and first top 15 single since 2015, as well as Sivan's fourth top 40 single and his first top 20 single.