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Last updated on
June 8, 2024

Early Life and Background

Troye Sivan Mellet, known professionally as Troye Sivan, was born on June 5, 1995, in Johannesburg, South Africa. His family relocated to Perth, Australia, when he was two years old. Sivan grew up in a Jewish family with three siblings and attended Carmel School, a private Modern Orthodox school in Perth. From an early age, Sivan exhibited a passion for performing arts, participating in local theater productions and showing a keen interest in music.

Rise to Fame

Sivan’s first taste of fame came through YouTube, where he began posting videos in 2007. His channel featured a mix of vlogs, cover songs, and original content, quickly gaining a substantial following. His breakthrough in the entertainment industry, however, occurred in 2007 when he was cast as the young Wolverine in the film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (2009). Sivan also starred in the "Spud" film series, based on the popular South African novels.

Early Music and EPs

Sivan’s music career took off with the release of his first extended play (EP), "TRXYE," in August 2014. The EP debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, with the lead single "Happy Little Pill" receiving critical acclaim.

His second EP, "WILD," released in September 2015, further solidified his position in the music industry. The EP served as a prelude to his debut studio album, featuring collaborations with artists like Alessia Cara.

Studio Albums

1. Blue Neighbourhood (2015) Sivan’s debut studio album, "Blue Neighbourhood," was released in December 2015. The album’s themes of love, heartbreak, and self-discovery resonated with a broad audience. Singles like "Youth" and "Wild" became instant hits, propelling Sivan into mainstream success.

2. Bloom (2018)In August 2018, Sivan released his second studio album, "Bloom." The album, which explored themes of queer love and identity, received widespread critical acclaim. Songs like "My My My!" and "Dance to This" (featuring Ariana Grande) highlighted Sivan’s growth as an artist.

3. In A Dream (2020)Sivan's EP "In A Dream," released in August 2020, continued his exploration of personal and emotive themes. It included tracks like "Easy" and "Rager Teenager!" which showcased his evolving musical style.

4. Something to Give Each Other (2023) Troye Sivan's third studio album, "Something to Give Each Other," was released on October 13, 2023. This album marked a significant evolution in his musical career, reflecting a more mature and nuanced sound. Singles like "Rush" and "Got Me Started" became immediate hits, with "Rush" gaining particular attention for its infectious beat and vibrant music video. The album was praised for its exploration of themes such as love, freedom, and self-acceptance.

5. TBA (Upcoming)As of June 2024, Sivan has announced plans for a new album, which is highly anticipated by fans and critics alike. Details about the album's title and release date are yet to be disclosed. Meanwhile, Troye Sivan and Charli XCX are set to embark on co-leading 2024 'SWEAT' tour, with special guest Shygirl.

Acting Career

In addition to his music, Sivan has continued to pursue acting. Notable roles include his portrayal of a teenage boy in crisis in the film "Boy Erased" (2018), where he starred alongside Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. His performance in the film garnered critical praise.

Personal Life

Troye Sivan is openly gay and has been an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and visibility. He came out publicly in a YouTube video in 2013, which was widely praised for its honesty and courage. Sivan has used his platform to speak on issues of importance to the LGBTQ+ community, including mental health, acceptance, and equality.

Awards and Accolades

Sivan has received numerous awards throughout his career, including several ARIA Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and MTV Europe Music Awards. His contributions to both music and film have earned him a respected place in the entertainment industry.

Notable Awards:

  • ARIA Music Awards: Best Video (2016, 2018)
  • Billboard Music Awards: Top Dance/Electronic Album for "Bloom" (2019)
  • MTV Europe Music Awards: Best Australian Act (2018)
  • GQ Men of the Year (2023): In 2023, Sivan was honored as one of GQ’s Men of the Year, recognizing his influence and contributions to the entertainment industry and his role as an LGBTQ+ icon. This accolade highlighted his impact not just as a musician but as a cultural figure and advocate.

Discography

  1. Studio Albums:
    • Blue Neighbourhood (2015)
    • Bloom (2018)
    • Something to Give Each Other (2023)
  2. Extended Plays (EPs):
    • TRXYE (2014)
    • WILD (2015)
    • In A Dream (2020)
  3. Notable Singles:
    • "Happy Little Pill" (2014)
    • "Youth" (2015)
    • "My My My!" (2018)
    • "Dance to This" (2018)
    • "Rush" (2023)
    • "Got Me Started" (2023)
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