Troye Sivan

Born: June 5, 1995

Troye Sivan is an Australian singer, songwriter, actor, and YouTuber known for his emotive pop music and impactful presence in the LGBTQ+ community. He has garnered international fame through his versatile talents, unique voice, and candidness about his personal experiences.

Family and Early Life:

Troye Sivan Mellet was born on June 5, 1995, in Johannesburg, South Africa. His family moved to Perth, Australia, when he was two years old due to rising crime in South Africa. He is the son of Laurelle Mellet, a homemaker and former model, and Shaun Mellet, a real estate agent and entrepreneur. Sivan has three siblings: two brothers, Steele and Tyde, and a sister, Sage. Growing up in a Jewish household, he attended Carmel School, a private Modern Orthodox school in Perth. From a young age, Sivan exhibited a strong passion for performing, participating in school plays and local theater productions.

Early Career:

Sivan’s career began in the entertainment industry with acting roles, notably as young Wolverine in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009) and in the South African film “Spud” (2010) and its sequels. Concurrently, Sivan launched a YouTube channel in 2007, where he posted vlogs, covers of popular songs, and original music. His YouTube presence helped him build a substantial online following, which would later support his music career.

Music Journey:

In 2013, Sivan signed with EMI Australia and released his debut extended play (EP), “TRXYE,” in 2014. The EP’s lead single, “Happy Little Pill,” gained significant attention and charted internationally, marking Sivan’s emergence as a pop artist. Following this success, he released his second EP, “Wild,” in 2015, which was accompanied by a series of music videos forming a visual trilogy.

Breakthrough and Success:

Sivan’s debut studio album, “Blue Neighbourhood,” was released in 2015, featuring the hit single “Youth.” The album received widespread critical acclaim for its introspective lyrics and Sivan’s distinctive voice, solidifying his place in the pop music landscape. His second studio album, “Bloom” (2018), included popular tracks like “My My My!” and “Dance to This” featuring Ariana Grande, further establishing his artistic identity and growth.

Continued Achievements:

In addition to his musical endeavors, Sivan has continued acting, appearing in films such as “Boy Erased” (2018), where he also contributed to the soundtrack with the song “Revelation.” His involvement in both music and film highlights his versatility as an entertainer.

Awards and Recognition:

Throughout his career, Troye Sivan has received numerous awards and nominations, including MTV Europe Music Awards, ARIA Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards. His contributions to music and his openness about his sexuality have made him an influential figure in the LGBTQ+ community and an advocate for diversity and inclusion.

Personal Life:

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 impact. Sivan has used his platform to discuss issues related to sexuality, mental health, and self-acceptance, resonating with fans around the world.

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