Troye Sivan Millet (born June 5, 1995) is a popular Australian singer, actor, and YouTuber who rose to prominence as a singer and performer via his YouTube channel, where he has accumulated over 7.3 million subscribers and 1.3 billion views.
Sivan was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, as the son of Shaun Mellet, a businessman, and Laurelle Mellet, a housewife and former model. After some years in Johannesburg, Sivan and his parents and three siblings moved to Perth, Western Australia, when he was two years old. His mother converted to Judaism, and his father was born into an Orthodox Jewish family of Lithuanian-Jewish ancestry; he does not consider himself religious.
Sivan faced some challenges in adapting to a new country, Australia. Growing up, he realized his early forays into music, discovering his love for singing and songwriting at a young age.
Sivan is a learned artist who attended the prestigious Modern Orthodox school Carmel School until 2009 when he began his distance learning.
Troye Sivan is an aspiring kid who pursued his dream and passion for singing early on. At the age of 10, he started attending auditions.
He kickstarted his music career at the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Channel Seven Perth Telethon, where he made some outstanding performances and became a young and upcoming artist.
He reached the StarSearch 2007 finals and released his debut EP, Dare to Dream, in June 2007. TRXYE, a five-song EP released in 2014, debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in over 55 countries and reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200.
Sivan released his second major-label EP, Wild 2015, accompanied by a music video trilogy titled Blue Neighbourhood. The EP acted as a prelude to the release of his debut studio album, Blue Neighbourhood, on December 4, 2015. “Youth” by Troye Sivan peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Sivan’s 2018 track “My My My!” was inspired by his then-boyfriend, American model Jacob Bixenman. Later, he announced that his upcoming album would include a collaboration with longtime friend Ariana Grande titled “Dance to This.”
In 2019, Sivan released “Take Yourself Home,” the first track from his fifth EP In a Dream, which included homosexual characters. During the COVID-19 epidemic, he collaborated with freelance artists to produce visual art for his single, and all net earnings were contributed to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and Spotify’s COVID-19 Music Relief Project.
Sivan’s music videos typically contain gay connections between characters, such as “Blue Neighbourhood,” featuring two gay youths in a covert love, and “Heaven,” featuring footage of historical LGBT movements and partnerships. His third studio album, something to Give Each Other, will be released on October 13, 2023.
Troye Sivan also has a successful acting career as his filmography includes appearances in Oliver!, Bertrand the Terrible, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Spud, Waiting for Godot, Spud 2: The Madness Continues, Spud 3: Learning to Fly, Boy Erased, Three Months, and The Idol. He rose to prominence in 2007 for his performance as Oliver Twist in Oliver!, in 2008 for his performance in Betrand the Terrible, and in 2009 for his performance in Spud, a cinematic adaptation of John van de Ruit’s novel.
Sivan also performed in Samuel Beckett’s absurdist drama Waiting for Godot, as well as Spud 2: The Madness Continues and Spud 3: Learning to Fly in Western Australia. In 2022, he played Caleb in the feature film Three Months, which explored the stigma faced by HIV-positive people.
In November 2021, Sivan was cast as a series regular in HBO’s drama series The Idol.
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine
- Spud 2: The Madness Continues
- Spud 3: Learning to Fly
- Boy Erased
- Three Months
- Trolls Band Together
- Blue Neighbourhood
- Something to Give Each Other
Awards & Nomination
- ARIA Music Awards (2)
- APRA Music Awards
- BMI London Awards
- Billboard Music Awards
- GLAAD Media Awards
- MTV Europe Music (3)
- NewNowNext Awards
- Queerty Awards
- Teen Choice Awards
- YouTube Music Awards
Troye Sivan is known to have a bold persona as he shares his testament of self-discovery and identity in August 2017 as a gay individual, navigating life with Marfan syndrome and overcoming inner struggles with body image. He uses music as a medium for self-expression, reflecting victories and vulnerabilities.
His journey towards authenticity is marked by victories, connections, and advocacy, helping forge a resilient community celebrating individuality and self-acceptance.
- Instagram: @troyesivan
Troye Sivan is a successful artist with around US$ 10 million.