Troye Sivan Biography

(Australian Singer-Songwriter, Actor and YouTuber)

Birthday: June 5, 1995 (Gemini)

Born In: Johannesburg, South Africa

Troye Sivan Mellet is an Australian singer-songwriter, YouTuber, and actor. The multi-talented artist is best known for appearing in movies, such as ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ and the ‘Spud’ film trilogy. As a singer-songwriter, he released the EP ‘TRXYE,’ which peaked at #5 on the ‘U.S. Billboard 200.’ Interested in music from an early age, he was encouraged by his parents to pursue his passion. He began his musical career even before becoming a teenager with performances in ‘Channel Seven Perth Telethon.’ It was not long before he caught the attention of many with his good looks, acting skills, and amazing voice. Soon, he became a teenage sensation with fan followings not just in Australia but across the globe. The release of his debut album in 2015 catapulted the young man to greater success. In addition to being an actor and singer, Troye is also a highly popular YouTube personality with millions of followers.

Quick Facts

Australian Celebrities Born In June

Also Known As: Troye Sivan Mellet

Age: 29 Years, 29 Year Old Males


father: Shaun Mellet

mother: Laurelle Mellet

siblings: Sage Mellet, Steele Mellet, Tyde Mellet

Born Country: South Africa

Jewish Singers Pop Singers

Ancestry: South African Australian, Lithuanian Australian

City: Johannesburg, South Africa

The Meteoric Rise to Stardom

Sivan’s singing career began to take off in 2006 when he was part of a duet performance with the winner of the ‘Australian Idol’ Guy Sebastian. He also made it to the finals of ‘StarSearch 2007.’ He then led the performance for ‘We Are the World 25 for Haiti,’ a charity event dedicated to the victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010. Troye’s initial success as an actor came when he appeared in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ which released in 2009. He then starred in a major role in the ‘Spud’ trilogy. In 2013, he signed with a major Australian label and later released a five-song EP called ‘TRYXE’ in 2014. The lead song from this album ‘Happy Little Pill’ turned out to be popular and topped the charts in several nations across the world; it featured on the top 10 of the ‘US Billboard 200.’ The song was so successful that it was awarded gold status by the ‘Australian Recording Industry Association.’ Accolades started pouring in for Sivan as he won the ‘Teen Choice Award.’ He was then named among ‘25 Most Influential Teens of 2014’ by ‘Time Magazine.’ With the launch of his album ‘Blue Neighborhood’ (2015), Troye Sivan gained much fame, especially with the success of the single ‘Youth,’ which was part of the same album. The year 2015 also saw Troye Sivan embarking on his first tour called ‘Troye Sivan Live.’ This tour set the pace for two more tours at the start of 2016 – the ‘Blue Neighborhood Tour’ and the ‘Suburbia Tour.’ These tours established Troye Sivan as a singing sensation on the world stage. He was nominated for the 2016 ‘MTV Video Music Award’ for ‘Breakthrough Long Form Video’ for his ‘Blue Neighborhood’ trilogy. In 2018, he released his second studio album ‘Bloom,’ which reached number three in Australia and number four on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart. The song ‘My My My!’ became Sivan's second number-one single on the ‘Billboard Dance Club Songs’ chart. Sivan released the single ‘I'm So Tired...’ in January 2019. The same year, Sivan and Allie X released a song called ‘Love Me Wrong.’

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What Makes Troye so Special

Troye Sivan is openly gay. He came out publicly via a YouTube video on 7 August 2013. Already a popular public figure by then, his coming out helped other gay youngsters in accepting their own sexuality. He has been cited as an inspiration by several gay men who were struggling with their sexual identities. His video helped him bond with his fans who greatly admired him for being a role model and inspiring the gay youth to come out to their peers and family.

Beyond Fame

In addition to being a popular singer and actor, the talented young man is also a prominent YouTube personality. He often posts his video blogs on the video sharing site. Already a famous personality at the time of creating his video blogs, he garnered tens of thousands of followers after posting his vlogs. His YouTube channel is the third most subscribed channel in Australia, after ‘HowToBasic’ and ‘Planet Dolan.’ His video ‘The Boyfriend Tag,’ which he made with fellow YouTuber Tyler Oakley, earned the duo a ‘Teen Choice Award’ under the ‘Choice Web Collaboration’ category.

Behind The Curtains

Troye Sivan Mellet was born on 5 June 1995, in Johannesburg, South Africa, to South African parents of Jewish faith. The family subsequently moved to Australia for safety reasons. Troye attended ‘Carmel School’ after which he started pursuing distance education. He realized that he was gay when he was around 15. Thankfully, his family was supportive and he also escaped the bullying that several other homosexual youngsters go through at school. At the age of 18, he made a coming-out video in which he announced to his fans that he was gay. He is said to be dating model Jacob Bixenman. Along with his three siblings, he currently lives with his family in the Western Australian city of Perth.

Troye Sivan Movies

1. Boy Erased (2018)

  (Drama, Biography)

2. Spud (2010)

  (Comedy, Drama)

3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

  (Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller)

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