Even if you haven’t heard his name, if you’ve listened to the radio you’re likely to have heard Troye Sivan’s hit singles, including the chart-topping “i’m so tired…”, featuring Lauv.
But like many popular artists of today, delving deeper into the facts often reveals some fun and unknown pieces of information.
Here are 36 fun facts about Troye Sivan.
Troye Sivan’s full name is Troye Sivan Millet, making his stage second name “Sivan” his real middle name.
Troye is 24 years old. He was born to Shaun and Laurelle Mellet on 5th July 1995 in Johannesburg. His star sign is Gemini.
Although he grew up and lives in Australia, he was born in South Africa. He and his family moved to Australia when he was two years old.
One of the reasons the family gave for moving to Australia was the rising crime rates in South Africa at the time.
Troye Sivan is one of four siblings – he has one sister, Sage, and two brothers, Steele and Tyde.
Troye was 12 years old when he entered the entertainment world in 2007, performing the role of Oliver Twist in the stage musical Oliver!
The year after, in 2008, he was cast in a short Australia film, Betrand the Terrible, playing the role of Ace, one of three local bullies.
Ten years later, in 2018, Troye Sivan played the role of Gary in the movie Boy Erased, alongside the award-winning actress Nicole Kidman.
He has named some of his favorite musicians as Lorde, Taylor Swift and Amy Winehouse. One of his favorite songs is “Wake Up Alone” by Amy Winehouse.
Troye Sivan is publicly gay, and came out to his fans in one of his YouTube videos in 2013.
Since 2007, he has been creating videos to showcase his singing and song-writing. In 2012, he expanded his YouTube audience by starting vlogs (video blogs). His YouTube channel is in the top ten most popular Australian YouTube accounts.
For three years in a row (2006-2008), Troye Sivan performed at the annual telethon on Channel Seven Perth.
Michael Jackson’s “We are the World” was a chart-topper when it was released in the 1980s. When it was covered by different artists 25 years later as a fundraiser for the Haiti earthquake in 2010, Troye Sivan was the opening artist.
At the age of 14, Troye Sivan landed the role of a young James Howlett in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Inspired by the popular book and movie, The Fault in Our Stars, Troye Sivan released a fundraising single in 2014, with the same title as the book. It attracted more than eight million YouTube hits.
At just 19 years old, Troye Sivan was named one of the most influential teens of 2014 by Time magazine.
Growing up, Troye Sivan didn’t go to school but instead was taught at home.
He owes a large amount of his current fame to his fans, who relentlessly helped to promote him and his work across social media as he was growing up. This increased massively when he began posting vlogs on YouTube.
In 2018, Troye Sivan faced some criticism from his fans after reports alleged he had thrown some flowers from a fan into the trash.
Music and drama are just the start of Troye Sivan’s talents. In 2015, he walked the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week in the Saint Laurent Men’s fashion show.
When Troye Sivan and Lauv released “i’m so tired…” in early 2019, it became the first top ten single in the U.K. for both the artists, and reached the top five in Ireland, Malaysia and Singapore. The song talks about how they are tired of traditional love songs.
Although Troye Sivan was raised in a Jewish household, he has since moved away from his upbringing and now identifies as atheist.
Lauv isn’t the only artist Troye Sivan has collaborated with, and he has a history of working with other stars. In May 2017, he produced There For You, in conjunction with Dutch DJ Martin Garrix.
In 2006, when he performed on Channel Seven Perth’s fundraising telethon, he sang a duet with Guy Sebastian, a winner of the vocal competition Australian Idol.
Troye is 5’7″ tall (1.74 meters).
In February 2016, Troye Sivan started dating Jacob Bixenman, an American model who is one year older than Troye. His second album in 2018 was inspired by his boyfriend Jacob.
After he released his second album, Bloom, critics commented on the difference in musical style. Many fans believed this to be a result of Troye’s relationship.
As part of his acting career, Troye Sivan played one of the leading roles in Spud and Spud 2, in 2010 and 2013 respectively. The movies were comedies and promoted Troye Sivan’s career even further at the time.
The Sivan family grew up with their family pet, a dog named Jagga.
Troye Sivan has said that before his concerts, he has a routine which includes doing 10 pushups and drinking tea.
Alongside his favorite artists, Troye Sivan also enjoys listening to the music of Frank Ocean.
One of his favorite meals is macaroni and cheese. In an interview, he said that he always puts ketchup on his mac and cheese.
His favorite color is blue.
It’s no surprise that Troye Sivan is a fan of all things entertainment. He likes musicals, and has cited Moulin Rouge as his favorite movie.
Troye Sivan has a nose piercing which is positioned on the right side of his nose.
One of Troye Sivan’s ambitions for the future is to win a Grammy award, but so far some of his proudest work is the work he has done alongside and in support of the LGBTQ+ community.
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