TROYE SIVAN: MUSICIAN, YOUTUBER, & ACTOR
By: Miricle Blackman
Troye Sivan Mellet, better known as Troye Sivan is a musician with two successful EP’s and an upcoming album. Also he is a YouTuber with over three million subscribers, and an actor with credits for four different movies. He was born in South Africa and grew up in Perth, Australia. His mother and father are Laurelle and Shaun Mellet. Troye has three siblings Steele, Sage, and Tyde a fellow Youtuber and musician.
Troye is an experienced musician having done it for years. He has released two successful EP’s in the past two years. The first EP is TRXYE which was announced at Playlist (a YouTube convention). The album sold thirty hundred to thirty five hundred copies in a week. His second most recent EP is WILD; this EP sold fifty thousand copies making it to Top Five on the Billboard 200 Chart. Troye’s new album, blue neighborhood, was recently released.
Troye makes music and skit videos on YouTube. He is a very artistic person who puts a lot of work into his videos. After releasing his WILD EP he had a series of three videos includes topics such as growing up, family relations, disapproving and aggressive parents, denial, true love and suicide. This series was completed beautify and gave off an amazing message to teens and those struggling to figure out who they are.
Troye started acting career at a young age. He’s stared in both spud movies (a coming of age film about young boys trying to get through boarding school). He also had a part in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as the younger version of the Wolverine.
October 13, 2014 Times Magazine published a list of the most influential teens and Troye made it. He ranked 25 on the list. On August 7, 2013 Troye made a video titled Coming out in which he announced something personal about him. This video has six million views and is one of the reasons he made the Times Magazine list.
Troye Sivan is an inspiration to many people. He is the true definition of hard working. He encourages many people to be who they are. Kids who are bullied can look up to him to know that it gets better. Troye is very appreciative to his fans he feels as though they are his friends which is why he so open with them and cares so much.