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Troye Sivan Mellet (born 5 June 1995 in Johannesburg, South Africa), known professionally as Troye Sivan, is a South African-born Australian musician, actor, and YouTube personality.

Though starting his career with a focus in music, even releasing an EP at the age of twelve (2007's Dare to Dream), Sivan first made a name for himself as an actor. He notably portrayed a young version of the Marvel Comics character Wolverine in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, sharing the part with Hugh Jackman. He also appeared in the title role of the Australian Spud trilogy from 2010 to 2014.

During The New '10s, Sivan began vlogging on YouTube, using the platform to promote his music and connect directly with fans. Around this time, he also publicly came out as gay, and is perhaps one of the most influential queer figures in pop culture because of it.

After putting out his first EP in years —the June Haverly EP— in 2012, Sivan's music career regained steam in 2014 with the release of the TRXYE EP, which was followed by his debut studio album Blue Neighbourhood a year later.

Blue Neighbourhood was an international chart success, peaking within the top 10 of many countries, including his native Australia and the United States. The single "Youth" was also a hit, peaking at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 in America. His sophomore effort, Bloom, was released in 2018.


  • Dare to Dream EP (2007)
  • June Haverly EP (2012)
  • TRXYE EP (2014)
  • Blue Neighbourhood (2015)
  • Bloom (2018)
  • In a Dream EP (2020)
  • Something to Give Each Other (2023)

Selected filmography:

Something to Trope Eachother:

  • Album Title Drop: "Leave this Blue Neighbourhood" in "Wild".
  • Ambiguous Ending: The ending of "Talk Me Down", which also ends the Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy.
  • Darker and Edgier: Bloom, although TRYXE had this for a bit of moments, considering the EP opens with the very depressing "Happy Little Pill".
  • Drag Queen: He dons (rather convincing) drag in the "One of Your Girls" music video.
  • Lonely at the Top: "Happy Little Pill", which itself focuses on loneliness and isolation in any environment, regardless of status and how much money one has can feel it.
  • Love Nostalgia Song: "Strawberries & Cigarettes" reflects on the dreamlike memories of a young romance that still have an effect on the narrator.
  • Ode to Youth: "Youth", which encourages the listener to take risks and embrace the beauty and freedom of youth.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: In the video for "Bloom".
  • Take That!: Released the video for "Heaven" (which is more or less about God and being yourself, and the video shows LGBT movements from before) one day before Donald Trump's inauguration. It was supposed to be released on the same day, but released one day early due to fans' request.
  • Silly Love Songs: These appear on Blue Neighbourhood ("WILD", "for him.") and Bloom ("My, My, My!", "Lucky Strike", "Animal") in particular.
  • Surprisingly Gentle Song:
    • Bloom: "The Good Side" and "What A Heavenly Way To Die"
    • In a Dream: "could cry just thinkin about you" and "10/10"
  • Where Everybody Knows Your Flame: He said "Bite" is about the anxieties of going to a gay club for the first time.
  • Yandere: "Animal" shows shades of this, wherein the narrator admits to being possessive — "an animal with you" — and wanting to keep his love interest all to himself.