22 Facts About Troye Sivan

1. Troye Sivan was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, the son of Laurelle Mellet, a homemaker and former model, and Shaun Mellet, an entrepreneur and real estate agent.

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2. Troye Sivan grew up in Perth, Western Australia, with his parents and three siblings.

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3. Troye Sivan was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family, though he does not consider himself to be religious—his father was born to a Jewish family of Lithuanian-Jewish descent and his mother converted to Judaism.

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4. Troye Sivan attended Carmel School, a private Modern Orthodox school, until 2009, when he started distance education.

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5. In February 2010, Troye Sivan opened "We Are the World 25 for Haiti", the collaborative music charity video produced by Lisa Lavie to help raise money for the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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6. Troye Sivan released his second major-label EP, Wild, on 4 September 2015.

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7. On 26 May 2017, Troye Sivan collaborated with Martin Garrix to produce the song "There for You".

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8. Troye Sivan was shortlisted for an Academy Award for the song.

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9. In October 2018, Troye Sivan collaborated with British singer-songwriter Charli XCX on the single "1999"; the two performed the single together live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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10. In January 2019, Troye Sivan released the single "I'm So Tired.

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11. Troye Sivan worked with freelance artists in need of work during the COVID-19 pandemic to create the visual art for his single.

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12. The artists, who Troye Sivan met on Instagram, designed t-shirts for the single, and all net proceeds were donated to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and Spotify's COVID-19 Music Relief Project.

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13. On 16 July 2020, Troye Sivan released a self-directed music video for his second song, "Easy", from his EP In a Dream.

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14. In 2008, Troye Sivan was cast in a Western Australian short film, Betrand the Terrible.

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15. In February 2008, Troye Sivan was cast as young James Howlett in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

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16. Troye Sivan appeared in the Western Australian season of Samuel Beckett's absurdist play Waiting for Godot which opened on 28 May 2010.

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17. Troye Sivan shared the role of "Boy" with Craig Hyde-Smith, alternating nights.

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18. In September 2012, Troye Sivan began creating video blogs on the video sharing site YouTube, after having only sung on the site since 2007.

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19. YouTube video Troye Sivan made with fellow YouTuber Tyler Oakley, titled "The 'Boyfriend' Tag", earned them a Teen Choice Award in the "Choice Web Collaboration" category.

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20. Troye Sivan told Wonderland magazine in 2018, "When I think about the songs that I grew up listening to that made me feel.

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21. In December 2020, Troye Sivan was listed at number 34 in Rolling Stone Australias "50 Greatest Australian Artists of All Time" issue.

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22. Troye Sivan came out publicly as gay via a YouTube video on 7 August 2013, three years after coming out to his family.

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