5 Reasons to Pay Attention to Troye Sivan
Troye Sivan has an undeniable presence on the internet and is looking to make the same moves in the music industry. With a YouTube following in the millions, a slew of celebrity backers, and charming good looks, Sivan has all the makings of a rising star. His previous EPs TRXYE and Wild placed him on the top of the charts and his first full-length studio album Blue Neighbourhood (iTunes) promises to do the same. To celebrate his new album we put together a list to remind his fans why they love him so much -- and introduce him to a new audience who is sure to fall in love too!
He's a singer, songwriter, AND actor
At only 11 years old, Sivan got his start by singing at the 2006 Channel Seven Perth Telethon and a year later he began uploading videos of him singing on to YouTube. He starred as Oliver Twist in a production of Oliver! at the Regal Theatre in 2007 and just a year later was cast as young James Howlett in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. His first major-label EP TRXYE debuted at #1 on iTunes in over 55 countries
He lives in his truth
In 2013 he uploaded a deeply personal and heartfelt video explaining his coming out story to his YouTube viewers. Having already come out to his family a few years before, Sivan made it a teachable moment for anyone who may be struggling with their sexuality. At this date the video has over 6 million views with generally positive feedback. He says that his new music on Blue Neighbourhood focuses a lot on the LGBTQ community, which he hopes will inspire other young people.