2018 is the year of Australian singer-actor Troye Sivan. Everything’s coming up roses for the 23-year-old singer, songwriter, actor, and YouTube personality.
2018 is a game-changing year for this openly-gay young man. Check out the highlights of what
Guest Appearance on Saturday Night Live
In his tweet in his 2018 highlights series, you can hear Troy telling his boyfriend model Jacob Bixenman that he will be on the American show Saturday Night Live. Calling it “one of the greatest honors of my life,” Troye started 2018 strong with his Saturday Night Live debut on January 20, 2018. Introduced by the evening’s host Jessica Chastain, he performed his first new single of 2018 “My My My!’ as SNL’s musical guest, as well as the airy acoustic ballad “The Good Side.”
Troy performing ‘My My My!”
Troy performing ‘The Good Side’ Live on SNL
SNL BITCH pic.twitter.com/ZekeorsyOP— troye (@troyesivan) December 28, 2018
On the Gigantic Times Square Billboard
Randomly flexing w a billboard in Times Square to let you guys know music was coming pic.twitter.com/hl8YjwvboB— troye (@troyesivan) December 28, 2018
On Jan. 5, Sivan posted on Instagram a photo of a massive Spotify billboard in Times Square, New York City with his face and the words “6 days.” He captioned the photo, “❤️ YES @SPOTIFY! 😊😊 6 DAYS ❤️ y’all ready or what,” much to the delight and excitement of his fans.
The teaser was for his single “My My My,” which dropped on January 11, 2018. The single reached #24 in Billboard singles
The upbeat, dance-y track gets an appropriate visual paired with it as Sivan is seen dancing mostly solo throughout a warehouse in filters of black-and-white, red and yellow. The aesthetic seems to borrow some cues from the Nineties works of Madonna and George Michael with the strobe effect making Sivan appear in quick, chaotic flashes.
Face of Valentino Menswear
On January 7, 2018, it was officially announced that
A wardrobe of archetypes, made individual by diversions. Take a look at the ultimate men’s #ValentinoSS18 #AdvCampaign video starring @troyesivan dancing on the music of Paranoimia— Valentino (@MaisonValentino) March 14, 2018
Location: Pier 59 Studio, New York
Photographers: @inezandvinoodh pic.twitter.com/vNi8KNuGdz
Valentino released a teaser video of the campaign describing the collection as
Streetwear meets high fashion in the ultimate men’s Valentino Spring/Summer 2018 Adv Campaign video starring singer, actor and YouTube star Troye Sivan moving to the music of Paranoimia by Art of Noise with Max Headroom.
His “First Escandalo”
My first escándalo pic.twitter.com/mbK36sTuF9— troye (@troyesivan) December 28, 2018
In end-January 2018, a fan posted about giving Troye a bouquet of flowers. Troye accepted, and even posed for photos with the fan.
A photo later surfaced showing Troye throwing in the bin seemingly the same bouquet of flowers, though slightly wilted.
Social media was then quick to label Sivan “rude”, “ungrateful” and “disrespectful”. One even said “we don’t need this kind of toxic and ungrateful people in our lives in 2018.”
However, some fans pointed out that the photos where
His Magazine Features
“Troye is so talented. It was great to watch him get so lost in the character. Keith (Urban) and I are big fans of his – I didn’t want to tell him that on set.”
In May 2018,
His Dream Collaboration with Ariana Grande
On February 23, 2018,
Yes!!! The rumours are trumours!! @arianagrande is my pop queen and i can’t wait for you guys to hear our song🌹❤️💓— troye (@troyesivan) February 23, 2018
The song of
This serve of a video pic.twitter.com/iUhE7gDK9f— troye (@troyesivan) December 28, 2018
Ariana posted on Instagram the single’s artwork
Here’s the video of Troye and Ariana’s song “Dance to This”
Acting in the Film “Boy Erased”
While his music career continue to heat up in 2018, Troye starred in the film “Boy Erased” with Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. The film is about Jared (Lucas Hedges) who is outed as gay and sent to a conversion therapy camp. Troye is one of the young men in the camp with Jared who is trying to pray the gay away. He also sang the song “Revelation” in the film.
The film premiered in September 2018 at the Toronto International Film Festival, prior to its November 2 theatrical release.
BOY ERASED premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and i felt soooo proud to be a part of this movie as an actor and musician pic.twitter.com/3tU4NPu4Xt— troye (@troyesivan) December 28, 2018
And if acting in a critically acclaimed film is not enough, the song that
Troye can’t contain his excitement on Twitter:
WHAT THE FUCJ https://t.co/KAfSy3DEkb— troye (@troyesivan) December 6, 2018
GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE KHKGJTJFJGKGMHMHMGMHMG— troye (@troyesivan) December 6, 2018
On Performing at Taylor Swift’s Concert
On May 19, 2018, Troye made a surprise appearance in the Pasadena stop of Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” tour.
Rocking a shirt from Taylor’s merchandise collection, Troye performed his hit single “My My My! together with Taylor to the delight of the crowd at the Rose Bowl Stadium. As Taylor Swift posted on her Instagram account,
“Troye absolutely owned the Rose Bowl 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 @troyesivan thank you so much for coming!!!”
Along with the surprise performance came a surprise announcement about the Australian singer’s forthcoming album, BLOOM. Taylor took it upon herself to break the big news, “I want to tell you something! Troye’s album ‘BLOOM’ comes out on August 31st, Los Angeles. Just so everybody remembers, on the count of three, say it back to me.” Is there anything more iconic than having Taylor Swift announce the release date of Troye’s album “Bloom”?
ANNOUNCING MY ALBUM pic.twitter.com/w5OW8CWuCo— troye (@troyesivan) December 28, 2018
When His Song “Bloom” Was Released
We find Troye’s garden to be a mixture of elements — part Annie Leibovitz photo set, part campy Garden of Eden, part Annie Lennox 80’s throwback — but in all, it’s a couture-clad display (concocted by stylist Kyle Luu) that paints Sivan as an important queer figure in pop culture.
BLOOM video release. So so proud of this one pic.twitter.com/nRl4YtqwUS— troye (@troyesivan) December 28, 2018
On the Release of His Album Bloom
Troye released his second studio album “Bloom” on August 31, 2018. It debuted at number three in his home country of Australia, and opened at number 4 on the US Billboard 200 chart, making it his highest charting release. His first studio album “Blue Neighborhood” was released in 2015.
The album “Bloom” was preceded by the release of the singles “My My My!”, “The Good Side”, “Bloom”, the Ariana Grande collab “Dance to This” and “Animal”.
BLOOM ALBUM RELEASE pic.twitter.com/sbK92pvX3m— troye (@troyesivan) December 28, 2018
The album Bloom received “universal acclaim.” USA Today calls ‘Bloom” as “may be the best pop album of 2018”
And yet as Sivan so brilliantly proves on “Bloom,” he’s more than just a narrative, and his stories of sexual liberation aren’t just noteworthy because they feature same-sex pronouns. With all respect to Grande, whose “Sweetener” release had some critics naming it the best pop album of 2018 just a few weeks back, “Bloom” rightfully claims that title – a 10-song coming-of-age story of such cinematic scale that it deserves its own accompanying movie.
The Independent calls Troye’s sophomore album
On his second record Bloom, the gay 23-year-old singer switches the LGBTQ+ community’s creative narrative from one of sociopolitical turmoil into a harmonious and vital pop record, capturing the A to Z’s of modern queer love with pinpoint precision.
Making perfect pop isn’t easy, but Troye Sivan is a star who’s done his homework. With one foot in pop’s past and another in its present, Bloom is a record that could turn its considerate maker into one of mainstream music’s most revered and fascinating talents. Sivan should be proud that it will touch hearts and win him fans – both gay and straight – on the way.
THIS RESPONSE TO BLOOM ALBUM RELEASE pic.twitter.com/FY9tNnOE0k— troye (@troyesivan) December 28, 2018
The Bloom Tour
2018 also marked Troye’s highly successful Bloom The Tour, in support of his album of the same name. The tour started on September 21 in Irving, Texas for the US/Canada leg, with mostly sold-out venues such as the Radio City Music Hall in New York City and The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL SOLD OUT pic.twitter.com/ZzUxf7pv1x— troye (@troyesivan) December 28, 2018
THE GREEK SOLD OUT pic.twitter.com/weBF1Q4ZZc— troye (@troyesivan) December 28, 2018
In 2019, the Bloom Tour will be in Europe where Troye will perform in four venues in the United Kingdom in February. Other countries in the European leg of the tour include Belgium, Netherlands, France, Austria, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway.
TOUR TOUR TOUR pic.twitter.com/6rnkV3s3Mg— troye (@troyesivan) December 28, 2018
The Bloom Tour then moves to South America in March 2019, before
His Fabulous Personal Life
Realising we looked like this if we put grapes in our mouths pic.twitter.com/LxX7fuazSr— troye (@troyesivan) December 28, 2018
Thankful and Hopeful
After a highly successful year,
Ended the year in paradise with family. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for everything i love you so much!! Have a nice day and an even better 2019 pic.twitter.com/DhpIMabP5m— troye (@troyesivan) December 28, 2018