Johannesburg-born, Perth-raised Troye Sivan has been considered one of the world's top 25 most influential teenagers. He had a Hollywood gig at age 13, a lead role opposite John Cleese at 14 and a recording contract on his 18th birthday. When he was 17 he wrote and published a song from his bedroom. It took one week before he was approached by record label EMI Australia to pursue music professionally, and his debut album was released worldwide on December 4. Troye (now 20) has 1.5 million fans on Facebook, almost 3 million Twitter followers, over 3.5 million YouTube subscribers and is a passionate advocate for the LGTBI community. Billboard called the singer, songwriter, actor and Internet star '(an) openly gay everydude who sings straight from the heart.' Taylor Swift and Sam Smith are just two of his high profile fans.