News 19 November 2018

Troye Sivan confirms his return to Australia To Appear at The 2018 ARIA Awards

Troye Sivan confirms his return to Australia To Appear at The 2018 ARIA Awards
Troye Sivan will to return home to Australia next week, fresh from playing to full houses on the North American leg of his Bloom album tour, to attend the 2018 ARIA Awards on November 28.  He is excited to take on a presenter role at the iconic event. 
Troye said today, “So excited to be coming home to Australia for the ARIA awards and to be nominated alongside all of the other incredible Aussie musicians.”
Troye’s presenter announcement follows hot on the heels of last week’s massive performer announcement, bringing together the hottest Australian acts to tear up the Awards stage – 5 Seconds Of Summer, Amy Shark, Courtney Barnett, Dean Lewis, Kasey Chambers and Keith Urban. The Awards ceremony will also feature a special performance from British pop sensation Rita Ora. Fans can catch it all live on Wednesday November 28, broadcasted on the Nine Network and hosted by CMAs ‘Entertainer Of The Year’, Keith Urban.
Troye Sivan has enjoyed a spectacular 2018.  He has four ARIA Award nominations under his belt, including Apple Music Album Of The Year, Apple Music Song Of The Year, Best Male Artist and Best Pop Release on the back of his acclaimed sophomore album, Bloom.  
Time Magazine has just declared Bloom one of the 10 best albums of 2018, saying “he (Sivan) emerges as a true pop star, sensitive and confident. Drawing from a lush and sparkling sonic palette, he explores coming of age and coming out, crafting a joyful and unapologetically queer body of work. “
With Bloom accumulating more than 1 billion combined streams globally, the album has spawned the double platinum smash ‘My, My, My!’, and Gold singles ‘Bloom’ and ‘Dance To This’ ft. Ariana Grande.  It debuted at No. 3 on the ARIA Albums Chart, No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 chart and Top 10 in the UK and over a dozen other countries. Over his total releases, Troye has now reached 4 billion streams and 3 million albums (adjusted).
Troye features on the new Charli XCX hit ‘1999’, the enigmatic duo performing the song together on ‘The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon’ last week, delivering a riveting, energetic performance – view HERE.  Troye has received widespread acclaim for his breathtaking version of Queen’s ‘Somebody To Love’, lifted from biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, and has received rave reviews for his role in the movie Boy Erased and his haunting song from the movie, ‘Revelation’.
Following the ARIA Awards, Troye will perform at NGV’s Gala event on December 1. The NGV Gala will coincide with the opening of the world-premiere exhibition, Escher X nendo I Between Two Worlds. Visit NGV.MELBOURNE for more.
Troye Sivan’s Bloom is out now. Download / stream HERE.
Bloom, Sivan’s second studio album, is best described in terms you rarely see associated with male pop stars: delicacy, transparency, and vulnerability. He sings about experiences that are commonplace for young gay men in 2017 but feel totally transgressive in a broader pop context.” Pitchfork US
“**** Bloom negotiates what it means to give and receive passion, and Sivan finds himself channeling both innocence and weary maturity” Rolling Stone US
***** Bloom is a record that could turn its considerate maker into one of mainstream music's most revered and fascinating talents." The Independent UK
“Troye Sivan’s ‘Bloom’ may be the best pop album of 2018…a 10-song coming-of-age story of such cinematic scale that it deserves its own accompanying movie.” USA Today
“Troye Sivan Is the Perfect Pop Star for 2018…Bloom marks a major artistic achievement, evoking influences from the Velvet Underground to Simon & Garfunkel.” TIME
“Sivan, now on stronger footing, asserts himself in a record that’s equally sexy, sensitive, and ideal for the strobe-lit rooms in which Sivan came into his own.” STACK, Australia
“***** triumphant…[Sivan] tears away all the filters to share a deliriously upbeat statement that washes over you like a dopamine rush.” NME UK
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