Troye Sivan has made a name for himself with his unique brand of pop music. Sivan got his start on YouTube, posting cover songs and vlogs to his growing number of subscribers. Sivan also found success as an actor, appearing in such films as Boy Erased and Three Months. The place he really defined himself as an artist, however, was in music. Sivan has released two EPs, two albums, and a ton of singles during his career.
He is currently working on his third album and will appear in the upcoming HBO series, The Idol. Sivan has made many music videos, all of which have millions of views on YouTube. But which one has the most views? Let’s find out.
8 Heaven (featuring Betty Who) – 24 Million Views
The video for Troye Sivan’s “Heaven” perfectly explains why he is a special artist to his many LGBTQ fans. He knows his history, is unashamed of his sexuality, and refuses to compromise who he is. Through its use of archive footage from various moments in LGBTQ history, Sivan drives the song’s point home. The lyrics say that if Sivan must reject his sexuality to be accepted into heaven, maybe it isn’t the place for him. The man with Sivan in the video is his then-boyfriend, Jacob Bixenman.
7 Bloom – 26 Million Views
Sivan’s video for the title track off his sophomore album “Bloom” was a step forward in every way. He made himself appear androgynous in the clip and, according to Sivan, stepped outside his comfort zone. The makeup and outfits along with the vintage aesthetic of the video compliments the song’s throwback production. It feels like a clip that could’ve aired on MTV in the late 80s or early 90s. Sivan made quite the statement with this video, whose song is all about the beauty of gay lovemaking.
6 Wild (featuring Alessia Cara) – 31 Million Views
The song “Wild” first got the video treatment when it was part of Sivan’s Blue Neighborhood Trilogy. However, when the song’s remix was released featuring Alessia Cara, another video dropped as well. This video gave the song an entirely different backdrop. This one was much more lighthearted and suited the song very well. It is the kind of video that depicts the joy of young love and friendships. It also goes perfectly with the coming-of-age aesthetic of Sivan’s debut album. It was a brilliant idea to collaborate with Cara, as it opened Sivan to a new group of fans and vice versa.
5 Blue Neighborhood Trilogy (Director’s Cut) – 32 Million Views
As an openly gay artist, Sivan’s music speaks to many gay teenagers who can relate to him. Part of what helps Sivan connect so well with his audience is the brilliant way he represents them in his work. Such is the case with the Blue Neighborhood Trilogy, a short film comprising three tracks from Sivan’s debut album, “Blue Neighborhood.” The songs “Wild,” “Fools,” and “Talk Me Down” appear in the film. It tells a coming-of-age story of two gay teens and the various issues they face. It presents a harsh reality that many LGBTQ youth still face. For this to be the introduction to Sivan’s debut album was a risk and makes him all the more admirable.
4 Happy Little Pill – 46 Million Views
Sivan first made a name for himself as a YouTuber. The platform was the home to several content creators who amassed very large followings. The young singer and actor first got the public’s attention by posting various cover songs. He then transitioned into making vlogs and collaborating with other YouTubers. However, music was always at Sivan’s core. Therefore, when he announced his debut EP, “TRXYE,” his fans were very excited. The first single, “Happy Little Pill,” was another celebratory moment for Sivan and all of his followers. It was the beginning of a very special career and a look at how far he had already come.
3 My My My! – 62 Million Views
When Sivan re-introduced himself to his fans with the first single from his sophomore album, he exuded a newfound confidence. This confidence signaled a step forward and the sensuality of the track was the perfect introduction to this new musical chapter. The video featured Sivan dancing around a bunch of male models in various settings. In the clip, he is reminiscent of the panther sequence in Michael Jackson’s “Black or White.” The black-and-white fashion editorial look is similar to Madonna’s “Vogue.” With this video, Sivan made himself into a new kind of artist, announcing his transition into adulthood following his previous coming-of-age effort.
2 Youth – 180 Million Views
Sivan’s biggest hit in America is his 2016 single “Youth.” The song is from Sivan’s debut album “Blue Neighborhood” and it exploded when it was released. The video takes place at a house party where Sivan and his friends are all enjoying their “youth.” The clip compliments the song’s mood very well and manages to be fun without being over-the-top. This song was the moment many were introduced to Sivan. It showed people that he was capable of making songs that were catchy while still being lyrically meaningful.
1 Dance To This (featuring Ariana Grande) – 205 Million Views
When Sivan was working on his sophomore album, he promised fans that a big collaboration would be included. Sivan eventually confirmed that he would be releasing a song with none other than Ariana Grande. The song complimented Grande’s vocals very well and it perfectly suited the two of them. They performed together in the video as well, making their respective fan bases even happier. The song was the start of a friendship between the two artists that led to Sivan making a cameo in Grande’s “Thank U, Next” video.