Troye Sivan is one of those. He’s successfully transitioning from a familiar sound you might’ve stumbled upon online to a mainstream pop force to be reckoned with.
His YouTube channel has 3 million+ followers and his clips have accumulated 91.4 million views. He announced this summer he signed a deal with EMI Australia and would release a five-song EP, titled “TRXYE,” out August 15 with the song, “Happy Little Pill” making the first-single cut.
Thanks to the success of his newly released song, the EP is number one on iTunes and has soared to the top of iTunes charts around the world.
— Troye Sivan (@troyesivan) July 25, 2014
“I wrote this song during a bit of a rough time for someone super close to me, and for myself, and it still means as much to me as the day i wrote it, and i’m still as in love with it as the day i wrote it (which is rare for me!!). I couldn’t be prouder to be giving it to you guys today :’) Thanks for sticking around for so long, for supporting me and other online talent, and for now listening! I have the best and craziest and most committed audience in the world, and I love you all endlessly.”
Listen to my new favorite song here:
Britney took her boys to Disneyland on Friday! She shared a snap with fans on her social media:
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) July 26, 2014
In case you’re basic, or living under a rock or it’s your first time visiting BreatheHeavy (hi! welcome! I love you) here’s a recap of Britney’s busy week:
An unsuspecting Brit Brit took a drag of a ciggie at a Whole Foods parking lot, and while her boys aren’t pictured in that shot, they WERE with her. This sparked a debate amongst fans: is it a big deal to smoke in front of your kids?
Hilary stopped by Marquee nightclub in NYC to celebrate the release of her new single, “Chasing The Sun,” which received a remix treatment by Dave Aude.
“It’s a really carefree, summer song and I guess I didn’t really know what people were expecting from me,” Hilary told PopJustice about her new single. “This song is definitely a top-down, carefree, super catchy singalong song and so I guess we thought that would be a good move.”
As for not writing on the song? Hilary says there’s some great artists out there that can manage that better than she can.
“I’m not a snob, like ‘I have to write everything’. There are so many amazing writers out there and one of the best things about this record for me was that I did get to write as much as I wanted and work with other people as much as I wanted. Some of the best work comes from when you’re collaborating with people and then sometimes a song comes along and you hear it and you’re like ‘okay, I think that’s a smash, don’t give it away!’.There has to be a balance. Some of the biggest pop acts out there love to write, but a lot of their singles aren’t things they’ve written.”
Check out a video of Hilary celebrating at Marquee Thursday night to her new tune: