TRXYE

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TRXYE
TRXYE EP 2014.png
EP by Troye Sivan
Released 15 August 2014
Genre
Length 17:22
Label EMI Music Australia
Producer
  • Tat Tong
  • SLUMS
  • Alex JL Hiew
Troye Sivan chronology
June Haverly
(2012)June Haverly2012
TRXYE
(2014)
Wild
(2015)Wild2015
Singles from TRXYE
  1. "Happy Little Pill"
    Released: 25 July 2014

TRXYE is the third extended play (EP) (first signed with a major label) by South African-Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan, released on 15 August 2014 by Universal Music Australia through EMI Music Australia.[1] The EP was preceded by the release of the singles "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Happy Little Pill".[2][3][4]

Background[edit]

On 5 June 2013, Sivan was signed to EMI Music Australia, a Universal Music Australia label, but did not reveal this information until a year later. On 26 June 2014, he announced (while at VidCon) that he would release a five-song EP on 15 August 2014, and uploaded a YouTube video simultaneously on his channel revealing the cover art of the EP.[5][6]

Singles[edit]

"The Fault in Our Stars" was released on 5 May 2013 as a campaign to help raise money for the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation in Perth, Australia. The song had great success, and Sivan added an updated version of the song to the EP.[2][7][8] A new version of the song was released as a promotional single on 13 June 2014.[4][9] This version was included on the EP.[1] "Happy Little Pill" was released on 25 July 2014 as the first official single from the EP.[3] It charted in thirteen countries, including the United States where it reached number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Commercial performance[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[10]

TRXYE debuted at number five in the United States, selling 30,000 copies after only three days of sales.[11] By July 2015, the EP had a combined downloads of its five tracks of 371,000 in the United States,[12] and 73,000 copies of the album in sales with 39 million streams by September 2015.[13] In Australia, sales of the EP counted towards the single "Happy Little Pill", causing the single to rise from number 34 to number 10 for the week commencing 24 August 2014.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

CD and digital download[1][5][6]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Happy Little Pill"
  • SLUMS
  • Alex JL Hiew
  • Tat Tong
3:44
2."Touch"
  • Sivan
  • Thomas Rawle
  • SLUMS
  • Alex JL Hiew
  • Matt Gio
3:35
3."Fun"
  • SLUMS
  • Alex JL Hiew
  • Lindsay Rimes
3:26
4."Gasoline"
  • SLUMS
  • Alex JL Hiew
  • Matt Gio
3:25
5."The Fault in Our Stars (MMXIV)"SivanDan Heath3:12
Total length:17:22

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[14] 2
French Albums (SNEP)[15] 177
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[16] 2
US Billboard 200[17] 5

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Australia[1] 15 August 2014 EMI Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "TRXYE on iTunes". 
  2. ^ a b "The Fault In Our Stars on iTunes". 
  3. ^ a b "Happy Little Pill on iTunes". 
  4. ^ a b "The Fault In Our Stars (MMXIV) on iTunes". 
  5. ^ a b "I Have Something To Tell You..." 
  6. ^ a b "YouTube musician Troye Sivan announces 'Trxye' at VidCon". 
  7. ^ "The Fault In Our Stars - Troye Sivan (Official Video)". 
  8. ^ "The Fault In Our Stars - Listen (Troye Sivan's Tumblr page)". 
  9. ^ "THE FAULT IN OUR STARS SURPRISE". 
  10. ^ "AllMusic review". 
  11. ^ "Billboard 200: Did 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Soundtrack Stay at No. 1?". 
  12. ^ Caulfield, Keith (26 July 2015). "YouTube Star Troye Sivan Announces New Album 'Wild'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  13. ^ Caulfield, Keith (18 September 2015). "Troye Sivan Talks 'Wild' Chart Success, Upcoming Music Plans: 'It's a Little Insane, To Be Honest'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "Troye Sivan Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  15. ^ [EP&cat=a "Lescharts.com – Troye Sivan – Trxye [EP]"]. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  16. ^ [EP&cat=a "Charts.org.nz – Troye Sivan – TRXYE [EP]"]. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  17. ^ "Troye Sivan Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 15 September 2014.