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Go Behind the Scenes With ‘Youth’ Singer Troye Sivan on Tour

YouTuber turned pop star gives intimate look at preparation for L.A. show

Troye Sivan; Day in the Life; Los Angeles

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Troye Sivan has catapulted from YouTube fame to genuine pop stardom in recent years at lightning speed. The 20-year-old Australian just released his debut album, Blue Neighborhood, in December and has seen his single "Youth" climb the charts internationally. Sivan let Rolling Stone take a glimpse at his day as he prepared for a show in Los Angeles and described his day in his own words.

Troye Sivan; Day in the Life; Los Angeles

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John Hancock

"Halsey is always coming in and signing walls and stuff at radio stations with, like, this masterpiece drawing of her face. And I come in and print/write my name the same way I have since I was six."

Troye Sivan; Day in the Life; Los Angeles

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Like Father

"Biggest legend I know. Dad helping out and keeping me company on the road. Don't know what I'd do without him!"

Troye Sivan; Day in the Life; Los Angeles

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Record Time

"We sell signed vinyl at the shows every night. My penmanship is shameful, but that's OK."

Troye Sivan; Day in the Life; Los Angeles

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Soundchecking

"Soundcheck at the venue. Chances are we're doing a country/reggae version of one of my songs and having a good laugh."

Troye Sivan; Day in the Life; Los Angeles

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Troye Potter

"My brother texted me this photo. He was in a dollar store in Melbourne and found a knock-off Harry Potter costume with a photo of me when I was, like, 13 photoshopped onto Harry Potter's body. All perks of the job!"

Troye Sivan; Day in the Life; Los Angeles

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Dress You Up

"Minutes to go! Putting my in-ears in is normally when I get that first real rush of butterflies."

Troye Sivan; Day in the Life; Los Angeles

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Getting Pumped

"Someone told me that Bon Jovi does a workout right before he goes onstage, so now I like to do a solid nine push-ups before every show."

Troye Sivan; Day in the Life; Los Angeles

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Music for the Masses

"Crazy town. Photos like these are almost borderline strange for me to look at. I'd kill to show this to a younger version of myself."

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