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The movie adaptation of John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars may not be out yet, but its unofficial theme song is already a huge hit.

Named after the novel, the song was written and performed by YouTube celebrity Troye Sivan, and recently went platinum in his home country of Australia.

Tying in with The Fault In Our Stars’ story of a teenager with terminal cancer, Troye’s music video was filmed in the oncology ward at his local children’s hospital. When the video began to go viral among TFIOS’s many fans, he decided to donate all the song’s profits to the cancer ward.

 

This may sound like a classic case of “so famous you’ve never heard of him,” but it’s actually not all that surprising that Troye could make a song go platinum. The 18-year-old actor and vlogger has about 1.8 million YouTube subscribers, making him one of the most popular vloggers in Australia, and as we already know, John Green’s worldwide fanbase is not to be trifled with.

 

Screencap via TroyeSivan/YouTube

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor