Manage episode 309792725 series 3040996
Charlie Puth is a 29-year-old singer/songwriter/producer who hails from New Jersey.
Charlie graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2013 but he really started creating waves on YouTube, so much so that he got invited to perform on the Ellen Degeneres show, which is what led him to signing his first record deal.
From there, the ball was rolling, Charlie started writing for other artists and got featured on tracks with artists like Lil Wayne and Cody Simpson.
In 2016 he released his debut album Nine Track Mind with chart topping singles like Marvin Gaye which featured Meghan Trainor also One Call Away and We Don’t Talk Anymore with Selena Gomez.
That’s a pretty good start but it was just the beginning because he then co-wrote and sang on one of the biggest songs of the last decade called See You Again. The song featured rap star Wiz Khalifa and was written for the Fast and the Furious 7 soundtrack, a tribute to Paul Walker. The tune spent a phenomenal 12-weeks at number one and the video for the song was, for a long time, the most popular video on YouTube, it is now at number 4 with almost 5 billion views. The song also earned Charlie 3 Grammy nominations and many AMA’s and MTV VMA’s and Teen Choice Awards, we could go on but you get it, it’s a generational song.
From there, Charlie released his second album in 2018 called Voice Notes which you’ll hear about in this interview. The album was nominated for a Grammy and spawned hits like How Long and Attention which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Charlie Puth is a mega star and you’ll discover that he’s not just a singer/songwriter but a producer and a musical phenomenon.