Charlie Puth (born December 2, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter, arranger, and record producer. Puth gained popularity virally by posting his work to YouTube. Puth released two extended plays, The Otto Tunes (2010) andEgo (2013), as an independent artist. In 2015 he signed with Atlantic Records and released his debut single “Marvin Gaye“, which features guest vocals from Meghan Trainor. The single has been certified 2× Platinum in Australia, topped the charts in New Zealand, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, and peaked at number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Puth wrote, co-produced, and was featured on a song with Wiz Khalifa, “See You Again“, included in the Furious 7 soundtrack. On May 1, 2015, Puth released an EP, Some Type of Love. The pre-order for Puth’s debut studio album Nine Track Mind started on August 20, 2015 along with the second single One Call Away, and the album was released on January 29, 2016.
In September 2009, he started his own YouTube channel, entitled Charlies Vlogs, posting comedy videos and acoustic covers. In 2010, Puth released the music video of his first song, “These Are My Sexy Shades”. On December 10, he released hits debut extended play, The Otto Tunes, an independent release. In 2011, he won an online video competition with sponsored by Perez Hilton, the Can You Sing?, with a version of Adele‘s “Someone like You” he performed with Emily Luther. In the same year Ellen DeGeneres announced that she had signed Puth and Luther to her label, eleveneleven, after seeing the cover of Adele‘s “Someone like You“. Puth had performed the song on the show. In December 22, he released a promotional single, “Break Again”, with additional vocals of Emily Luther.The music video was released days later. On January 25, 2012, Puth and Luther performed the song and Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Puth also performed at an event supporting DKMS Delete Blood Cancer, the world’s largest bone marrow donor center, in October 2012.Puth left eleveneleven in late 2012.
On October 23, 2013, he released his second independent extended play, Ego, to streaming online. Puth was credited with the production and writing of songs and jingles for fellow YouTube personalities. He wrote the theme song for Shane Dawson‘s Shane and Friends podcast, the intro jingle for the videos of the Vloggerfamily the Shaytards, the original theme song for Charles Trippy’s vlog Internet Killed Television, and a song for the tour and movie of YouTube group Our 2nd Life, as well as several singles for Our 2nd Life member Ricky Dillon. In 2014 he released the promotional single “L.U.V.” The music video was directed by Andrew Vallentine In the same year, he co-wrote the song “Celebrate” to Pitbull‘s eighth studio album Globalization.
In early 2015, Puth signed with Atlantic and his previous records were removed from iTunes. In February 2015, Puth released his debut single “Marvin Gaye“, which features guest vocals from Meghan Trainor. The single has been certified 2× Platinum in Australia, topped the charts in New Zealand, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, and peaked at number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Puth wrote, co-produced, and was featured on a song with Wiz Khalifa, “See You Again“, a tribute to the late Paul Walker, included in the Furious 7soundtrack. While Khalifa wrote the rap lyrics, the rest of the song has been credited to Puth. The song peaked at number one on the Hot 100 chart for 12 non-consecutive weeks.”See You Again” was nominated for three Grammy Awards: Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media. It was also shortlisted for the Song of the Year for the BBC Music Awards and was nominated for theGolden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. He produced the song “Slow Motion” for Trey Songz and has arranged sessions withJason Derulo and Lil Wayne.
Puth starred as the Meghan Trainor‘s love interest in the music video of “Dear Future Husband“. In the synopsis, she meets Puth on the online dating service and he Puth comes to Trainor’s home with a carryout pizza, which succeeds in impressing Trainor. The video ends with Trainor smiling and inviting Puth into her home. On May 1, 2015, Puth released an five-songs extended play, Some Type of Love. In June 2015, he released the promotional single “Nothing but Trouble” with Lil Wayne, off the soundtrack to the documentary 808: The Movie. During 2015, Puth worked on several albums of other artists. He co-wrote and produced the “Broke” and “Pull Up” to o Jason Derulo‘s album Everything Is 4, co-wrote “Bombastic” to Bonnie McKee from the album with the same title, and produced “Working Class Heroes (Work)” to CeeLo Green‘s album Heart Blanche. The pre-order for Puth’s debut studio album Nine Track Mind started on August 20, 2015 along with the second single “One Call Away“. The song peaked at number 12 in the United States, 26 in the United Kingdom and 4 in Australia. As of February 2016, the song has sold 513,700 copies domestically. Puth released a remix for the song, entitled “One Call Away (Coast to Coast Mix)”, features American rappers Tyga and Ty Dolla Sign,country recording artist Brett Eldredge and Mexican singer Sofia Reyes.
His debut album, Nine Track Mind, was released on January 29, 2016. The album debuted at number three in the United Kingdom.
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