Charlie Puth is an American pop musician whose smooth vocals and catchy melodies have made him a multi-platinum star.
Puth was born and raised in Rumson, New Jersey, where he took an interest in music at a young age. In sixth grade, Puth recorded and sold his own Christmas album. Puth studied jazz piano at the Manhattan School of Music through his teenage years, and went on to Berklee College of Music. During his time there, Puth’s YouTube videos were discovered by Ellen DeGeneres, who invited him to perform on her show, though the performance did not yield any recording contracts. Puth graduated from Berklee in 2013 with a degree in songwriting and music production, and continued to write and self-release material.
While working on his own music, Puth penned songs for the likes of Pitbull and Bonnie McKee, before finally securing a deal with Atlantic in 2015. “Marvin Gaye,” featuring Meghan Trainor, was an immediate success, and quickly rose to multi-platinum status. A month later, Puth appeared on “See You Again,” a tribute to actor Paul Walker, alongside Wiz Khalifa. That single went number one in dozens of countries.
Puth followed up these successful Some Type of Love, a four-track EP, and the multi-platinum single “One Call Away,” which was nominated for three Grammys, including Song of the Year. In 2015, Puth also co-wrote songs for the likes of Jason Derulo, Trey Songz, and Cee Lo Green.
In 2016, Puth released his first full-length album, Nine Track Mind, which reached number six on the Billboard 200 and featured the hugely successful duet, “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” with Selena Gomez. He continued to release catchy, popular singles such as “Attention,” and “How Long,” while writing hits for Zara Larsson, Liam Payne, and Maroon 5. Puth’s second album, Voicenotes, was released in May 2018 to commercial and critical success. Puth performs live shows regularly, and is often booked for corporate entertainment events and private parties.