Charlie Puth (born December 2, 1991) is an American singer and songwriter. He gained popularity through YouTube. He is best known for writing and singing on Wiz Khalifa's single "See You Again", taken from the Furious 7 soundtrack, as a tribute to the late Paul Walker. The song became a huge success, peaking at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. "See You Again" also topped the charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, Canada, Germany, Italy, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and peaked within the top ten of the charts in the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Chile and France. Puth has since released his first single called "Marvin Gaye", featuring guest vocals by Meghan Trainor. "Marvin Gaye" topped the chart New Zealand and also reached the top 10 in Australia
2009–14: Early beginnings
Puth is from Rumson, New Jersey. His father is of German and Hungarian descent and his mother is Ashkenazi Jewish. Puth joined YouTube in September 2009 and began to post his own acoustic covers. He is also an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music, from which he graduated in 2013. In October 2011, Ellen DeGeneres announced that she had signed Charlie Puth and Emily Luther to her label after seeing their cover of Adele's "Someone Like You". Puth and Luther performed the song on the show. On January 25, 2012, they came back to The Ellen DeGeneres Show and performed Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" and an original written by Puth titled "Break Again" (co-written with Robert Gillies). Charlie has since left eleveneleven and signed with Atlantic Records. He has been released two independent-albums on iTunes called "Ego" (2013) and "The Otto Tunes" (2010). But later removed after he was signed by Atlantic Records and the albums only available on Spotify.
Puth has produced and written many songs and Jingles for fellow YouTuber creators. He wrote the theme song for Shane Dawson's 'Shane and Friends' Podcast, the intro jingle for the videos of the Vlogger Family the Shaytards, the original theme song for Charles Trippy's vlog "Internet Killed Television", a song for the YouTube collab channel/group Our 2nd Life's tour and movie, as well as several singles for Our 2nd Life member Ricky Dillon.
2015–present: Debut single and album
In February 2015, Puth released his debut single "Marvin Gaye"; the song features vocals from Meghan Trainor. He features on a song with Wiz Khalifa titled "See You Again", which features on the Furious 7 soundtrack which went to number one on the Hot 100 making his first entry, first top 10 and first number-one single on the chart. He produced the song "Slow Motion" for Trey Songz and has arranged sessions with Jason Derulo and Lil Wayne. In an interview with Billboard, Puth explains the vibe he wanted for his upcoming EP. "I listened to a lot of Marvin Gaye and Motown Records. When I was making my record, I just wanted to make this soulful sound. When Marvin Gaye made his music, he evoked this feeling that would reach everybody. Now, my record is also actually a musical assistance record." In June 2015, he released "Nothing But Trouble" with Lil Wayne, off the soundtrack to the documentary 808.
Puth was born on December 2, 1991 to parents Charles and Debra Puth. He was raised in Rumson, New Jersey and Graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School in 2010 He has a brother, Stephen, and a sister, Mikaela. Stephen and Mikaela are twins and both attend college in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2013 and now lives in Los Angeles. His unique set of eyebrows have raised questions from fans, wondering why his eyebrows appear the way they do, and he tweeted that he nearly died from a childhood incident due to head trauma. He revealed that his right "eyebrow is permanently like that" because it has scarring left from a dog bite from when he was two years old.