Charlie Puth is one of the world’s most popular and successful singers, songwriters, and record producers. His popular YouTube videos and collaboration with Wiz Khalifa on the smash song “See You Again” for the Furious 7 soundtrack helped him gain notoriety. As of 2023, Charlie Puth’s net worth is around $30 million. This content will explore his life story, achievements, relationships, and plans.
Early Life and Education
Charles Otto Puth Jr. was born on December 2, 1991, in Rumson, New Jersey, to Debra and Charles Puth Sr. He has two younger siblings, twins Stephen and Mikaela. His father is a Catholic, and his mother is a Jewish music teacher who also wrote commercials for HBO. Puth was bitten by a dog when he was two years old, which left a permanent scar on his right eyebrow.
Charlie Puth was interested in music from a young age and learned to play the piano from his mother at age four. He started learning jazz at the age of 10, and at the Count Basie Theatre’s Cool School in Red Bank, New Jersey, he joined a summer youth jazz band at 12. He attended Holy Cross School, Rumson Country Day School, and Forrestdale Middle School in Rumson. He graduated from the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School in 2010.
Puth then enrolled at Boston’s Berklee College of Music to pursue a music engineering and production degree. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2013.
Charlie Puth Career
Charlie Puth started his career by uploading his original songs and covers to YouTube under the username “Charlie’s Vlogs” in 2009. He gained popularity through his acoustic versions of popular songs such as “Someone Like You” by Adele and “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum. He also created his comedy videos and sketches.
He won a Perez Hilton-sponsored online video contest 2011 by singing a duet on Emily Luther’s rendition of Adele’s “Someone Like You.” They were signed to Ellen DeGeneres’ record company, Eleven, after Ellen DeGeneres saw their video and asked them to play on her show. However, they parted ways with the label after releasing only one, “Break Again.”
2013, Charlie Puth signed with Atlantic Records and Artist Partner Group after impressing them with his songwriting skills. He co-wrote and produced songs for musicians including Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Trey Songz, Pitbull, Lil Wayne, and Selena Gomez.
His first single, “Marvin Gaye,” which features Meghan Trainor, was released in 2015. The song succeeded commercially, reaching number one in several countries, including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland. It also peaked at number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Later that year, he collaborated with Wiz Khalifa on the song “See You Again” for the Furious 7 soundtrack. The song remembered the late Paul Walker, an actor who perished in a car accident in 2013. The song became a global phenomenon, topping the charts in over 90 countries and breaking several records. It became the second best-selling song of 2015 worldwide and the most-streamed track ever on Spotify. It also received three Grammy nominations for Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Song Written for Visual Media. It also earned Puth his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song.
In 2016, Puth released his debut studio album, Nine Track Mind, which featured the singles “One Call Away,” “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (featuring Selena Gomez), and “Dangerously.” Although the album’s reviews from critics were not unanimous, it was a commercial success, selling more than two million copies globally.
In 2017, he released two singles from his second studio album Voicenotes: “Attention” and “How Long.” Both songs were well-received by critics and fans alike and became top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. They also earned him two more Grammy nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
In 2018, he released Voicenotes, which was praised for its mature sound and production quality. The album sold over a million copies worldwide and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 list. It also featured collaborations with Kehlani, James Taylor, Boyz II Men, and G-Eazy.
His third studio album, Charlie, which demonstrated his artistic range, was released in 2022. The album included the singles “Light Switch” and “Left and Right” (featuring Jungkook of BTS ), both of which were certified platinum and gold, respectively, by the RIAA. Both critics and consumers gave positive reviews of the album.
Charlie Puth has been linked to several celebrities in the past, such as Meghan Trainor, Selena Gomez, Bella Thorne, and Halston Sage. However, he has never confirmed any of these rumors and has stated that he prefers to keep his personal life private.
As of 2023, Charlie Puth is reportedly single and focusing on his music career. He also desires to find a long-term partner who shares his passion for music and understands his busy schedule.
Age, Height, and Weight
Charlie Puth is 31 years old as of 2023. He was born on December 2, 1991. He is tall, 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm), and weighs around 74 kg (163 lbs).
Awards and Achievements
Charlie Puth has won several awards and accolades for his music career, such as:
- Two Billboard Music Awards for Top Hot 100 Song and Top Rap Song for “See You Again” in 2016
- Two Teen Choice Awards for Choice Collaboration and Choice Song from a Movie or TV Show for “See You Again” in 2015
- One American Music Award for Collaboration of the Year for “See You Again” in 2015
- One iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Lyrics for “See You Again” in 2016
- One Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Song – Feature Film for “See You Again” in 2015
- One BMI Pop Award for Songwriter of the Year in 2016
- One BMI Film & TV Award for Most Performed Song from a Film for “See You Again” in 2016
- One YouTube Diamond Play Button for surpassing 10 million subscribers on his channel in 2018
Charlie Puth has stated that he wants to continue making music that connects with people and inspires them. He also wants to explore different genres and styles of music and collaborate with more artists from different backgrounds and cultures. He has also expressed his interest in acting and directing in the future.
Puth is also involved in various philanthropic causes, such as supporting education, health, environment, and social justice. He has donated to Pencils of Promise, UNICEF, MusiCares, Save the Children, and The Trevor Project. He has also performed at various charity events and concerts, such as Live Earth, We Day, Global Citizen Festival, and One Love Manchester.
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