Charlie Puth rose to stardom on the back of his popular YouTube channel, where he posted songs and vlogs for the enjoyment of his loyal following. Now, he’s continuing his rise to the top with a multiplatinum recording career. His collaboration with Wiz Kalifa on the Fast and the Furious 7 track, “See You Again,” earned him three Grammy nominations, as well as numerous other awards and nominations. In 2016, he released his debut full-length, Nine-Track Mind, featuring the singles “Marvin Gaye” and “One Call Away.” Read on to find out more about Charlie Puth, and check back soon for part two.
Number Fifteen: Charlie Puth Wrote Jingles for YouTubers
As part of the YouTube community, Puth is friends with a lot of other video creators. He often collaborated with them, writing jingles for them to use in their own videos. Early vlogs from Charles Trippy and Shay Carl, as well as Shane Dawson’s podcast, feature Puth’s work.
Number Fourteen: He Won a Contest Sponsored by Perez Hilton
Puth recorded a cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You” for the Can You Sing? competition. He won and got to perform the song on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Number Thirteen: He Had a Record Deal Before His Current One
In 2011, he was signed to Ellen DeGeneres’ eleveneleven label and released a single called “Break Again.” However, in 2012 he left the label before ever releasing an album or EP. His next EP would be released independently.
Number Twelve: He Appeared in a Meghan Trainor Video
Before locking lips with the songstress during the American Music Awards, Charlie Puth appeared in Trainor’s video for “Dear Future Husband.” He played her dating site love interest.
Number Eleven: His Scar is from a Dog Attack
One of the most noticeable features of Puth’s face is the scar across his eyebrow. The scar came from being near-fatally attacked by a dog at the age of two.
Number Ten: He is a Classically Trained Pianist
Charlie Puth spent five years enrolled in a pre-college program at Manhattan School of Music and went to Berkley College of Music on a full-scholarship. With a pedigree like that, he was destined for stardom.
Number Nine: He Has Perfect Pitch
In interviews, Puth has said that he has perfect pitch, which gives him the ability to hear a note and name it without having a reference point. He can also sing that named note perfectly, apparently. Check back soon for part two of our list of 15 interesting facts about Charlie Puth.