Charles Otto Puth Jr. ( born December 2, 1991) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. His initial exposure came through the viral success of his song videos uploaded to YouTube. Puth signed with the record label eleveneleven in 2011 after performing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, while songwriting and producing material for other artists.
Puth eventually signed to Atlantic Records and Artist Partner Group and released his debut single, "Marvin Gaye" (featuring Meghan Trainor), in 2015. Later that year, he was featured on the single "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa, which peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for 12 non-consecutive weeks, was certified 11× Platinum by the RIAA, and earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song nomination, along with three nominations at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, including one for Song of the Year.
Puth's debut studio album, Nine Track Mind, was released in 2016 to moderate commercial success and generally negative critical reception; it reached the top 10 in the US and UK. The album's third single, "We Don't Talk Anymore" (featuring Selena Gomez), peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. His next, "Voicenotes" (2018), was generally received positively by critics and considered an improvement upon Puth's debut. The album peaked at number four in the US and was nominated for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Its lead single, "Attention", reached the top five in the US and was certified 6× Platinum by the RIAA.
Puth's third studio album, Charlie, was released in 2022. It was preceded by the singles "Light Switch" and "Left and Right" (featuring Jungkook), both of which reached the top 30 of the Hot 100 and were certified platinum and gold, respectively, by the RIAA.