Giving truth to Memphis youth
By Savanna Hulbert (K.I.P.P.)
Musician Charlie Puth has another hit on his hands with “Marvin Gaye” featuring singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor.
A singer, songwriter and record producer, Puth became popular through YouTube. So far “Marvin Gaye” has topped the charts in New Zealand, as well as hitting the top 25 in the United States.
Previously Puth received recognition for writing and singing on Wiz Khalifa’s song “See You Again” which was featured on the Furious 7 soundtrack. The song, a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker charted in 26 countries.
Puth attended Boston’s Berklee College of Music and was signed to Ellen DeGeneres’ record label after she saw his cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You.”
Puth has since signed to Atlantic Records and also has released two independent albums: “The Otto Tunes” and “Ego.”
Puth has produced “Slow Motion” for Trey Songz and has arranged sessions with Jason Derulo, and Lil Wayne.
In May Puth released his EP, “Some Type of Love.” In an interview with Billboard Puth said, “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.”
In June Puth released “Nothing but Trouble” with Lil Wayne, off the soundtrack to the documentary “808: The Movie”. The singles “Nine Track Mind” and “One Call Away” singles debuted in August as a prelude to his official November album release.
Puth, a 1991 kid who got his start on YouTube, now has albums that have gained him fans around the world.
I’ve gained a love for Puth’s music, don’t sleep on Charlie Puth, he’s got great vocals.