Charles Otto Puth Jr. who is better known as Charlie Puth, is an American singer, record producer, and songwriter. He initially rose to the limelight when his song videos which he posted on YouTube became a hit.
What Is the Net Worth of Charlie Puth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Puth has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
Charles Otto Puth Jr. was born in Rumson, New Jersey, on December 2, 1991. He is the son of Debra and Charles Otto Puth Sr. His mother is a music teacher and she also wrote commercials for HBO whereas his father is a builder and real estate agent. Puth has 2 siblings who are younger than him: twins Stephen and Mikaela.
When he was just two years old, his right eyebrow was scarred forever in an almost deadly dog-bite incident.
When he was 4, his mother first started teaching him classical music and also the piano. At the age of 10, Puth began taking jazz lessons and when he was 12, he took part in a summer youth jazz ensemble at Count Basie Theatre’s Cool School in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Later, The Count Basie Theatre hired him to play in a Charlie Brown production. When he was in sixth grade, he headed door to door to sell a Christmas album titled Have a Very Charlie Christmas which was both recorded and produced by him and that album generated a sale of $600.
Puth went to the Holy Cross School, Rumson, and Forrestdale Middle School. In 2010, he graduated from the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.
He went to Manhattan School of Music Pre-College during his seventh grade to senior years with a jazz piano as major and classical studies as a minor. In 2013 he completed his graduation from the Berklee College of Music, and there he majored in music production and engineering.
Puth was bullied during his school days. In a statement, he has stated, “They would team up against me so bad and they would kick me in a place that wouldn’t feel fantastic and I would need to throw up and they would then say I was pretending to throw up.”
On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Puth said he went through a nervous breakdown by “just being overworked—and I’m in my head a lot and that, in combination with jetlag and, you know, the self-realization that I am getting more famous and my privacy goes out the window pretty much every day—it’s just not what I’m used to, and I don’t think I’m ever going to be used to it, and my therapy is to just put a melody to it and sing it.”
Since 2017, Puth has partnered with clothing brand Hollister Co.
Puth has also said that Justin Bieber’s “viral leap into superstardom as a result of YouTube” encouraged him to follow in his footsteps.
Puth began his own YouTube channel in September 2009, titled Charlies Vlogs where he used to post comedy videos and acoustic covers.
The following year, he launched the music video of his debut song entitled “These Are My Sexy Shades”. In December of the same year, he rolled out his debut extended play titled “The Otto Tunes”, which was an independent launch.
Puth gained victory in an online video competition in 2011 which was sponsored by Perez Hilton, “Can You Sing?” with an edition of “Someone like You” by Adele, in which he gave a performance alongside Emily Luther.
Ellen DeGeneres declared in 2011 that Puth and Luther have been signed for her label entitled eleveneleven, following their performance on Adele’s “Someone like You”. The song was performed by Puth and Luther on the show.
Puth launched a promotional single in December 2012 entitled “Break Again”, with Emily Luther providing additional vocals, and days later, the music video came out. In January 2012, the song was performed by him and Luther and the duo also performed Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
In October 2012, he performed at an event that was organized supporting DKMS Delete Blood Cancer which is the largest bone marrow donor center in the world. In Late 2012, he departed eleveneleven.
He worked on many albums of other artists during 2015. Puth served as the co-writer and producer for the “Broke” and “Pull Up” for the album entitled “Everything Is 4” for Jason Derulo.
He also co-wrote “Bombastic” alongside Bonnie McKee from the album of the same name, and also served as the producer for “Working Class Heroes (Work)” on CeeLo Green’s album entitled Heart Blanche.
On August 20, 2015, pre-orders started for his debut studio album titled “Nine Track Mind”, including the second single “One Call Away”. This song ranked number 12 in the U.S., peaked at 26 in the U.K. whereas it peaked at four in Australia.
Nearly 513,700 copies have been sold for the song as of February 2016 domestically. He also rolled out a remix for the song, titled “One Call Away (Coast to Coast Mix)”, in which rappers Tyga and Ty Dolla Sign, country recording artist Brett Eldredge and Mexican singer Sofia Reyes made appearances.
On January 29, 2016, Puth’s debut album entitled “Nine Track Mind” came out and the album became successful with topping at number 3 in the U.K.
The album ranked number six on the Billboard 200 and gathered a score of 37 out of 100 on Metacritic, making it the fifteenth worst-reviewed album on the site. In March 2016, he set out his first live concert, “Nine Track Mind Tour”.
He became the first-ever musician who signed a pact with Deutsch Music which is a subsidiary of Deutsch Inc. in 2016.
A remix version of 5 Seconds of Summer song titled “Easier” (the original version of which was also co-written and produced by Puth) came out on 13 August 2019.
Just about a week later, he rolled out a single entitled “I Warned Myself” and in September of the same year he released another single titled “Mother”. On 1 October 2019, another single titled “Cheating on You”, came out.
Later, in an interview with Zane Lowe, he made the revelation that he “didn’t really like any of the music” which was released by him in 2019. Speaking about the singles, he said “I felt like I was kind of pretending to be a cool guy”.
He made appearances on a remix of Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” on April 17, 2020, and also gave a performance on the song live with her at the 54th Annual Country Music Association Awards.
The next day, he gave a performance on a song entitled “Sick”, which was created amidst the coronavirus pandemic. He also featured in a remix version of Sasha Sloan’s “Is It Just Me?” in November 2020.
He rolled out a song alongside Elton John entitled “After All” on September 22, 2021, as a part of John’s album titled “The Lockdown Sessions”. “Light Switch” which is the first single of his third studio album entitled “Charlie” on January 20, 2022, is due out later this year.
In 2015 and 2016, his song “See You Again” brought him several awards including Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Song Award, Best Song Award, Best Collaboration, Top Rap Song, and others.
He also won an award for International Rising Star of the Year in 2016 and the following year he won an award for International Artist of the Year. In 2018, he won an award for Best Pop Artist at MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards.
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