Charles Otto Puth Jr. was born December 2, 1991, in Rumson, New Jersey, to Debra, a music teacher who also wrote commercials for HBO, and Charles Otto Puth Sr., a builder, and real estate agent. His father is Catholic and his mother is Jewish. He has two younger siblings, twins Stephen and Mikaela.
Puth is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His initial exposure came through the viral success of his song ‘See You Again’ videos uploaded to YouTube. In ‘See You Again’ track, he co-wrote, co-produced, and performed with Wiz Khalifa for the Furious 7 soundtrack as a tribute to Paul Walker. It peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for 12 non-consecutive weeks.
After the success of “See You Again”, he gained worldwide recognition for multiple subsequent releases, including his next single ‘One Call Away’, We Don’t Talk Any More’, which peaked at number 12 and number nine, respectively on the US Billboard Hot 100.
In 2017, he released two songs, “Attention” and “How Long”. Both were included in his second studio album, Voicenotes (2018), which was released to generally positive reviews from critics and peaked at number four on the Billboard 200.
Puth was bullied at school. He 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.”