Charlie attended and performed at the Samsung 2016 SUHD TV Spring Launch Event on April 12th. You can check out high quality photos from the event in the gallery!
Charlie visited SiriusXM on April 7th. I have updated the gallery with high quality photos from his appearance!
CAPITAL PRIDE – Washington, D.C., April 6, 2016 – Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and record producer, Meghan Trainor, will be one of the headliners at the 2016 Capital Pride Concert presented by HOT 99.5 PRIDE Radio. Also performing as a headliner will be award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and record producer, Charlie Puth. The Capital Pride Concert will be held on Sunday, June 12, beginning at 1:00 PM on America’s Main Street, Pennsylvania Ave. at 3rd St., in tandem with the Capital Pride Festival presented by Live! Casino, which begins at 12:00 noon.
Megan Trainor began writing music and performing at an early age and in 2004, at the age of 11, stated her desire to become a recording artist. She hasn’t stopped since, and in 2014, she released her hit single, “All About That Bass.” The video was a viral sensation, and the song spent eight weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Her official debut album Title was released in 2015. Trainor’s music is influenced by the 50s and 60s era, and includes themes that touch upon body image and empowerment. Trainor built a rapid and loyal following, known as Megatrons. The tremendous popularity of Title led to Trainor winning the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Her second studio album, Thank You, will be released in May.
Charlie Puth is a multi-talented, award-winning vocalist, musician, producer, and songwriter. Puth began his career as a popular YouTube personality. After he arrived in Los Angles in 2014, he was quickly signed by Atlantic Records. Puth co-wrote, co-produced, and was featured on Wiz Khalifa’s Furious 7 ballad, “See You Again,” a certified multi-platinum song, with the YouTube video reaching one billion views. In 2015, Puth released his debut studio single “Marvin Gaye,” featuring guest vocals from Meghan Trainor, which became Double Platinum. Puth’s debut album Nine Track Mind was released in January 2016, and has received worldwide accolades, including a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Original Song.” Puth received three 2016 Grammy nominations, including one in the “Song of the Year” category that recognizes outstanding songwriters. Puth is currently on a national live concert tour.
“The 2016 Capital Pride Festival and Capital Pride Concert will be remembered as one of the best on record. We will have more exciting entertainment than ever, and expect more exhibitors and attendees than ever,” said Ryan Bos, Executive Director of the Capital Pride Alliance. “We’re excited for everyone to cap off the 2016 Celebration of Pride In The Nation’s Capital presented by Hilton, on Sunday, June 12th at the Festival and Concert!”
The Capital Pride Concert is being a presented by HOT 99.5. “We are proud to join with Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, as well as more exciting performers yet to be announced to ‘Make Magic Happen’ in the Nation’s Capital! This is sure to be an awesome weekend full of great music and lots of fun!” said Tommy Chuck, Program Director, HOT 99.5.
For the second year in a row, the Capital Pride Festival is being presented by Live! Casino. “Live! Casino is proud to once again serve as a Presidential Sponsor and the Presenting Sponsor for the annual Pride Street Festival,” said Mario Maesano, Senior Vice President, Live! Casino. “It’s an honor for us to partner with such a worthy organization, and do our part to promote and celebrate the diversity of the LGBTA community.”
The annual Capital Pride Festival and Capital Pride Concert draw over 250,000 attendees, and take place on Pennsylvania Avenue with the United States Capitol as the event backdrop. There are more than 200 exhibitors, three music stages, beverage gardens, a family zone, and numerous food options. Among the more than 65 Pride Sponsors, many will have booths representing everything from local community groups and organizations, to national and international corporations, from Whitman-Walker Health and the Human Rights Campaign, to Marriott, Microsoft, and Wells Fargo.
For more information on the Capital Pride Festival presented by Live! Casino and Capital Pride Concert presented by HOT 99.5, and the complete schedule of events during the 2016 Celebration of Pride In The Nation’s Capital presented by Hilton, visit the Capital Pride website at www.capitalpride.org, or contact Peter Morgan at (202) 719-5304, Ext. 703.
Elvis Duran hosted a private lunch with Charlie Puth at Belle Reve earlier today in New York City. You can check out three high quality photos from the lunch in our gallery.
Charlie visited the ‘The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show‘ at Z100 Studio this morning in New York City. You can check out high quality photos from his appearance in the gallery!
I got the chance to attend to Charlie’s concert last night in Washington D.C. at U Street Music Hall. I also got a chance to meet Charlie before the show. He is so sweet and kind. He made a welcome video for the site which you can watch below and on the sidebar! 🙂 I’ve added some concert videos I took from the show below and you can check out some photos I took at the show! If you attended any date so far and want to donate your photos, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name (for credit), date, and city!
BALTIMORE SUN – Top 40 radio fans might not know Charlie Puth by name.
But chances are good they know the 24-year-old’s wistful falsetto, thanks to his scene-stealing feature on Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” a surprise, quadruple-platinum hit from last year’s “Furious 7” soundtrack. The single hit No. 1 all around the world, topped the Billboard singles chart for a dozen weeks and earned more than 1.5 billion views on YouTube. In the process, Puth’s star rose.
More than a year after the song’s release, Puth — who headlines Rams Head Live on Saturday — still hears stories from fans about its lasting impact.
“I met a kid today whose dad passed away, and he sang it at his funeral. That’s the most touching thing I’ve ever heard,” Puth said on the phone last week as his tour bus traveled through Louisville, Ky. “Everybody puts their own special spin onto it.”
Fame for Puth — who released his debut full-length album, “Nine Track Mind,” in January — is still new. Like other artists his age, Puth utilized YouTube early on, posting acoustic cover songs like Adele’s “Someone Like You,” which caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres. After performing on her talk show, Puth’s profile grew, leading the New Jersey native to sign with Atlantic Records.
Puth’s first single, the oversexed “Marvin Gaye” featuring Meghan Trainor, and “See You Again” proved Puth a capable collaborator with pop singers and rappers alike. The key to a fruitful collaboration, he said, is to add just enough of his personal touch to the other artist’s sound.
“If I’m working with someone who has more of a rock background and I don’t have a rock background, I’ll not totally impose [all of] my jazz knowledge on there,” Puth, who graduated from Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 2013, said. “I’ll just throw it in a little bit, because [I] don’t want to make a jazz record or a hip-hop record if I’m working with Nickelback or something.”
Puth has taken to working with rappers. Along with Wiz, Puth has songs with Lil Wayne (“Nothing But Trouble”), Wale (“Marvin Gaye (Remix)”) and Tyga (“One Call Away (Remix)”). Puth said he’s eager to find common ground with hip-hop artists early on, so he’ll break the ice by sharing some of his rap knowledge, like mentioning his love of the legendary producer J Dilla.
More than anything else, Puth said he appreciates the ability of many rappers to figure out lyrics and vocal melodies on the spot. It’s a process he often applies to his own writing because, more often than not, initial ideas are the ones that stick.
“I love working with these guys in the studio,” he said. “They just go right to the mic, have the track and spit whatever comes to mind. … The first thing is probably the best thing.”
While Puth’s songs typically incorporate modern production touches and contemporary artists, he also has a knack for old-fashioned ballads. Puth knows how specific chord changes resonate with listeners, and how their timing can create captivating moments.
When asked what quality all great ballads share, Puth perked up, unable to suppress the studied music pupil still inside a burgeoning pop star.
“Ahh, the power of the ballad? Like when David Foster, one of my idols, would write stuff like ‘All by Myself’ with a crazy modulation of four steps that you never saw coming when the last chorus comes in?” Puth said, voice slightly rising. “That stuff is chill inducing. You can never beat a power ballad.”
Puth remains on tour for the majority of the year, but that hasn’t slowed down his writing. The day “Nine Track Mind” came out, he was already working on new songs for himself and other artists. Rather than describe the direction of the material, Puth offered clues through his personal playlist.
“I’ll let you kind of figure it out from what I’ve been listening to — a lot of Majid Jordan. A lot of Simon and Garfunkel,” he said. “Anything that is that mixture.”
It doesn’t take a music historian to realize the mixture he’s describing does not yet exist. The former is a relatively new Canadian R&B duo with a house streak and a Drake co-sign. The latter is one of folk’s greatest songwriting teams. For Puth, the challenge — and the triumph — is proving even the most left-field juxtapositions can work.
“That’s the best type of record — the record that tricks the brain,” he said.