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Music / Charlie Puth

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Charles Otto Puth Jr. (born December 2, 1991), better known by his stage name Charlie Puth, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. His debut single "See You Again" was released in 2015 and peaked at number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks.


  • Nine Track Mind (2016)
  • Voicenotes (2018)
  • Charlie (2022)


Tropes include:

  • Attention Whore: "Attention" is about him calling out one of these, talking about how she doesn't care about his feelings and only wants him to pay attention to her.
  • Bowdlerise: Nickelodeon's online/New York radio station "Nick Radio" edits "We Don't Talk Anymore" in an attempt to remove "I overdosed", however the editing is quite sloppy, making the line "I over (sudden cut) should've known your love was a game..."
  • Celebrity Elegy: "See You Again", which featured him, was one to the late Paul Walker.
  • Drugs Are Bad: He used to be an avid pot smoker, having taken up the habit after working with pot enthusiast Wiz Khalifa. He quit in early 2018 after a six-hour cannabis bender made him almost deathly ill.
  • Everything Is an Instrument: "Light Switch" features the sound of, well, a light switch, in its chorus.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Whilst he started out quite tame, Puth has developed a reputation of being one of the most willing Mr. Fanservice's in the music industry thanks to his social media presence where he enjoys posting pictures of himself not wearing much at all. Curiously, he seems to do this as much for the Male Gaze as he does the Female Gaze.
  • Poor Communication Kills: "We Don't Talk Anymore"; both singers assume that the other has moved on from their relationship and is happy with their life, not knowing that the opposite is true because, well, they don't talk anymore.
  • Singer Namedrop: Repeatedly in "Charlie Be Quiet".
  • Stringing the Hopeless Suitor Along: "Attention" is about he's trying to move on from an ex, but she follows him around just to prevent him from moving on. This song provides the trope's page quote.
  • Suddenly Shouting: Happens a lot in "Charlie Be Quiet".
  • Telephone Song: In "One Call Away", he assures his lover he'll be there if she calls.


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Emmys 2024 In Memoriam Montage

The Emmys say goodbye to those lost in 2023 to the sound of Charlie Puth and the theme from Friends

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