Charlie Puth: Rumson’s Pop Prodigy

New Jersey Monthly January 2016

Charlie Puth had a really good 2015. First, there was the runaway success of “See You Again,” the 24-year-old Rumson native’s breakout single with rapper Wiz Khalifa. The hip-hop ballad charted at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from April through July. Puth’s EP, Some Type of Love, came out in May. He starred in a Fiat Chrysler commercial and bought a new home in the Hollywood Hills. And in November, when Puth locked lips with pop star Meghan Trainor during their performance of his song “Marvin Gaye” at the American Music Awards, Twitter exploded with speculation about the couple. Puth quickly tamped down the rumors: “Before it begins….we are just friends,” he tweeted. A few weeks later, “See You Again” was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year.

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