Stephen Puth

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Stephen Puth
Birth nameStephen Carl Puth[1]
Born (1994-04-13) April 13, 1994 (age 26)
OriginNew Jersey, U.S.
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
LabelsArista, Columbia
Associated actsCharlie Puth
Websitestephenputh.com

Stephen Carl Puth (born April 13, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter. He signed with Arista Records in 2018 and has released four singles, "Sexual Vibe," "Half Gone," "Look Away," and "Crying My Eyes Out." Puth began his career as a songwriter for other musicians. He is the younger brother of Charlie Puth.

Early life and education[edit]

Puth is from Rumson, New Jersey.[2][3] He is the son of Debra, a music teacher[2][4] who also wrote commercials for HBO,[5] and Charles Otto Puth Sr., a builder and real estate agent.[2] His father is Catholic[6] and his mother is Jewish.[7]

He studied history at Gettysburg College. During his last semester, his older brother, Charlie Puth suggested he write songs.[4] He took time off of school to work full-time in finance but discovered that despite enjoying his coworkers, he was not great at the job. He started an internship in Los Angeles at a record company where he used a music editing program and wrote songs for musicians.[8]

Career[edit]

Puth began his career as a songwriter and signed a publishing deal before being offered a record deal.[8] He has written songs for The Vamps, Pretty Much, Daniel Skye, Jack & Jack, and Stanaj.[5] Puth signed with Arista Records in 2018. He released his debut single, "Sexual Vibe" in December 2018.[9] Producer David Massey pushed Puth to try singing.[4] He released ballad "Half Gone" on March 1, 2019.[10] The music video for the song, which was inspired by his brother, was released in early March 2019. He released the pop song, "Look Away" on June 14, 2019,[2] with the music video following on June 26. The video was directed by Jason Lester and was filmed in a desert outside of Los Angeles.[5] The song was the first he had co-written with his brother.[2][9][11] Puth was the opening act for Astrid S in Los Angeles and New York.[5]

Artistry[edit]

Growing up, Puth was a fan of Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Otis Redding, and Bill Withers. He was classically trained on the piano and taught himself how to play guitar.[5]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Sexual Vibe" (2018)
  • "Half Gone" (2019)
  • "Look Away" (2019)
  • "Crying My Eyes Out" (2019)
  • "Watching You Walk Away" (2020)
  • "Whose Arms" (2020)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.ascap.com/repertory#ace/work/896707610
  2. ^ a b c d e Hyman, Miranda (2019-06-26). "Stephen Puth on "Look Away" and How Brother Charlie Puth Pushed Him to Be a Better Songwriter [Q&A]". Ones to Watch. Retrieved 2019-08-22. Cite error: The named reference ":0" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ Li, Emma. "Stephen Puth Takes A Trip Down Memory Lane With 'Half Gone'". VMan. March 1, 2019. Retrieved August 27, 2019. "Singer, songwriter, and musician Stephen Puth grew up in Rumson, New Jersey where he immersed himself in piano and classic rock at a young age."
  4. ^ a b c "How blossoming N.J. star Charlie Puth became pop's ascendant hit-maker". NJ.com. Retrieved August 21, 2016. Cite error: The named reference ":1" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  5. ^ a b c d e "How Charlie Puth dealt with school bullies and the negative side of fame". The Independent. January 29, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2016. Cite error: The named reference ":2" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  6. ^ Copsey, Rob (August 4, 2015). "Charlie Puth interview: "It took years to become an overnight success"". OfficialCharts.com.
  7. ^ Goodman, Jessica (December 10, 2015). "Charlie Puth & Wiz Khalifa are going to look 'fly as f-' at the Grammys". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Dunn, Lindsay (2019-01-21). "Stephen Puth makes the jump from history major to pop singer". City News. Toronto. Retrieved 2019-08-22.
  9. ^ a b Fernando, Madeleine (2019-06-26). "Stephen Puth Drops Moody Video For 'Look Away,' Written With Brother Charlie Puth: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-08-22.
  10. ^ Weatherby, Taylor (2019-03-01). "Stephen Puth Experiences the Ups and Downs of Love in 'Half Gone' Video: Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-08-22.
  11. ^ Krause, Ryan Killian (2019-06-14). "Stephen Puth: New Star Sibling on the Block". L'Officiel. Retrieved 2019-08-22.

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