13 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For many pop stars facing down their second album, “maturity” means dour confessionals, but Charlie Puth flips the script, bringing grown-up emotion to these easy-to-love grooves. On first listen to the nakedly romantic lyrics and bump-and-grind beats of Voicenotes, it may be hard to imagine that this is the same guy behind the peppy acoustic ballads and big-budget pop that filled his 2016 debut, Nine Track Mind. “Attention” is the steamy, bass-up-front strut designed to flip Puth’s public persona from grinning nice guy to wounded R&B player, and “Done for Me” seals the deal with its electro-funk duet with Kehlani. But it’s the album’s deeper cuts that really reveal Puth’s uncanny feel for classic soul music, including the harmony-rich Boyz II Men collab “If You Leave Me Now” and the throwback-disco rush of the Hall and Oates cowrite “Slow It Down.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

For many pop stars facing down their second album, “maturity” means dour confessionals, but Charlie Puth flips the script, bringing grown-up emotion to these easy-to-love grooves. On first listen to the nakedly romantic lyrics and bump-and-grind beats of Voicenotes, it may be hard to imagine that this is the same guy behind the peppy acoustic ballads and big-budget pop that filled his 2016 debut, Nine Track Mind. “Attention” is the steamy, bass-up-front strut designed to flip Puth’s public persona from grinning nice guy to wounded R&B player, and “Done for Me” seals the deal with its electro-funk duet with Kehlani. But it’s the album’s deeper cuts that really reveal Puth’s uncanny feel for classic soul music, including the harmony-rich Boyz II Men collab “If You Leave Me Now” and the throwback-disco rush of the Hall and Oates cowrite “Slow It Down.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.4K Ratings
1.4K Ratings
Ari Is My Nickname

Way better than his first album

Charlie seems to have more creative control with this album and his lyrics have gotten much more mature without becoming sexual. Long story short, the music is great, I love this new side of him, and can't wait for what's coming next!

HowtheBKdoesit

YEYEYEYEYEYEYE

This guy too good

Sophia's music

CHARLIE DID THAT!!!

This album is already going to be a bop!!

About Charlie Puth

American pop singer/songwriter Charlie Puth began his career with acoustic covers uploaded to YouTube. Ellen DeGeneres was an early supporter and she signed the Berklee College alum -- along with his duet partner, Emily Luther -- to her Warner Bros.-affiliated ElevenEleven label. Though nothing materialized from that deal, Puth eventually signed with Atlantic. In early 2015, he released his debut single, "Marvin Gaye," a duet with Meghan Trainor. Shortly thereafter, he gained greater exposure as the co-songwriter, pianist, and featured vocalist on Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," recorded as a tribute to actor Paul Walker for the soundtrack to Furious 7. The ballad reached number one in several territories, including the U.S., U.K., Germany, Australia, Italy, and Norway.

"I Won't Tell a Soul" was then released as his second proper solo single, with the EP Some Type of Love appearing in May 2015. However, promotion for "I Won't Tell a Soul" was scrapped as "Marvin Gaye" took off, reaching number one in the U.K. and New Zealand and going multi-platinum in the U.S. "One Call Away," the next single culled from Puth's eventual debut full-length, appeared in August 2015 and was also certified platinum. The full-length Nine Track Mind finally saw release in the last week of January 2016. The album peaked in the Top Ten of the charts in the U.S., U.K., France, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada and spawned another hit, this time with Selena Gomez, on the Top Ten "We Don't Talk Anymore." The single "Attention" followed in 2017, debuting in the Top Ten on Billboard's Hot 100. ~ Andy Kellman & Neil Z. Yeung

HOMETOWN
Rumson, NJ
GENRE
Pop
BORN
December 2, 1991

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