Singer-songwriter Charlie Puth has garnered a lot of attention in the past two years, so it only makes sense he was the first artist to be announced for next summer’s concert series at the Lake Tahoe Outdoors Arena at Harveys.
Puth will appear appear at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, with special guest Hailee Steinfeld when his Voicenotes Tour stops in Tahoe.
New Jersey-born multiple GRAMMY Award-nominated multiplatinum artist, songwriter and producer Puth, 26, catapulted to superstardom in 2016 at light speed. He maintained this perpetual motion with the 2017 single “Attention,” which he appropriately wrote and produced on a Japanese bullet train. Following the song’s debut at a groundbreaking Los Angeles music exhibit dubbed #THEATTENTIONROOM, critical applause exploded, with The New York Times proclaiming it “a savage takedown rendered in pinpoint 1980s soft-soul haze smacked hard by glossy funk.” The song cracked 3 million Spotify streams in just a week, and its music video racked up more than 3 million views in under 24 hours.
Puth’s RIAA platinum-certified first album “Nine Track Mind” made a remarkable chart debut upon its 2016 release, hitting No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums Chart, fueled by the 2x RIAA platinum certified top 40 smashes, “One Call Away” and “Marvin Gaye (featuring Meghan Trainor),” as well as the platinum-certified “We Don’t Talk Anymore (featuring Selena Gomez).” A worldwide phenomenon, the album reached No. 1 on iTunes charts in 28 countries around the globe.
Innovation has defined Puth since his emergence in 2015. Establishing a pronounced production voice, he cut his teeth producing and penning tracks for the likes of Pitbull, Trey Songz, Cee Lo Green, Little Mix and others. Puth fully exploded onto the music scene as a songwriter, producer and vocalist on Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” the emotional tribute to Paul Walker in “Furious 7.” The song has officially entered the history books as one of the decade’s biggest singles, topping Billboard’s Hot 100 for 12 weeks and has become YouTube’s “second most popular video of all-time” with 2.6 billion-plus views. It won two Billboard Music Awards, a Critic’s Choice Award for “Best Song,” a Hollywood Film Award, and two Teen Choice Awards and a Golden Globe Award nomination in the category of “Best Original Song” and three GRAMMY Award nods, including the prestigious “Song of the Year.”
A gifted and charismatic live performer, Puth has proven a popular concert attraction, with last year’s “Nine Track Mind Tour” selling out nearly every date within 30 minutes of its announcement. Puth’s new single “Attention” is certain to be a live-show highlight in his upcoming North American tour. The dates – which see Puth performing as special guest to Shawn Mendes’ “Illuminate World Tour” – begin July 6 in Portland and then travel through late August. For complete details and ticket information, visit www.charlieputh.com/tour. For news, music and additional information, visit www.charlieputh.com