Charlie Puth: Internet saved my life | Entertainment
Charlie Puth thinks the Internet has “saved [his] life”.
The 30-year-old singer has given his career a boost thanks to TikTok, and Charlie admits the internet has always played a huge role in his success.
Charlie – who gained new fans through his irreverent videos on TikTok – confessed: “The internet saved my life in 2003, and it saved my life in 2020.”
The ‘Marvin Gaye’ hitmaker loves using the video sharing platform as it allows him to connect with his fans.
He told Bustle: “What works really well for The Weeknd, only works for him and like two other artists. Me, I really need to show my personality.
“I wasn’t doing that because I was surrounding myself with producers and record company executives who were like, ‘You’re a great actor. You gotta go and work on your craft for a while.’ The pandemic made me realize that not only do I not have to do this, but the opposite: I have to show every step of the process.
Charlie’s TikTok videos have divided opinion. But the chart-topping star is at least happy that it’s gotten a strong fan reaction.
He said: “I would be more offended if someone opened my TikTok and they had no opinion about it, if they were indifferent. I want them to either be very angry about it or lover.”
Despite this, Charlie loves using TikTok because it “shows your vulnerability” – and he wasn’t a vulnerable person before joining the platform.
He added: “There are downsides to that because now you have so much music coming out every day and you have so many TikTok videos coming out every day. There’s a lot of competition, but I think it’s is for the best.”