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For Charlie Puth, what"s most amazing about his và Wiz Khalifa"s "See You Again" music clip dethroning PSY"s "Gangham Style" as YouTube"s most-watched đoạn phim is that he was even featured in it in the…


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When Wiz Khalifa‘s “See You Again” music đoạn phim featuring Charlie Puth dethroned PSY‘s “Gangham Style” as YouTube’s most-watched video with nearly 3 billion views on Monday, it did so without having beena viral phenomenon, riding instead on emotional power & the influence of the Fast và Furious film franchise. But for Puth, who co-wrote the Furious 7-closing ballad with DJ Frank E & Khalifa, what’s most amazing of all is that he was even featured in the clip in the first place.

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Though Puth would not state to dailykhmerpost.com what artist Universal Pictures had originally wanted to sing “See You Again,” earlier this year he told People his vocals on the hook had originally been recorded as a reference possibly for Sam Smith.Mike Knobloch, president of film music and publishing at Universal Pictures, denies Smith was ever discussed for the track.

“I don’t hold any grudges,” Puth says. “I’m actually really good friends with everybody who didn’t necessarily believe in me at first, I’ve worked on projects with them since then và everything is all good now but, you know, I had to prove myself.”

Knoblochconfirmed withdailykhmerpost.com that other performers were discussed to sing on “See You Again,” but insists thatexploring variousoptions was standard business procedure & not personal. He explained that the studio’s relationship with Puth began as a songwriter, with whom they worked closely to craft the tuy vậy to excellently soundtrackthe film’s emotional sendoff to the late Paul Walker’s character, but it wasn’t until much later that he entered conversations about performing on the track. With that, camethe at times “uncomfortable” debate about whether Puth — a thenunknown 23-year-old artist — was the bestfit for the Fast and Furious franchise, especially lớn be tasked with something as sensitive as honoring its star actor in this way.


Ultimately,Knobloch says, they decided the song didn’t sound right without Puth’s voice.

“It was important lớn get it right và to make sure from all angles that it went out in the most high integrity way possible, which in hindsight that’s exactly what we did,” he says.“And after that exploration, we can look back và say that it went exactly the way that it should have. “

By strong-arming his way onto the song, Puth helped launch his career in a big way, as it was only his second single released on a major label and went on to vị trí cao nhất the Hot 100 chart for 12 weeks.

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Puth’s career began as a teenage YouTube musician from New Jersey, posting comedy videos & acoustic covers. A couple years on he was signed khổng lồ Ellen DeGeneres’ eleveneleven label after the talk show host saw his cover đoạn phim of Adele’s “Someone lượt thích You,” but “See You Again” is what helped elevate him to a mainstream level. Puth tells dailykhmerpost.com that writing the tuy vậy led khổng lồ his label deal with Atlantic Records và publishing khuyến mãi with Artist Publishing Group.


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“I wrote the song independently and then got khổng lồ negotiate anything I wanted,” he says with a laugh. “But I didn’t cash out, honestly. I respectable offers & I’m glad I did it that way instead of saying, ‘Give me $5 million right up front….’ The tuy vậy had a lot of success, so I took advances as if had written a C+ song.”

As for actually writing the Grammy-nominated song, as Puth has said in past interviews, it took him just 10 minutes.

“Your brain is an amazing thing when you allow it khổng lồ relax on a July day in 2014,” he says. “I think I was just in a good mood.”

Puth wrote the tuy nhiên during a session with DJ Frank E that was phối up by Atlantic during a sort of try-out week where the label flew Puth lớn Los Angeles to lớn see if they wanted khổng lồ sign him. He recalls being checked into a “crappy” khách sạn (“Because why would they put me in a nice hotel, who am I?” he says) but he was “way too bougie for that.” So he took his “YouTube money” và booked himself a week at the 5-star Montage in Beverly Hills.


“I had never been to Beverly Hills before and I was so enamored by Hollywood & all of its luxurious things và all of the Lamborghinis everywhere & I was in such a different world, I was Uber black Car-ing everywhere, my mind jumpstarted & I felt like a famous songwriter,” he says. “I felt lượt thích Diane Warren and David Foster & I pulled up to lớn the studio in my Uber đen Car that I pretended I had all day & I was like, I’m it! I kind of had to trick my mind into being really confident.”

Conjuring the loss of one of his own friends in a oto accident two years prior, after 10 minutes it all amounted to Puth’s breakout hit. Needless to say, he no longer has trouble conjuring confidence.

“‘See You Again’ being such a universal tuy vậy has allowed me lớn figure out my musical self. It hasn’t corned me into, ‘Oh, he has to be jazz piano player who does pop music,’ or, ‘He has lớn be a ballad guy.’ It’s allowed me khổng lồ take many shapes và forms in my music,” he says. “It’s just amazing how ‘See You Again’ has allowed me to lớn spread my musical influences all over the place.”