It’s worth looking back at the extraordinary ride this multi-talented vocalist, musician, producer, and versatile songwriter has been on ever since he arrived in Los Angeles as an aspiring artist in July 2014. While his life has changed since the early years when he would disguise his voice and pretend to be his own manager while cold-calling record company executives, the New Jersey-bred Puth has established himself as a global star by remaining deeply relatable, both as an individual and as a performer. Puth first fell in love with music growing up by the shore in Rumson, New Jersey He credits his supportive parents for his early music education, citing his idol James Taylor as his primary influence.