Charlie Puth rose to fame after uploading a video of himself singing Adele’s “Someone Like You,” and in 2011, he signed a record deal with Ellen DeGeneres’ eleveneleven label, and the rest is history.
Although there is no ill will between the 30-year-old and the 64-year-old, he revealed that he was not well cared for at her label.
According to reports, Greyson Chance spoke out about his treatment under the label.
Puth clarified that while he and Chance had different experiences, they did agree on some points.
“But I do agree with him that nobody was really present, certainly after the creation of my first demo EP.”
“I didn’t really hear from anybody after that. Not putting any blame just on one person, but from a collective, all the people that were in that room, they just disappeared.”
In his interview with Rolling Stone, he also stated that, despite allegations of DeGeneres’ rude behavior, he had no such experience during his stay at eleveneleven.
“People describe Ellen as rude. I’ve never experienced that. Maybe she likes me.”
According to reports, a source close to the former talk show host’s team did not “recall” the treatment Puth claimed he received from the label.
Puth is well-known for his songwriting and producing abilities, which he relied on. He said:
“I realized that I’m capable of a lot of things, and making an album is one of them – and I’m gonna do this myself.”
Puth gained notoriety after winning an online video competition. In 2015, he was best known for his viral hits “See You Again” with Wiz Kalifa and “Marvin Gaye” with Meghan Trainor.
“See You Again” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, was certified platinum, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and three other nominations at the 2016 Grammy Awards. The “Lightswitch” singer has signed with Atlantic.
As of this writing, Degeneres has not directly addressed the accusations leveled against her label.