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Charlie Puth on 'See You Again,' ballads and how rappers inspire him

Charlie Puth on 'See You Again,' ballads and how rappers inspire him

Top 40 radio fans might not know Charlie Puth by name.

But chances are good they know the 24-year-old’s wistful falsetto, thanks to his scene-stealing feature on Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” a surprise, quadruple-platinum hit from last year’s “Furious 7” soundtrack. The single hit No. 1 all around the world, topped the Billboard singles chart for a dozen weeks and earned more than 1.5 billion views on YouTube. In the process, Puth’s star rose.

More than a year after the song’s release, Puth — who headlines Rams Head Live on Saturday — still hears stories from fans about its lasting impact.

“I met a...

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