On June 30, Friday, multi-platinum and multi-GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter-producer Charlie Puth, 25, stopped by Rockefeller Plaza to perform his summer smash single “Attention” in addition to his other multi-platinum hits on the Citi Concert Series of the “Today” show.
During the live performance, Puth announced “VoiceNotes” as the official title of his highly-anticipated sophomore album before joining NBC’s Al Roeker and Sheinelle Jones to co-host the “Today” show at 9 a.m. While co-hosting, Puth detailed the inspiration behind his new album title and demonstrated how he has been using the voice notes app during his recording process of writing and producing the forthcoming album.
“I’m really bad at writing music notes down,” Puth said. “When I have an idea, I just record it on my phone and then I go to the studio and break it down.”
“VoiceNotes” is the follow up to 2016’s RIAA platinum certified debut “Nine Track Mind.” The first taste off of Puth’s sophomore studio album, “Attention” has been climbing charts, currently sitting at an impressive No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, while its official video has already amassed over 175 million views, marking it Charlie’s highest performing solo video release to date. Puth recently performed “Attention” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon & The Voice.
“I think what stands out most about this one is the wide range of fans,” “Today” plaza producer Alex Ficquette told Billboard. “You’ve got sorority sisters from college who are on summer vacation together all the way to moms and dads. It runs the spectrum of all ages, and they’re just as passionate.”
Watch Puth’s additional “Today” show performances here:
(photo from Facebook/Charlie Puth)