Charlie Puth has spoken out about his time signed to Ellen DeGeneres’ record label.
The singer recently appeared on the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast where he responded to a former teen pop star Greyson Chance’s claims that he was “controlled” then “completely abandoned” by Ellen DeGeneres after she made him a star.
Puth told Rolling Stone Music Now, “We both have different experiences, me versus Greyson. But I do agree with him that no one was present, certainly, after the creation of my first demo EP. Not putting any blame on one person, but from a collective … all the people that were in that room, they just disappeared. I didn’t hear from anybody.”
He shared that he felt “fortunate” enough to be able to return to school, saying: “It was a real blunder that it didn’t work out… I never heard those songs again, but I don’t know how good they are… I was a YouTube artist, I don’t think I was a very good singer.
“So I was happy to not hear those songs anymore, but I do agree, I didn’t really hear from anybody after I put those songs out. But it was a different situation for me, because I was glad I didn’t hear those songs.”
The “Light Switch” winger was signed with eleveneleven in 2011 after DeGeneres saw a viral clip of him singing Adele’s “Someone Like You.” He told the outlet he never spoke with DeGeneres about his time on the label.
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