They are tearing up the music charts separately with his like “See You Again” and “All About That Bass,” respectively, so is it really a surprise that Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor would be successful when they teamed up? Not really. After an amazing performance of their duet “Marvin Gaye,” at the AMAs, I noticed just how great the chemistry was between Puth and Trainor and I wanted to know — how did Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor meet?
To be honest, I’m not really sure how people in Hollywood meet. Is it all martini lunches and parties where you bump into other talented people? Or actual set meetings and play dates during which you collaborate on purpose? I’ve watched too much Nashville and Empire to tell how it actually works. Well, in the case of Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor, these two songbirds met at an industry party, and that’s where they decided they should perform “Marvin Gaye” together. In an interview with Billboard, Pugh explained:
It was right after that I met Meghan at this party, and she expressed interest in being on [“Marvin Gaye”]. And I was like, "Oh, well, I guess we have to find the artist to do it with Meghan." And my manager was like, "Stop looking for the artist; you’re the artist. You sing it with Meghan."
What a serendipitous way to put all of this together. Sounds like Puth’s rules are write a killer song, become besties with a great singer, believe in yourself as an artist, sing the song with that other singer, and then blow up the charts. Sounds pretty easy, right? Well, not really, but that’s a testament to Puth’s songwriting ability. He was able to meet, befriend, and pull in a famous singer like Meghan Trainor to help him sing his song, and all because he went to a party. Remind me to go to more parties, eh?