On Tuesday night time, Charlie Puth was simply grateful to be with an viewers as an alternative of his telephone display screen.
“It was good to be in entrance of TikTok for 2 years, however there’s nothing like doing this in entrance of actual, reside folks,” he advised the rapt and energetic viewers at New York Metropolis’s Beacon Theatre. The pop star and, sure, bona fide TikTok sensation, was within the Metropolis That By no means Sleeps for the second present of his just-launched One Night time Solely tour supporting his new album Charlie.
Earlier this month, Puth teased how the tour of extra intimate venues got here collectively as a form of post-pandemic testing of the waters in an interview with Billboard‘s Pop Store Podcast. “I’ll say what no artist will ever say: I didn’t know the place I stood as a touring artist,” he defined. “We received via a worldwide pandemic — I believed, at one level, my profession as a touring artist was over. I had no concept…It has been, like, a few years since I had one thing on Billboard. Like, the place did I stand as a touring artist?”
With a set re-creating the singer’s kooky, musically ingenious inside world depicted on the quilt of Charlie, no opening act, and a sold-out crowd of superfans going haywire for each music in his repertoire, Puth proved as soon as and for all that he can stand alone, having come into his personal as a assured, goofy and pitch-perfect pop star of his personal making.
Beneath, Billboard rounds up one of the best moments from Charlie’s One Night time Solely present in New York Metropolis.
Charlie (Don’t) Be Quiet!
There was maybe no extra exhilarating approach for Puth to kick off his present than with “Charlie Be Quiet!,” the raucous, shout-it-out anthem that gave the New Jersey native the possibility to rock the mic as he playfully wailed, “Charlie, be quiet, don’t make a sound/ You bought to decrease the noise just a little bit now/ If she is aware of you’re in love, she’s gonna run, run away-ay-ay-ay.”
Tears on Charlie’s Piano
Although he’d opened the tour two nights earlier than with a hometown present at Rely Basie Middle for the Arts in Pink Financial institution, New Jersey, Puth selected New York Metropolis because the place to live-debut Charlie deep lower “Tears on My Piano.”
Seated behind his trusty upright piano and bathed in pink mild, the singer regarded like he was having the time of his life belting out the melodic, lovelorn anthem. And though he’d by no means carried out the monitor onstage earlier than, the electrified crowd made it instantly clear that they had put of their time listening to the studio model by singing alongside to each single phrase.
Charlie’s “Extraordinary” Recommendation
After revealing how the sound of a creaky door hinge led to the creation of Charlie album nearer “No Extra Drama” and operating via hit single “Left and Proper” (sans BTS’ Jung Kook), “Loser” (“a little bit of a self-deprecating anthem, which I feel all of us want generally”) and The Hills-inspired spotlight “Smells Like Me,” Puth took a second to supply his followers a chunk of heartfelt encouragement.
“I would like all of you — should you take something out of this night time tonight — relatively than simply watching me carry out these songs, which you completely, in fact, can do, I do know all of you in listed below are able to doing one thing extraordinary within the arts discipline,” he advised his screaming fan base. “What you suppose is mundane and what you expertise daily of your life is extraordinary. It’s best to paint an image about it, it is best to write a music about it. That’s how I actually wrote this entire album.”
Charlie Wants You to “Keep”
One enjoyable truth some informal followers might not know is that Puth co-wrote Justin Bieber and The Child LAROI’s Billboard Scorching 100 No. 1 2021 collaboration “Keep,” which remained on the chart for a shocking 63 weeks. After displaying off some impressively candid piano chops and spilling some tea about how Peter Cetera’s music and different “’80s energy bops” sparked the music’s hook, the songwriter made the No. 1 hit his personal by remodeling it right into a pulsing, midtempo piano ballad.
Charlie Takes It to Church
Whereas Puth closed the present with an encore of 2015’s “See You Once more” and performed all of the previous favorites like “We Don’t Discuss Anymore,” “Consideration,” “BOY” and “Accomplished for Me,” probably the most highly effective second of the night got here when he dusted off his 2015 sophomore single “One Name Away.”
“Irrespective of the place you go, know you’re not alone/ I’m just one name away/ I’ll be there to avoid wasting the day/ Superman received nothing on me/ I’m just one name away,” he crooned on the piano, taking the Beacon Theatre to church in a large, chill-inducing sing-along.