Singer Charlie Puth claims he was ghosted by Ellen’s record label

Singer Charlie Puth appearing on Ellen
Singer Charlie Puth appearing on Ellen

Charlie Puth speaks on Ellen, following those Greyson Chance accusations


Popstar and ‘for the gays’ social media poster Charlie Puth has been talking about his experience with Ellen DeGeneres’ old record label.


Speaking on the Rolling Stone: Music Now podcast (October 8), where Puth was promoting his new record, Charlie, the singer reflected on being signed to the talk-show host’s now-defunct eleveneleven label in the early 2010s.


Charlie joined the roster after his cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You” (below) went viral on YouTube, before eventually exiting the label partnership in 2012.


Puth was asked about the topic since out singer-songwriter Greyson Chance, who was also signed to Ellen’s label, accused her of being “manipulative” and “blatantly opportunistic” as a mentor.


Chance claimed to Rolling Stone that the talk-show host exerted intense control over his early career, after signing him as the first artist to her label in 2010.

He further accused her of being “self-centred”, saying that after his music started underperforming, he felt “completely abandoned” by DeGeneres.


“We both have different experiences, me versus Greyson,” Puth said, when prompted. “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.”

“People describe Ellen as rude,” he added. “I’ve never experienced that. Maybe she likes me.”




Ellen, of course, had a rather spectacular fall from grace after accusations of a toxic work environment on The Ellen Show, which she denied any knowledge of, hit the headlines. 


After a sizable knock in ratings, the decision was ultimately made to cancel the show at the end of its 19th season.

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Meanwhile Charlie Puth recently released his third studio album, titled Charlie, and continues posting content for gays.