Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor’s performance of “Marvin Gaye” at the American Music Awards added an extra layer of sizzle to the already steamy lyrics of their hit song. The duo surprised the audience with an onstage makeout session, enhancing the excitement of the live performance. Trainor began with a captivating acapella chorus from her song “Like I’m Gonna Lose You.”
As the soulful number progressed, Charlie Puth made a dramatic entrance, igniting the energy of the duet. The live mashup was a resounding success, garnering 113 million views from intrigued viewers online. Puth, describing the song as his attempt at a hookup anthem, lived up to his words by concluding the performance with a memorable gesture. Jumping off the piano, he approached Trainor for a passionate kiss, captivating the audience with their unabashed display of affection.
While the musical brilliance of the performance, featuring outstanding vocals and a dynamic band, contributed to its appeal, the onstage hookup undeniably played a significant role in its online success. Fans couldn’t help but comment on the powerful vocals and great songs, with a playful nod to the anticipated kiss.
Addressing the speculation about their relationship, Meghan Trainor clarified that although they have a history together, they were never a couple. During the studio recording of “Marvin Gaye,” Trainor revealed that the romantic lyrics and the presence of alcohol in the studio created a momentary spark. Their impromptu makeout session that night was a result of the song’s influence and the celebratory atmosphere.
Charlie Puth echoed the sentiment of their close friendship, emphasizing that they are “best friends” and that their dynamic remains unchanged. The onstage kiss, according to Puth, was a pre-planned element, aligning with the original intention behind “Marvin Gaye” – to create a record that people could dance to, fall in love with, or immediately connect with on a sensual level. The Platinum success of their studio duet in the US further solidified the impact of their collaboration