Puth recalled his New Year's Day duet with Jones while re-watching the video he previously shared on Instagram

By Karen Mizoguchi
February 10, 2019 07:31 PM

Charlie Puth started off the new year with an unforgettable experience: Performing for Quincy Jones, one of his musical idols — at the legend’s home!

At the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday, the singer, 27, opened up on the red carpet about his visit with the 85-year-old producer and artist, who was nominated for best music film for his Netflix documentary Quincy.

Speaking with E!’s Ryan Seacrest, Puth recalled his duet with Jones while re-watching the video he previously shared on Instagram. “That was Jan. 1 and I’ll never forget that,” Puth said.

He said he and Jones’ daughter Kidada are close and had been eating dinner at the Bel Air hotel when she asked a question.

“‘Hey want to go see my dad?’ ” he recalled her saying. I was like, ‘Of course, yeah!’ “

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Charlie Puth (left) and Quincy Jones
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Jones is also father to son Quincy Jones III as well as daughters Martina, Rachel, Jolie, Kenya and actress Rashida Jones, who co-directed his Netflix doc.

Puth, who lost his only 2019 Grammy nomination for best engineered album, non-classical, previously raved about his special time with the iconic musician.

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“Quincy Jones is the reason why I even produce music. I never thought I’d be playing one of my favorite Quincy Jones songs in front of the man himself,” he captioned his Instagram video of the pair together.

“Thank you for an absolutely unforgettable night last night Q. And on the first day of the new year…wow!! And thank you @kidadajonesog for introducing me!” Puth wrote.

Charlie Puth at the 2019 Grammys
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Jones, of course, is best known for producing legendary albums and singles such as Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Off the Wall and Aretha Franklin’s Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) and USA for Africa’s “We Are The World.”

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are broadcasting live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS.

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