"Attention" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Charlie Puth for his second studio album Voicenotes (2018), with Jacob Kasher co-writing the lyrics and Puth producing the track by himself. A midtempo pop rock track with elements of 1980s soft-soul and funk music, the song finds Puth singing about how he realizes his partner was "just want[ing] attention" from him instead of loving him. It was released digitally through Artist Partner Group and Atlantic Records on April 21, 2017, and later serviced to the radio on May 2, serving as the album's lead single. An accompanying music video was released on April 24, 2017, featuring Puth brooding at the club while scoping out his former partner, later returning home and finding the partner again at his apartment. Upon its release, "Attention" received widely positive reviews from music critics for its "slick" and "groove-injected" production, further applauding the track as a more refined and mature and polished musical representation for Puth, comparing to his previous releases. Commercially, the song was an international success and became one of Puth's signature songs, reaching the top-ten in over twenty countries, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, where it peaked at number five for three non-consecutive weeks. By this, the song became his highest and longest charting entry as a solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100 chart to date, as well as his third single to receive a 4× platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for achieving over 4 million certified units in the States. To promote the song, Puth had his first live performance for "Attention" on The Voice on May 10, 2017, followed by performances on several shows, such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Late Late Show with James Corden. He later performed the song on his third headlining concert tour, titled Voicenotes Tour, throughout 2018.
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