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Robin Thicke

One of the more charismatic, flashy, and commercially successful R&B acts of the 2000s and 2010s, Robin Thicke didn't have the toughest row to hoe to achieve stardom, but he was one of the least likely artists to acquire street credibility. He worked for over a decade as a modestly successful songwriter and fledgling solo artist prior to breaking through — assisted by the Neptunes — with 2006's The Evolution of Robin Thicke. On that album, his inspirations, ranging from '70s Marvin Gaye to Philly soul to classic Brazilian music, vividly coalesced with his somewhat brash personality and remarkable vocal skill. It was the first of several Top Ten R&B albums in a career that involved symbiotic collaborations with long-term associate Pro-Jay, Pharrell and Chad Hugo, Mark Ronson, and Polow da Don, as well as credibility-enhancing appearances from (or with) Lil Wayne, Faith Evans, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and T.I.

Show biz is in Thicke's Canadian-American genes. The son of vocalist and actor Gloria Loring and theme song composer and actor Alan Thicke, he grew up in suburban Los Angeles, surrounded by the entertainment industry. A demo he recorded at the age of 14 was heard by Brian McKnight, who helped the youngster — subsequently nicknamed Brian McWhite — get a recording deal with the Interscope label. However, Thicke experienced his earliest success as a songwriter. Before the end of 2000, he either wrote or co-wrote songs for Brandy ("Love Is on My Side"), McKnight ("Anyway"), Color Me Badd ("Sexual Capacity"), Brownstone ("Around You"), Christina Aguilera ("When You Put Your Hands on Me"), and Marc Anthony ("When I Dream at Night"). He was also involved with several songs on Mya's Fear of Flying, as well as the majority of Jordan Knight's self-titled 1999 album, including the Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 hit "Give It to You."

Despite all the work as a composer, he was still finding his footing as a solo artist. Advances of his debut album, Cherry Blue Skies, surfaced in 2002, but the album was shelved, adjusted, and given a different title. The revamped version, titled A Beautiful World and featuring Thicke's future wife Paula Patton on the cover, was released in April 2003. It did not leave much of an impression and peaked at only number 152 on the Billboard 200, but the brash lead single "When I Get You Alone" — which sampled Walter Murphy's 1976 disco hit "A Fifth of Beethoven" — reached the Top Ten in Belgium, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. Thicke's follow-up, The Evolution of Robin Thicke, didn't arrive until October 2006, but it benefited from a new alliance with the Neptunes. Signed to the duo's Star Trak label, though still technically an Interscope artist, Thicke scored a number one R&B single with the ballad "Lost Without U," and the album eventually went platinum.

Thicke then settled into a lengthy career as a widely respected artist — with occasional diversions into humorous, self-aware showboating — who remained true to his root influences while occasionally departing from '70s-indebted stylistic comfort zone. The focused and refined Something Else, a September 2008 release, peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, highlighted by the disco-soul throwback single "Magic." December 2009's Sex Therapy, led by its Polow da Don-produced title track, narrowly missed the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Thicke's fifth studio album, Love After War, was his most swashbuckling release to date, issued in December 2011. He made a surprising crossover move in March 2013 with the lighthearted, off-the-cuff "Blurred Lines," a Pharrell production with instrumental cues taken from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Assisted by its explicit video, it topped the Hot 100, a rare feat in 2013 for an R&B single. At the same time, it generated a huge controversy when feminists decried its lyrics as derogatory and offensive, which instigated a public debate over issues of sexual consent and censorship. Thicke also gained notoriety for his explicit performance with Miley Cyrus at the 2013 MTV VMAs. However, the publicity only drove sales of the attendant album, also titled Blurred Lines; it topped the Billboard 200 and sold over 700,000 copies in the U.S. alone.

In February 2014, Thicke and Patton separated after eight years of marriage, allegedly due to his misbehavior. Thicke then began a very public campaign to win her back, declaring his love for her at concerts and even going so far as to title his next album Paula. Preceded by the desperate ballad "Get Her Back," the album was released in July 2014.


Robin Charles Thicke (/ˈθɪk/; born March 10, 1977) is an American-Canadian singer and songwriter. Thicke has worked with popular artists, such as Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, K.Michelle, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Jennifer Hudson,and Mary J. Blige, Thicke has also been acknowledged for his work on popular albums such as Usher's Confessions and Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III. He rose to worldwide fame in 2013 with his hit single "Blurred Lines". He is the son of actors Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring and known for his marriage to actress Paula Patton. In 2013 and 2014, their separation and divorce was covered extensively by the tabloid press including Thicke's efforts to reconcile with Patton.

Thicke was born Robin Charles Thicke in Los Angeles, California, on March 10, 1977. His mother is American actress-singer Gloria Loring, who appeared on U.S. daytime drama Days of Our Lives, and his father is Canadian actor Alan Thicke, who is known for his role on the TV sitcom Growing Pains. They were divorced when he was seven. Thicke has an older brother, Brennan, who worked as a voice actor in the mid-1980s.

Robin was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007.
His album "The Evolution of Robin Thicke" went certified platinum.
His hit single "Lost Without U" reached #1 on the U.S. R&B, U.S. R&B Airplay, and U.S. Adult R&B Chart and #14 on the U.S. Chart.
His second album "The Evolution of Robin Thicke" reached #1 on the U.S. R&B and #5 on the U.S. Chart.
Robin is a self-taught pianist, playing since he was twelve years old.
Robin is the son of Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring, who are both singers and actors.
Robin got his first record deal at the age of 16.
Has written and produced songs for Brian McKnight, Jordan Knight, Usher, Mya, and Mary J. Blige.
Robin is married to actress Paula Patton.
Robin's album "The Evolution of Robin Thicke" will be released September 12th, 2006.
Robin signed with Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo (The Neptues) label Startrak in 2005.
He has 15 platinum records to his credit.


Hip Hop/RNB

It's In The Morning (feat.Snoop Dogg)

Jazz Music

Love After War
Magic
The Sweetest Love

Rock

Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. and Pharrell)
Feel Good
Give it 2 U (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

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