Robin Thicke
American musician
Robin Thicke
Robin Charles Thicke is an Award-winning American R&B singer-songwriter, musician, composer, and actor. Thicke's albums, which he previously released under the moniker Thicke, are noted for their feature of a predominantly R&B sound. Robin Thicke has written hits for popular artists such as Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Raven-Symoné and others. Thicke has also been acknowledged for his work in popular albums such as Confessions and Tha Carter III.
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Robin Thicke cleared of 'wrongdoing' in child abuse accusations, source says
Fox News - about 1 month
The news comes just one day after his ex-wife, Paula Patton, accused him of excessively spanking their 6-year-old son.....
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Judge Denies Paula Patton's Request to Change Custody Agreement With Robin Thicke
ABC News - about 1 month
Patton accused the singer of abusing their son, Julian.
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Robin Thicke shares memories from admirers of his dad: Alan Thicke, a family man in words and deeds
LATimes - 2 months
Alan Thicke famously dispensed reassurance, fatherly wisdom and hearty laughs as beloved patriarch Dr. Jason Seaver on the popular 1980s sitcom “Growing Pains.” Since his death from a sudden heart attack last week at age 69, Thicke has been warmly remembered for those same attributes in his personal...
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Paula Patton Pens Emotional Message for Former Father-in-Law Alan Thicke - E! Online
Google News - 2 months
E! Online Paula Patton Pens Emotional Message for Former Father-in-Law Alan Thicke E! Online Paula Patton penned a heartfelt tribute to her former father-in-law Alan Thicke Tuesday after he was laid to rest. The actress, who used to be married to Thicke's son Robin Thicke, took to Instagram to share her message. "I knew Alan since I was 15 ... Leonardo DiCaprio Reunites with 'Growing Pains' Co-Stars for Alan Thicke's Memorial ServiceJust Jared Paula Patton Pays Tribute to Alan Thicke: 'I Loved and Respected Him So Much'Us Weekly Alan Thicke's wife shares 'gut-wrenching sadness and unbelievable grief' since his deathAOL News Huffington Post -New York Daily News -Page Six -Detroit Free Press all 146 news articles »
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Alan Thicke's First Wife Opens Up About Their Life Together
Huffington Post - 2 months
The late Alan Thicke was a TV icon, but to ex-wife Gloria Loring, his stand-out role will always be as a devoted family man.  In an interview People, Loring opened up about her life with Thicke, who died at age 69 on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey. Despite being “very busy” with his career during their marriage, Loring said the “Growing Pains” star remained committed to their two sons, Brennan, 41, and Robin, 39.  “He loved to play with them,” the 70-year-old actress told People. “But at one point he was doing three different shows in three different cities and I remember saying to him, ‘This can’t go much longer because you’re away much to much.’” “But he was building a career and he was somebody who always loved to work,” she continued. “He loved the creative part of it. At the same time he was very devoted to family.”  Loring, who married Thicke in 1970 and separated from him in 1984, also reminisced about the sweet way the Canadian-bo ...
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Robin Thicke's emotional tribute to father Alan Thicke
CNN - 2 months
Robin Thicke broke his silence early Wednesday morning on the sudden death of his father, Alan Thicke.
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Jennifer Lopez heading to SA - Channel 24
Google News - 4 months
Channel 24 Jennifer Lopez heading to SA Channel 24 Cape Town – Jennifer Lopez will be heading to South Africa for her first-ever performance as ANN7 is lining up more American artists for its 3rd South African of the Year Awards. J.Lo will join Robin Thicke, announced earlier this month as the award ... Jennifer Lopez headed to SA courtesy of Gupta TVTimes LIVE Boycott the ANN7 'SAn of the Year Awards' - EFFPoliticsweb Jennifer Lopez is coming to SAiAfrica.com DRUM Magazine -Johannesburg Sunday World -Jacaranda FM all 9 news articles »
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Beyoncé bleeds on stage and 7 more highlights from Tidal X
Yahoo News - 4 months
You're in good hands when Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj are around to perform, tell you what to do and even bleed rather than interrupt the show. Name a more iconic duo. Minaj and Bey returned for the second annual Tidal X concert Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn along with Blood Orange, Alicia Keys and Tip (T.I.), among other performers.  SEE ALSO: Solange Knowles' new album is a meditative exploration on being black in America The event, which first kicked off last year, brings Jay Z-approved acts together in partnership to raise money for the non-profit organization Robin Hood to help fund music education in New York City.  Here are eight of the most unforgettable moments from Tidal X: 1015 (as it was officially called), including a dangerous wardrobe malfunction and some strong words about the threat of a Trump administration.  1. Prince Royce's aggressive charm Prince Royce repped the Bronx with his Latin R&B. After performing his cover of "Stand by Me," he actually passe ...
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Slamming 'Villainous' Trump Is How Miley Cyrus Does Date Night With Liam Hemsworth
Huffington Post - 4 months
It’s sometimes startling to consider the evolution of Miley Cyrus. For someone who began her career as a product of Disney’s child-star marketing machine, we can’t help but yaaaas queen clap watching her subvert a mold that has trapped so many young women before her. Admittedly, there were a few bumps (and twerks) along the way, but Cyrus in 2016 is for the most part engaged in the world around her, channeling her celebrity into causes bigger than herself and, hey, has even locked down a Hemsworth brother.  When the pop star was honored on Friday night at Variety’s 2016 Power of Women Luncheon alongside Scarlett Johansson, Ava DuVernay, Laverne Cox and Helen Mirren for her tireless advocacy for homeless and LGBT youth, it seemed like the culmination of a transformation many years in the making.  Did anyone really expect that girl who ground on Robin Thicke in a barely-there teddy bear costume at the VMAs to ever make a speech at event about female empowerment? ...
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Art And Politics Blur The Lines Of Appropriation
Huffington Post - 7 months
Image: Andy Warhol, Vote McGovern, 1972 Appropriation of every type of visual art, music, dance... even cultural attributes has been taking place since the dawn of time. You can bet that one caveman probably liked a drawing that another caveman created and copied it. Some appropriation is brazen such as Melania Trump using several of the same lines from a speech previously given by Michelle Obama. But most are more tenuous. With copyright infringement lawsuits plaguing artists such as Shepard Fairey for his well-known Obama Hope poster and Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. for their hit song "Blurred Lines," artists in all areas should be treading a bit more carefully. This Saturday, July 30, "Save America," a political exhibition, opens at THE ROBERT BERMAN Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica. It will feature an appropriation work created by RJ Berman aka Robert Berman, an artist and established art dealer. Image: RJ Berman, Vote Hillary, 201 ...
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Emily Ratajkowski Gets Real About Female Sexuality In Honest Essay
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Emily Ratajkowski has a lot to say about how society reacts to women who embrace their sexuality. The model and actress -- known for her appearance in Robin Thicke's music video for "Blurred Lines" and for starring alongside Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in the hit 2014 film "Gone Girl" -- discussed her developing sexuality and the importance of embracing it in an essay in Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner's Lenny Letter.  An excerpt from my @lennyletter out today❤️ Please take a read pic.twitter.com/TxyMNTKeMc — Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) February 16, 2016 Ratajkowski writes about being a "baby woman," and describes her pre-teen self as, "a 12-year-old with D-cup breasts who still woke up in the night and asked her mom to come and sleep in her room." Throughout her adolescence, she endured more than one humiliating experience -- even as early as the eighth grade, she writes that she had her bra strap snapped by a vice principal in a room full of students and teachers ...
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This Adele 'Hello' Parody Is An Awesome Ode To Junk Food Cravings
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Another day, another parody of Adele's "Hello." But this one could be the ultimate ode to every junk food craving we've ever had. Dustin and Genevieve Ahkuoi posted the hilarious video to YouTube on Monday, and it's going viral. The duo lament their lack of exercise, being unable to fit into old pairs of jeans and their "hella cravings for some fries." The standout line? "Hella pizza late at night, I keep saying just one more slice, and I feel so hangry -- breakfast, dinner and lunch -- and the ice cream truck is the only reason I run anymore." Awesome. Dustin previously poked fun at Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" in 2014 with "Church Signs." Adele's smash hit has also been parodied by Miss Piggy and Kermit, stressed-out moms and in a broadcast news-style song. Also on HuffPost: (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519334902&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=SOLR&videoG ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robin Thicke
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 37
    Thicke was featured along with bassist Verdine White on Flo Rida's "I Don't Like It, I Love It" in 2015 which found success on several international charts and peaked among the top 10 singles in seven countries.
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    Following the release of Paula, Thicke spent several months largely away from media appearances and performing in order to focus on his personal life and to work on new music. Thicke returned to the spotlight at the 2015 BET Awards to sing the classic Smokey Robinson and The Miracles hit "Ooo Baby Baby" in tribute to Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Smokey Robinson and joined Robinson on stage for a group rendition of "My Girl" alongside Tori Kelly and Ne-Yo.
    More Details Hide Details On June 29, on the heels of his BET Awards performance, Thicke debuted the lyric video for "Morning Sun", the lead single of his 8th album, on VEVO followed by the official release of the single on June 30. "Morning Sun" rose to the number 4 position on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart becoming Thicke's 11th top 10 hit on Urban AC radio. Speaking with Prestige Hong Kong, Thicke explained: "The new album is called Morning Sun. It’s about fresh starts, new beginnings, and the heralding in of a new day. It’s about the last year of my life, the time I’ve spent with my friends and family and especially my son." Thicke also spoke of working again with Pharrell and Timbaland as well as with new collaborators DJ Mustard, Max Martin, and Ricky Reed. The album's second single "Back Together", featuring Nicki Minaj, was released on August 6, 2015.
    In a 2015 interview with Jody Rosen of The New York Times, Thicke expressed both embarrassment over his public dedications and regret over giving the album a commercial release, stating, "my record company didn’t want me to put it out, but they stuck by me.
    More Details Hide Details In hindsight, the only thing I would have done differently was, I wouldn’t have promoted it or sold it. I would have given it away." Speaking with radio station Hot 97, Thicke remarked further on the album's reception saying:
  • 2014
    Age 36
    At the end of June 2014, during a Q&A session on Twitter and hosted by VH1, Thicke asked followers to submit questions by using the hashtag #AskThicke.
    More Details Hide Details The tag was quickly overrun by people protesting against his lyrics criticized as misogynistic, his lifestyle choices and other detractors leading to what The Guardian called "an epic PR fail". When a Twitter user pointed out that the comments directed at Thicke were "brutal", Thicke responded: "I can handle it, I'm a big boy". The album, originally set for a Fall release, was pushed forward and released on July 1, 2014, five weeks after the release of its lead single. Paula peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200, and sold 24,000 copies in its first week of release.
    Thicke then performed the song "Forever Love" at the BET Awards 2014.
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    In June 2014, Thicke announced that his next album would be called Paula, dedicated to his estranged wife, Paula Patton.
    More Details Hide Details The lead single "Get Her Back" was released on May 19, 2014. Thicke debuted the song on the same day with a performance at the Billboard Music Awards where he also won four awards for "Blurred Lines". Thicke also appeared on the season finale of the The Voice singing "Get Her Back" with finalist Josh Kaufman.
    Thicke and Patton separated in February 2014, after 21 years together and almost nine years of marriage. On October 9, 2014, Paula Patton officially filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized on March 20, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details During a 2008 interview, when asked if he had ever benefited from his parents' connection to the entertainment industry, Thicke answered, "It never helped. It's always been a hindrance … People can't see me without seeing them, and it affects the way people see me … When you listen to Jay-Z's music, you don't see his mother and father standing there. You don't even think of his mother and father. But if you knew all of Jay-Z's family, you might think of him differently. With me, people still visualize my dad and that affects the origin of the music." In the fall of 2010, Thicke spent several weeks in New York City recording and living in a rented SoHo apartment which he had converted into a makeshift professional studio. Thicke is a close friend of fellow performer Usher. Thicke was present for Usher's engagement to Tameka Foster, serenading the couple with his song "The Stupid Things" as Usher proposed among family and friends.
    On January 26, 2014, Thicke performed live with Chicago at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, celebrating the induction of Chicago's debut album, The Chicago Transit Authority, into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details Thicke and Chicago performed a medley of "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? ", "Beginnings", and "Saturday in the Park" ending with "Blurred Lines".
  • 2013
    Age 35
    On December 6, 2013, Thicke and T.I. performed "Blurred Lines" accompanied by Earth, Wind & Fire at The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! on CBS where it was announced that Thicke had been nominated for three Grammy Awards: Best Pop Vocal Album for Blurred Lines and Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the album's single "Blurred Lines".
    More Details Hide Details In the same month, he was awarded the title "Sexist of the Year" by the End Violence Against Women Coalition, which has more than 60 member groups working to end sexual and domestic violence, trafficking and other forms of abuse. It was parodied many times and forbid in many UK student unions. He had twice as many votes as runner up for second year Prime Minister David Cameron.
    On August 25, at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Thicke performed "Blurred Lines" with Miley Cyrus, followed by Give It 2 U with 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar.
    More Details Hide Details The performance drew negative reactions for its alleged raunchiness, sexism, racism, slut-shaming, and cultural appropriation. It became the most tweeted about event in history, with Twitter users generating 360,000 tweets about the event per minute; breaking the previous record held by Beyoncé's Super Bowl XLVII halftime show performance six months earlier.
    In early 2013, Thicke starred as a fictionalized version of himself alongside Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, Nelly, Duane Martin, J.B. Smoove, Nick Cannon, and Cynthia McWilliams in the first season of BET's hit show Real Husbands of Hollywood.
    More Details Hide Details Thicke was unable to rejoin the cast for the shooting of the second season, opting instead to focus on his music. According to Thicke, "Once the song started to take off, and all this momentum was happening, and Husbands of Hollywood needed me for all eight weeks, I couldn't finish the album and promote the single and go over seas and do all these other things I wanted to do." As Thicke explained to the Breakfast Club, "The album is called Blurred Lines. I've realized as I've gotten older that we all think we're living either in a black or white world, or on a straight path, but most of us are living right in between those straight lines. And everything you thought you knew, the older you get, you realize, 'Damn, I don't know nothing about this. I better pay attention, I better listen and keep learning.' So I think that, that's what I've been realizing these past few years."
    In April 2013, Thicke performed at the wedding of Michael Jordan and model Yvette Prieto, surprising the bride.
    More Details Hide Details According to Thicke, Michael requested the songs "You're My Baby", "Sweetest Love", "Jus Right", and "2 Luv Birds". When Thicke was 11, Wayne Gretzky had been babysitting him while his father was on vacation when the Edmonton Oilers superstar learned he had officially been traded to the Los Angeles Kings and had to suddenly leave. Alan Thicke reportedly didn't find out that his son was home alone until he called home the next morning and found out that Gretzky had to leave because he was traded. In 2013, on the 25th anniversary of Gretzky's trade, TSN hockey announcer Gord Miller tweeted that it was Robin who answered the telephone call from Kings owner Bruce McNall confirming the trade: "(He) wasn't sure he should admit that Gretzky was there, but McNall insisted that he bring him to the phone."
    On March 26, 2013, Thicke released "Blurred Lines" featuring T.I. and Pharrell as the lead single to his sixth studio album, also titled Blurred Lines.
    More Details Hide Details The video, featuring models Emily Ratajkowski, Jessi M'Bengue, and Elle Evans, was released on March 20, 2013 and garnered more than 1 million views in days after release on Vevo. Thicke said he had received the approval of his wife Paula Patton before shooting the video.
    In 2013 and 2014, their separation and divorce was covered extensively by the tabloid press including Thicke's efforts to reconcile with Patton.
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  • 2012
    Age 34
    In July 2012, Thicke made his feature film debut starring alongside Jaime Pressly in Jimbo Lee's Abby in the Summer, produced by Gabriel Cowan, John Suits, Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller.
    More Details Hide Details The film, shot in 2012, was released in 2014 under the title Making the Rules.
    Thicke served as a judge on the ABC television show Duets which premiered May 24, 2012 and which also featured John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, and Kelly Clarkson.
    More Details Hide Details The judges doubled as mentors who searched for singers across the country (Robin Thicke's singers being Olivia Chisholm and Alexis Foster) to duet with them as they perform in front of a live studio audience. The premier episode drew in 7 million viewers. The show went live June 28, 2012, allowing the viewers to vote for their favorite contestants.
    Despite the release of a second single, "Brand New Jones", the album received very little promotion and debuted at number 152 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 119,000 copies as of January, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details A Beautiful World fell below the label's commercial expectations. The album's under-performance troubled Thicke personally, but it proved enough to make him a wanted collaborator. Thicke has cited Mary J. Blige, Usher, and Lil' Wayne, among others, as those who subsequently reached out to him. Reflecting on A Beautiful World in 2013, Usher stated to The New York Times, "I was blown away — I thought Beatles, Earth Wind & Fire, Shuggie Otis, Marvin Gaye — all in one album. Robin's got a soul you can’t buy, man."
  • 2011
    Age 33
    Thicke performed "Love After War" on the 2011 Soul Train Music Awards and later returned to the stage to sing "Reasons", trading verses with Joe and Eric Benét, as part of an all-star tribute to Legend Award recipients Earth, Wind & Fire.
    More Details Hide Details Thicke appeared on season 2 of NBC's The Voice as a guest adviser/mentor to the contestants on Adam Levine's team.
    Later that year, Robin Thicke released his fifth studio album, Love After War, on December 6, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at number twenty-two on the Billboard 200 and number six on the "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" selling 41,000 in its first week. In an interview to promote the album, Thicke has stated that a lot of the inspiration for the album came from his family: The album has produced three singles. The first is the title track, "Love After War" released on October 11, 2011 and has peaked at number fourteen on the "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs" chart and topped the Adult R&B chart making it his second song after "Lost Without U" to top that chart. The music video for the song premiered November 21, 2011. The music video features his wife Paula Patton and consists of Thicke making up with his wife after a fight. The second single is "Pretty Lil' Heart", which features Lil Wayne and was released on November 8, 2011. The music video for that premiered on March 2, 2012. It peaked at number fifty-one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. On May 31, 2012, Thicke released a video for his promo single, which was a cover of the "Whitney Houston" classic "Exhale (Shoop Shoop"). The third official single is "All Tied Up" which was released to Urban AC radio on April 10, 2012. The music video premiered on June 7, 2012 on "Vevo".
    During 2011, Thicke was confirmed to go on tour with Jennifer Hudson, with whom he toured in 2009.
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  • 2010
    Age 32
    On February 5, 2010, Thicke participated in BET's SOS Saving Ourselves: Help For Haiti telethon concert, held in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
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    Thicke appeared on ABC's New Year's Rockin' Eve on January 1, 2010 and performed three songs in Las Vegas, in a pre-recorded segment.
    More Details Hide Details Also in 2010, it was confirmed that he, along with Melanie Fiona, would feature on The Freedom Tour with Alicia Keys. As of October 2011, the album has sold 289,000 copies in the United States.
  • 2009
    Age 31
    Earlier in 2009, on October 14, Leighton Meester's debut single "Somebody to Love", featuring Thicke, was released.
    More Details Hide Details Thicke told MTV he hoped to have Lil Wayne on the album. He also pointed out that he was featured on Lil Wayne's last two albums, and Lil Wayne was on his last two albums. "We're kind of good luck charms for each other."
    Seven months after the release of Something Else, Billboard.com announced that Thicke would release his fourth studio album in the fall of 2009, his first to not be mainly self-produced.
    More Details Hide Details The album, titled Sex Therapy, had its release date postponed to winter, on December 15, 2009. The first single from the album was the title track, produced by Polow Da Don, which in March 2010 became Thicke's second song to top the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The lead single for international markets was "Rollacosta" featuring singer Estelle. The second U.S. single was "It's in the Mornin'" featuring Snoop Dogg. "Shakin' It for Daddy", featuring rapper Nicki Minaj, produced by Polow Da Don, was supposed to be released as a single at some point, however, its release was eventually canceled. Speaking of the musical background to Sex Therapy, Thicke told Pete Lewis – Deputy Editor of Blues & Soul – "I'm always gonna have the influence of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Al Green in my music. But with this album I also wanted to show my hip hop side. I grew up listening to Run-DMC and N.W.A and Biggie and Pac and Jay-Z... So I really wanted to make a record that represented how much that music has influenced me."
    He co-headlined a U.S. tour with Jennifer Hudson, which began March 31, 2009 in Albany, New York, and wrapped up 25 shows later in Biloxi, Mississippi.
    More Details Hide Details At the start of the tour, Thicke released "Dreamworld" as the official third single from Something Else. As of April 2009, Something Else has shifted over 435,000 units in the U.S.
    On February 8, 2009, at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, Thicke took the stage alongside Lil' Wayne to perform their song "Tie My Hands" from the Grammy-winning album Tha Carter III (the song was also featured on Something Else) which was followed by Thicke and Lil' Wayne participating in a medley of "Big Chief" and "My Feet Can't Fail Me Now" led by jazz musicians Allen Toussaint, Terence Blanchard, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band in tribute to New Orleans and the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
    More Details Hide Details Thicke appeared on an episode of ABC's The Bachelor to perform "Magic" and "The Sweetest Love" for the remaining female contestants. Thicke wrote and produced a track for the movie Precious in which his wife Paula Patton also starred, though it did not appear on the soundtrack and remains unreleased.
  • 2008
    Age 30
    Thicke released his third solo album, titled Something Else, on September 30, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 charts and sold 137,000 copies in the first week. The first single from the album, "Magic", was a further expansion of the R&B sound that powered his 2006 breakthrough, The Evolution of Robin Thicke. "Magic" went on to peak at number two on the Adult R&B chart, number six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart and number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He followed this success with the second single, "The Sweetest Love", which peaked at number two on the Adult R&B chart and number 20 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. During an interview to promote his third album, Thicke explained that:
  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 29
    He also performed a one-off UK concert at KOKO in London on September 24, 2007.
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    In late 2007, Thicke finished promotion for the album as the featured opening act for the North American leg of Beyoncé's US tour, The Beyoncé Experience.
    More Details Hide Details Other notable performances in support of the album and its single "Lost Without U" include the 2007 BET Awards, The 2007 MOBO Awards, American Idol, and the 2007 Soul Train Music Awards.
    On April 19, 2007, Thicke performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show, singing "Lost Without U".
    More Details Hide Details He returned to the show a month later, on May 29, performing "Complicated" and Oprah's favorite song from the album, "Would That Make U Love Me", while also promoting Beyoncé's tour, on which he would be an opening act. Oprah revealed that Thicke's initial appearance garnered a strong reaction, noting that people called the show to say that they didn't know he would be on. Oprah explained, "So what I wanted to do was to accommodate all of the people who missed it the first time... In order to do that, I had to do something I've never done before. I got on the phone and asked this very special guest if he would consider coming back."
    On March 23, 2007, The Evolution of Robin Thicke was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
    More Details Hide Details With album sales of over 1.5 million copies sold domestically, The Evolution of Robin Thicke became a commercial success in the United States. Thicke and his record label Interscope soon considered potential tracks to be released as the album's next and third single. Thicke's preference was the track "Can U Believe", which peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. On October 2, 2007, the track "Got 2 Be Down" was released as the album's fourth official single. The single peaked at number 60 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks.
    In the February 24, 2007 issue of Billboard, Thicke simultaneously topped four Billboard charts: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, and Adult R&B Songs, a feat he would duplicate in the March 17 issue.
    More Details Hide Details Following its re-release as a Deluxe Edition (with three new bonus tracks) on February 13, 2007, the album peaked at number five on the Billboard 200.
  • 2006
    Age 28
    The video for his second single, the ballad "Lost Without U", was released in the autumn of 2006.
    More Details Hide Details The song began appearing on Billboard R&B charts in November of that year. With the assistance of radio airplay, the song became his breakout hit, reaching number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spending 11 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, making him the first Caucasian male artist to top that chart since George Michael did so in 1988 with "One More Try".
    To promote the album, Thicke toured with India.Arie and then opened for John Legend in late 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 27
    They were married in 2005, and have a son, Julian Fuego Thicke, born in 2010.
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    Confessions would go on to sell 20 million copies worldwide and win the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Thicke co-wrote and produced the song "Tie My Hands" on Lil' Wayne's multi-platinum selling album Tha Carter III which went on to win Best Rap Album. Thicke wrote and produced the song "Giving Myself" for the album Jennifer Hudson which went on to win Best R&B Album. In total, albums on which Thicke has been credited for his work (in capacities including writer, producer, arranger, vocalist, and musician) have sold over 60 million copies worldwide. Throughout his career, Thicke has worked most frequently with long-time production partner Pro Jay (James Gass), whose contributions have appeared on all of Thicke's own studio albums and whose name can be found alongside Thicke's in writing and producing credits for other artists. Thicke also often enlists veteran session guitarist and songwriter Bobby Keyes as well as keyboardist and music director Larry Cox to contribute to his projects.
    Signed to Star Trak in 2005, Thicke continued work on his second album, The Evolution of Robin Thicke.
    More Details Hide Details The first single, "Wanna Love U Girl", featured producer Williams and charted successfully on urban radio in the United Kingdom. For the video, Thicke changed his appearance, cutting off his trademark long hair. In 2006, a remix version of the song was filmed with rapper Busta Rhymes. Nearly a year after the single was released, the album was released on October 3, 2006.
  • 2002
    Age 24
    In 2002, Thicke released his debut single "When I Get You Alone".
    More Details Hide Details The track samples Walter Murphy's "A Fifth of Beethoven", which itself is a disco rendition of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. The music video for the song received some rotation on MTV2 and BET's Rated Next and was spun moderately on pop and urban radio, peaking at number forty-nine on Radio & Records Pop chart. Globally, however, "When I Get You Alone" became a chart success when it peaked in the Top 20 in Australia, Belgium, and Italy, and reached the Top 10 of the singles charts in New Zealand and the Top 3 in the Netherlands. The moderate success was enough to signal the release of the album in 2003 with its name changed to A Beautiful World.
  • 2001
    Age 23
    While piecing his album together, Thicke began working with veteran producer and label executive Andre Harrell and, under his guidance, eventually signed with Interscope for a second time as part of Harrell's and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds' Nu America imprint label in 2001.
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  • 1999
    Age 21
    The demo Michael recorded in 1999 was released on November 16, 2004 as an album track of his limited edition box set The Ultimate Collection.
    More Details Hide Details As an artist, he recorded and performed solely under his surname, Thicke. He would continue to do so until 2005. At the age of 22, after a fruitless involvement with Tommy Mottola and Epic Records following the end of his first deal with Interscope, Thicke resolved himself to work chiefly on material for his debut album, initially titled Cherry Blue Skies, planning to use his own money to fund the project. As Thicke told Billboard, "I decided I was going to save money to make my album, and I hoped to offer it to labels–take it or leave it–so I didn't have to negotiate how to make my music."
    In 1999, Thicke co-wrote the song "Fall Again" with Walter Afanasieff, which was intended to be a track on Michael Jackson's 2001 album Invincible, but it failed to be presented as a completed song.
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    Among his work for other artists, Thicke co-wrote "Love Is on My Side" on Brandy's eponymous debut album; he also wrote for 3T's Brotherhood, and collaborated with Jordan Knight, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on several songs in Knight's 1999 album Jordan Knight including the Billboard top 10 hit Give It To You.
    More Details Hide Details According to Thicke, Knight also invested in the ability of the young songwriter early on by purchasing studio equipment for him. He also co-wrote the song "When You Put Your Hands on Me" for Christina Aguilera's debut album and co-wrote and produced three songs for Mýa's sophomore release, Fear of Flying.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Born
    Thicke was born on March 10, 1977, in Los Angeles, California.
    More Details Hide Details 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, and a younger half-brother, Carter. As a child, Thicke's parents were supportive of his musical inclinations; his father helped him to write and structure his first songs. Yet, according to Thicke, his father would not pay for Thicke (then in his early teens) and his vocal group, As One, to record a professionally produced demo tape, wanting Robin to focus on his studies and graduate from school before committing to the pursuit of a career in music. The demo ultimately was paid for by jazz vocalist Al Jarreau, an uncle of one of the group members. Thicke's demo made its way to R&B artist Brian McKnight, who was impressed enough by Thicke to invite him into the studio to work with him. Thicke was signed to McKnight's production company; "Anyway", a song co-written with Thicke, was featured on McKnight's second album I Remember You. Thicke's peers jokingly nicknamed him "Brian McWhite". It was Thicke's association with McKnight, who Thicke counts as one of his first mentors, that led him to his acquaintance with Jimmy Iovine and helped him to land his first recording contract with Interscope Records at the age of 16.
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