Who is Robin Thicke?
Robin Alan Thicke is an American singer-songwriter, and record producer. He rose to international fame in 2013 with his single “Blurred Lines” with ranked at #1 on the US Billboard hot 100.
Detailed Robin Thicke Biography
In his earlier years, he performed in small acting roles in such films as “The Wonder Years”, “The New Lassie”, “Just the Ten of Us” and a number of episodes of “Growing Pains”. As he did this, he also had musical inclinations which were greatly supported by his parents.
Thicke moved out on his own at age 17, during his senior year of high school, earning a living and supporting himself as a professional record producer and songwriter. Initially, he signed himself as a singer but later started off developing himself as a songwriter and producer for other artists before making his own. In those times, he wrote songs for many notable artists. As an artist, he recorded and performed solely under his surname, Thicke. He would continue to do so until 2005.
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At age 22, he resolved to work on his debut album, which was initially to be called Cherry Blue Skies. He released his first single in 2002 titled “When I Get You Alone” which peaked #49 on Radio & Records Pop chart. This signaled the release of the album in 2003 with its name changed to A Beautiful World. The album was at #152 on the Billboard 200 albums Chart. The album’s under-performance troubled Thicke personally, but it proved enough to make him a wanted collaborator.
The performance of his first album led to a several-month-long stalemate between Robin and his record label citing that the label lost his faith in his own ability to sell. In 2005, he signed to Star Trak and began working on his second album The Evolution Of Robin Thicke. The first single “Wanna Love U Girl” charted successfully on urban radio in the United Kingdom. Almost a year after the single was released, the album was released on October 3, 2006. On March 23, 2007, The Evolution of Robin Thicke was certified Platinum by the RIAA and became a commercial success in the United States.
His third solo album, Something Else was released on the 30th of September 2008 and debuted at#3 on the Billboard 200 Charts. The first single from the album, “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.
Seven months after the release of Something Else, Billboard.com announced that Thicke would release his fourth studio album titled Sex Therapy in the fall of 2009. This album would be his first not to be self-produced. The album had its release date postponed to winter, on December 15, 2009. The first single from the album was the title track which became his second song to top the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. 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.
On the 6th of December 2011, he released his fifth studio album, Love After War. The album debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200 and #6 on the “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums”. The album has produced three singles, “Love After War”, “Pretty Lil Heart”, and “All Tied Up” of which all three were successful. Thicke also served as a judge on the ABC television show “Duets” which premiered May 24, 2012, and featured John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, and Kelly Clarkson.
He released his “Blurred Lines” on the 26th of March 2013 featuring T.I. and Pharrell as the lead single to his sixth studio album of the same name. 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”. He did not appear in the show’s second season as he wanted to focus on his music and drew him away from finishing his album.
The new album Blurred Lines was released on July 30, 2013. The song and related music videos also received criticism for being misogynistic and promoting rape culture, with some critics calling the lyrics “creepy” and the song “rapey”. On the 25th of August 2013 at the MTV Video Music Awards, Thicke performed “Blurred Lines” with Miley Cyrus, followed by “Give It 2 U” with 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar. The performance drew negative reactions for its alleged raunchiness, sexism, racism, slut-shaming, and cultural appropriation.
In June 2014, he announced that his next album would be called Paula, dedicated to his former wife. The album’s lead single “Get Her Back” was released on May 19, 2014. The album was originally set to be released in the fall of that year but was pushed forward and released on July 1, 2014, five weeks after the release of its lead single. Paula ranked at #9 on the Billboard 200. After some time staying away from the spotlight, he returned to the spotlight at the 2015 BET Awards to sing the Smokey Robinson and The Miracles hit “Ooo Baby Baby” in tribute to Smokey Robinson. He later rejoined the cast of “Real Husbands of Hollywood” in 2016 for its fifth season. In January 2019, Thicke began appearing as a panelist on the reality competition series The Masked Singer.
Over the years, he has collaborated with numerous well-known artists such as Christina Aguilera, 3T, T.I., Nicki Minaj, K. Michelle, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Flo Rida, Brandy, Kid Cudi, and Mary J. Blige who have contributed greatly to his success.
What is Robin Thicke Age?
He was born on the 10th of March 1977 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Who’re Robin Thicke Parents?
He was born to the Canadian actor, Alan Thicke, and American actress-singer Gloria Loring. He has an older brother named Brennan, who worked as a voice actor in the ’80s, and a younger half brother Carter. As a child, he got great support from his parents in id pursuit of a career in music; his father even helped him to write and structure his first songs.
Who’re Robin Thicke Children?
He has three children, the first, a son Julian Fuego Thicke, born on April 7, 2010, to him and his previous wife, Paula. The other two he bore with his girlfriend, April, a daughter Mia Love Thicke born on February 22, 2018, and another daughter, Lola Alain Thicke, born on February 26, 2019.
Who’s Robin Thicke Wife?
He was previously married to Paula Patton, an actress. The two began dating when he was 16. He met the actress in 1991 at an under-21 hip-hop club called ‘Balistyx’ on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, when he asked her to dance. The couple got married in 2005. After 21 years together, and almost nine years in marriage, the couple broke it off in 2014, and finalized their divorce in March 2015.
Robin Thicke Girlfriend
Recently, he has been dating April Love Geary, whom he got engaged to on the Christmas Eve of 2018
What is Robin Thicke Net Worth 2020?
He has a net worth of about 15 million dollars.
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Robin Thicke Height
He stands at a height of 1.87 m (6 feet 2 inches).