Robin Thicke (born Robin Charles Thicke 10.03.77)
Robin Thicke is an American singer/songwriter, best known for his controversial 2013 single, 'Blurred Lines'.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Robin Thicke has a net worth of 15 million USD.
Childhood: Robin Thicke was born to Canadian actor Alan Thicke and American singer and actress, Gloria Loring, in Los Angles, California. He has an older brother, Brennan, who worked as a voice-actor in the 1980s. When Thicke was seven-years-old, his parents separated. Thicke's father refused to pay for his vocal group, after he recorded his first demo as a teenager. Jazz singer Al Jarreau, the uncle of one of the group's members, ended up paying for the group's demo. The demo was heard by singer/songwriter Brian McKnight, who later helped Thicke by inviting him to his recording studio to contribute to his second studio album. At the age of sixteen, Thicke signed a contract with Interscope Records. With his career in the music industry beginning, Thicke moved out and lived by himself at the age of seventeen.
Career: Robin Thicke prepared for his debut studio album, 'Cherry Blue Skies', in 2000. It took until 2002 before he released his debut single, 'When I Get You Alone'. With only moderate success, Thicke released his debut album, now titled 'A Beautiful World', in 2003. The album opened at number 150 on the Billboard 200 List. On 3rd October, 2006, Thicke released his second studio album, titled 'The Evolution of Robin Thicke', which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard 200 List. Two years later, Thicke released 'Something Else' - his third studio album, on 30th September, 2008. It debuted at number 3 on Billboard's 200 List. The following year, he released 'Sex Therapy: The Session', on 15th December 2009, debuting at number 9 on the list. On 6th December 2011, Thicke released his fifth studio album, 'Love After War'. On 26th March, 2013, Thicke released the first single from his upcoming sixth studio album, both of which were entitled 'Blurred Lines'. The song received a large amount of controversy for its lyrics and sexual connotations. The album was first released in Germany on 12th July, 2013, before being released in the US on 30th of the same month. In June, 2014, Thicke announced that he was working on a seventh studio album, entitled 'Paula', which was to be entirely dedicated to his estranged ex-wife. The album was released on 1st July, 2014, despite reaching the 9th spot on Billboard's list, the album only just sold over 500 copies in the UK and Canada in its first week.
Personal Life: Robin Thicke first met Paula Patton at the age of 14, in 1991. Two years later, at the age of 16, the couple began to date, and they were married in 2005. In 2010, Thicke and Patton had a child together, named Julian Fuego Thicke. In February, 2014, they separated, with Patton filing for divorce on 9th October 2014.
The pair have been estranged for over a year, and their divorce will be officially finished next month.
In legal documents obtained by the entertainment website, the ex-couple were formally granted their divorce on March 17th, a full five months after Patton had filed and over a year since they had started living apart in February 2014.
Back then, they said to People “We will always love each other and be best friends. However, we have mutually decided to separate at this time.” The pair were former teenage sweethearts, having met at school. Famously, Thicke dedicated his most recent album, Paula, to her in an attempt to win her back, but its sales were hugely lower than expected.
Continue reading: Robin Thicke And Paula Patton's Divorce Finalised
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have lost their case against Marvin Gaye's family.
A jury has ruled that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke breached copyright when writing their 2013 monster hit Blurred Lines. Jurors found that that one of the best-selling singles of all time copied segments of Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit Got To Give It Up.
Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke have lost their Blurred Lines case
The family of the late soul singer has been awarded $7.3 million in damages though Thicke and Williams are believed to be appealing the decision, calling it a "horrible precedent".
Continue reading: Jury Awards Marvin Gaye's Family $7.3 Million in 'Blurred Lines' Case
The 'Happy' star spoke to GQ Style magazine about his recent success.
With pretty much the whole world at his feet having had the biggest selling single of the last few years, you could perhaps excuse Pharrell Williams for being immodest. But in a new interview he was very humble when comparing himself to one of his musical idols Jay-Z.
Speaking with Germany’s GQ Style magazine, the 41 year old said he would “sound braggy” if he were to rap like Jay-Z and use the same lyrics that he does. He believes that all artists should find their own style and that imitating someone else is unlikely to pay off.
Pharrell Williams performing live in 2014
Continue reading: Pharrell Says He Could Never Rap Like Jay Z
Pharrell Williams said that he recognised the similarities between songs but did not copy Marvin Gaye's work.
Pharrell Williams says he did not have Marvin Gaye's song Got To Give It Up in mind when writing his pop mega-hit Blurred Lines though was "channelling...that late 70s feeling." Williams, Robin Thicke and rapper T.I are being sued by Gaye's family over similarities between the 1977 song and the 2013 pop hit.
Pharrell Williams testified in court, saying that although he recognised the likeness between songs, he did not copy Marvin Gaye
In court, Pharrell conceded that he recognised a likeness between his and Gaye's songs though that ultimately it was an entirely original composition.
Continue reading: Pharrell Williams Denies Copying Marvin Gaye on 'Blurred Lines'
Robin Thicke treated the court to a lovely selection of hits.
Robin Thicke performed a medley of U2's With Or Without You, The Beatles' Let It Be, Alphaville's Forever Young, Bob Marley's No Woman No Cry and Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror during the second day of the Blurred Lines trial.
Robin Thicke performed a medley of hits in court on day two of the Blurred Lines court-case
The pop artist provided a part-musical testimony while several members of Marvin Gaye's family and Pharrell Williams were present in court.
Continue reading: Robin Thicke Just Performed U2 and Beatles Songs in Court
Robin Thicke - A host of celebrities were out in number to attend the 17th Annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert 'Lean On Me: A Celebration of Music and Philanthropy' which was held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 6th February 2015
Robin Thicke - Photographs as the Hotel and casino SLS Las Vegas celebrated New Year's Eve with host Robin Thicke at the Foxtail Nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 31st December 2014