Robin Thicke. biography
Robin Thicke was born on March 10, 1977, in Los Angeles to TV actor Alan Thicke and singer Gloria Loring, leading to an early interest in music.
After being mentored by established singers such as Brian McKnight, Robin caught the attention of famed executive producer Jimmy Lovine and entered the market as an up-and-coming artist.
Although his debut album A Beautiful World (2003) only debuted at number 152 on the Billboard 200 chart with a mere first-week sales of 63,000 copies, its lead single “When I Get You Alone” found a great amount of exposure when it was sang by Blake Lewis during the 2007 season of American Idol as well as Darren Criss during Season 2 of Glee.
Soon after signing with The Neptunes label Star Trak, Thicke gained international success in part of his second album The Evolution of Robin Thicke (2007) peaking at number five on the Billboard. The album further ignited his growing popularity when its lead singles “Wanna Love U Girl” and “Lost Without U” debuted atop the charts.
In 2008, Thicke released his third album Something Else, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of over 140,000 copies. Its lead single “Magic” became a commercial hit, peaking at number two on the Urban AC chart as well as the follow-up single “The Sweetest Love” reaching number one.
Debuting at number nine on the Billboard 200, Thicke’s fourth studio album Sex Therapy (2009) featured the rising artist alongside some of the industry’s most respected musician, including Estelle on “Rollercoasta” and Jay-Z on “Meiple.”
Thicke’s fifth album Love After War continued launching his celebrity status to new heights when it sold 41,000 in its first-week while its lead single “Love After War” reached number 14 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
In 2013, Thicke transformed into an established, sought-after musician when his sixth studio album Blurred Lines debuted at number one on the both the Scottish and UK Albums Charts. Featuring the hit single “Blurred Lines,” Thicke popularity shot through the roof following the release of the single “We Can’t Stop,” which he later sang at the 2013 MTV Video Music Award alongside Miley Cyrus in a confusing, sex-infused performance.