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Robin Alan Thicke (born March 10, 1977) is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actor. He is the son of Canadian actor Alan Thicke and American singer and actress Gloria Loring.

He got his start in the music industry as a songwriter, working with the likes of Lil Wayne and Usher, among others. In 2002, he released his debut single, "When I Get You Alone", and a year later, his first album, A Beautiful World. Although it and his following albums were successful, he remained obscure.

Things changed in 2013 when he released "Blurred Lines", the lead single to his sixth album of the same name. The song became one of the best-selling singles in history, while its music video quickly went viral, amidst considerable controversy for its content. This culminated in an infamous performance at the 2013 VMAs with Miley Cyrus. The song gained further controversy when the family and estate of the late Marvin Gaye and music publisher Bridgeport Music successfully sued Thicke and co-writer/co-performer Pharrell Williams for copyright infringement towards Gaye's 1977 song "Got to Give It Up", which led to Gaye's family earning US$7.4 million (though later lowered to US$5.3 million) in damages and Gaye receiving a songwriting credit.

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Since 2019, Thicke has been one of the judges and permanent panelists on The Masked Singer.


Discography:

  • A Beautiful World (2003)
  • The Evolution of Robin Thicke (2006)
  • Something Else (2008)
  • Sex Therapy: The Session (2009)
  • Love After War (2011)
  • Blurred Lines (2013)
  • Paula (2014)
  • On Earth, and in Heaven (2021)

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