Follow TV Tropes

Following

Music / Robin Thicke

Go To

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rthicke.jpg
Advertisement:

Robin Charles Thicke (born March 10, 1977) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and producer.

A son of the late Alan Thicke, 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, admist considerable controversy for its content. This culminated in a (in)famous performance at the 2013 VMAs with Miley Cyrus.

Following this, however, his life soon became embroiled in drama. In 2014, he divorced from his wife of 21 years, Paula Patton, who alleged he had a reputation for infidelity, drug, and physical abuse. The rest of the year was tumultuous; he was heckled on Twitter, the estate of Marvin Gaye filed a lawsuit, alleging that "Blurred Lines" ripped off Gaye's song "Got To Give It Up", which controversially resulted in him being forced to pay $7.4 million to the estate, and his seventh album, Paula, in part a tribute to his ex-wife, became an embarrassment to him. The year's events caused him to take a brief hiatus from music.

Advertisement:

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)

Tropes relevant to his works:


Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback