Robin Thicke facts for kids
Thicke in 2012
|Birth name||Robin Charles Thicke|
|Also known as||Thicke|
|Born||March 10, 1977
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||R&B, soul, hip hop|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, musician|
|Labels||Nu America, Star Trak, Geffen, Interscope|
|Associated acts||Lil Wayne
Thicke's earlier records were put out under his last name. He has written the songs of many musicians, including though not limited to Jennifer Hudson, Usher and many more. He was signed to Interscope Records at the age of 16. His first album was released in 2003. His second album was released in 2006. It was much more successful and sold 1.5 million copies. In 2013 it was reported that Thicke wrote, directed, and acts in a short film called Mercy. Thicke's single "Blurred Lines" sold more than any other song in 2013.
In March 2013 his song "Blurred Lines", featuring T.I. and Pharrell, was released through Star Trak Recordings. It was a worldwide hit, reaching number one in the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland.
On July 30 the album Blurred Lines was released in the US. It entered the Billboard chart at #1.
In August the song was performed at the MTV Video Music Awards with Miley Cyrus. The performance was the most Tweeted-about event in history. Thicke also performed Give It 2 U with Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz.
Give It 2 U, Blurred Lines' second single, was officially released August 27. It features rappers Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz. will.i.am was one of the writers. Like Blurred Lines, the video is directed by Diane Martel. It reached 25 in the Billboard Hot 100. The third single is to be '4 the Rest of My Life'.
Thicke was married to Paula Patton until October 2014. He has a three-year-old son, Julian Fuego.
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