In so very many ways, Robin Thicke is not a chip off the old block. While Daddy wrote some songs, including some with Robin's mother, they were mainly theme songs for television shows, like Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life. But both his parents were better known as actors, as both Gloria Loring and Alan Thicke had great careers. But instead of writing TV music, Robin wanted to do something else, and was soon writing R&B and Hop-Hop, not just for himself, but for many of the top names in the business. Those names included Jordon Knight, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, and Mary J. Blige among others.
I first heard his music back in 2003 when he had When I Get You Alone in release. I think it still remains one of my favorite songs of his, from the album A Beautiful World. It garnered some attention when it was covered by the amazing Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian during his finals victory. It didn't chart in the US, but I still love to hear it.
I know that many of the women I know, as well as several of the boys, went crazy for 2006 hit, Lost Without U. I thought the song, sung in falsetto, was quite fun. It was the second single from The Evolution of Robin Thicke, and topped the US R&B chart, and went to #14 on the US Hot 100 chart. The song was certified Platinum in sales.
In 2008, Thicke released the song Magic, the first single off the Something Else album. It went to #6 on the R&B chart, and #2 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.
In 2009, Thicke released the album Sex Therapy. The image he was now sporting was, well, you get it, right? He seems to have picked up where Marvin Gaye left off, growing more and more sensual and sexual in his music. This is the title cut from the album, which went to #1 on the R&B chart.
For more about Robin Thicke, check out his official website here. You can also purchase his work wherever music is sold.