Self-taught pianist Robin Thicke, the son of actor Alan Thicke, wrote and produced songs for Michael Jackson, Marc Anthony, Pink and Christina Aguilera all before he was 21. Signing with Interscope Records, Thicke released the album A Beautiful World in 2003, but it wasn’t until 2006 when his breakout second album, The Evolution of Robin Thicke, was released that the performer became a household name.
Having toured with Beyonce and Mary J. Blige, Thicke appeared as a judge on ABC’s reality singing competition show Duets alongside John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Nettles.
In 2013, Thicke released “Blurred Lines,” a collaboration with T.I. and Pharrell that served as the lead single off his sixth studio album of the same name. The song’s video — for which Thicke sought approval from his wife, actress Paula Patton — features topless models and garnered more than a million views in the days after its release online.
Thicke and Patton have a son, Julian Fuego Thicke. Married in 2005, the couple announced their split in 2014.