American singer, actor, composer and producer Robin Thicke was born in 1977 in Los Angeles. Robin’s parents are people of art, and that is why it is not a big surprise that their son once had decided to follow his parents’ steps. The performer’s father, a famous actor and musician Alan Thicke promoted Robin a love to Bruce Springsteen’s compositions, while Robin’s mother, an actress Gloria Loring, introduced to her son the creativity of Luther Vandross and Whitney Houston. This way the young Thicke fell in love with music, and pretty soon he started trying his own strength in the field of songwriting.
That is how Robin Thicke’s career began – he did not start performing just at once, instead he had been writing songs for other artist for some time. He had worked with Brandy Norwood and wrote her a composition Love Is On My Side, which was included into her debut album; the young composer also collaborated with the band 3T and such performers as Jordan Knight, Christina Aguilera and many others. All the tracks that somehow were worked out and developed by Robin, proved to be successful this way or another, and Thicke established a reputation of an amazing and talented composer. Thus, for example, Lil Wayne’s record titled Tha Carter III won the Grammy Award in the category The Best Rap Album in 2009 – Robin wrote Lil Wayne a song called Tie My Hands, which definitely played its significant role in the album’s general success. Well, Robin as a composer recommended himself just fine and demonstrated his strong points. It is quite logical to assume that he had thought about a solo career not even once.
Robin’s very first studio attempt titled Cherry Blue Skies was released in 2000, and later, in 2003 it was re-issued under the title A Beautiful World. However the musician had to wait for a commercial success for a while: the debut album did not prove to be a breakthrough. Nevertheless, the performer was not confused by that fact and he just kept on working. Thus, Thicke enlarged his discography in 2006 by releasing his second solo record - The Evolution of Robin Thicke. That creation attracted a lot of attention from listeners and musical critics, and it must be mentioned – this attention was totally well-deserved. The Evolution of Robin Thicke made a confident way to the very top of rhythm-and-blues chart, which means that musical lovers enjoyed Robin’s new creation a lot. Two years later Thicke plased his fans with the third studio attempt titled Something Else (2008). It proved to be as fascinating as its predecessor, and many experts even compared Robin’s manner of performance with the style of great Marvin Gaye.
Robin was in an outstanding shape, and that is why it took him only one year to prepare material for his brand new album. By the way, at the same time he was still busy with his producer activity. His long play Sex Therapy saw the light in 2009 and it totally satisfied all his fans’ expectations, providing the signature sound, which absorbed all the best sides of rhythm-and-blues, soul and other genres. In 2011 the artist enlarged his discography with another excellent album - Love After War became the singer’s fifth studio record. He still sings about love, as soon as one can talk or sing about it for ever. Moreover, Robin’s music fits this theme just perfectly. He has some energetic, romantic and beautiful compositions, so it will be quite easy to choose a song for a certain mood. If you enjoy high-quality soul music, be sure, that Robin’s art will not leave you unfazed.