Wednesday, April 05, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Robin Thicke

Artist:Robin Thicke f/Pharrell & T.I.
Song:Blurred Lines
Album:Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke was a successful songwriter and producer before he scored a worldwide number one hit with Blurred Lines in 2013. He lost a plagiarism lawsuit but he is currently appealing. He was born Mar. 10, 1977 in Los Angeles. I think most folks know his parents are Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring who both had success in music. His dad helped him learn songwriting. As a teen, Thicke had a group called As One. He asked his dad to pay for a demo but dad wanted him to finish high school first. They recorded a demo paid for by jazz singer Al Jarreau who was uncle to one of the other members. Brian McKnight invited them to his studio. This led to Thicke signing a record contract with Interscope at age 16. Instead of recording, he got into songwriting and producing for others including Brandy, Jordan Knight and Mya. Thicke signed with Andre Harrell and Babyface's label Nu America. He finally released his debut CD A Beautiful World in 2003 and he had some success with the single When I Get You Alone. Thick was disappointed with the album's performance. Nu America could have promoted it better and that led to Thicke leaving and signing with Pharrell Williams' Star Trak label still distributed by Interscope. Thicke had moderate commercial success until the 2013 single Blurred Lines blew up and topped the charts worldwide. Thicke wrote the song with Williams and a rap by T.I. The problem is they got sued by Marvin Gaye's estate for plagiarizing Got To Give You Up. They lost but are now appealing. Williams claims that Blurred Lines was influenced by Got To Give You Up but he didn't plagiarize it. Boy, that's a slippery slope. In 2014, Thicke released the album Paula in an attempt to win back ex-wife Paula Patton. That didn't work and the album didn't sell. He's in a custody war with her now. Thicke has recorded a new album called Morning Sun. A couple of singles were released but the album has not been released yet. And I don't expect it to be released as long as he's in that custody war. At least if his recording career doesn't pan out Thicke can always go back to writing and producing for others. Here's the video for Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I. This is the unrated version so it is NSFW due to nudity.
DJ EDU - robin thicke - blurred lines org from edu berrospi on Vimeo.

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