Robin Thicke is a Canadian-American songwriter, singer, actor, dancer, TV personality, and record producer. He rose to fame as a singer with the release of “Blurred Lines” in 2013, which peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, skyrocketing his popularity.
Other hit singles released by the singer include “Lost Without U,” “Sex Therapy,” and “Magic.” Robin has written songs for various artists and has worked with the likes of Lil Wayne, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Guy Sebastian, 50 Cent, Mya, Usher, T.I, Pharell, Jordan Knight, Brian McKnight, Christina Aguilera, Flo Rida, Jessie J, Mary J Blige, Nicki Minaj, Estelle, and Snoop Dogg.
Robin Thicke has several studio albums to his name and has worked on the albums of other artists, including Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter III‘ and Usher’s ‘Confessions.’ His debut studio album “Cherry Blue Skies” is one of his most successful music albums to date.
Unlike other celebrities who came from a poor background, Robin Thicke hails from a rich family. He is the son of Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring, who are in the TV and film industry.
Robin Thicke has a net worth of $15 million. This post tells you about his biography, music career, filmography, how he made his money, and other essential details.
|Full Name||Robin Charles Thicke|
|Stage Name||Robin Thicke|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California|
|Ethnicity||English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Norwegian|
|Date of Birth||March 10, 1977|
|Age||46 years (2023)|
|Height||6′ 1″ (1.87 m)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lbs)|
|Parents||Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring|
|Siblings||Brennan Thicke and Carter William (step-brother)|
|Education||Montclair College Prep School|
|Marital Status||Divorced (Paula Patton)|
|Girlfriend||April Love Geary|
|Kids/Children||4 (Julian Fuego, Mia Love, Lola Alain, and Luca Patrick)|
|Occupation||Songwriter, Singer, Actor, Entertainer|
|Source of Wealth||Acting & film appearances, Music, Touring, Album and Record Sales, Songwriting, Music Producing, and other business ventures|
|Net Worth||$15 Million|
Early Life and Biography
Robin Charles Thicke was born on the 10th of March 1977 in the city of Los Angeles, California to Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring. His father, Alan, was an actor and TV host famous for his role in “Growing Pains.”
Likewise, his mother, Gloria Loring, was an actor and singer, who appeared on the NBC daytime drama entitled “Day of Our Lives.” Robin’s parents got divorced at the time he was seven years of age. However, he wasn’t the only child of his parents. He has an older brother and another sibling, who happens to be his step-brother.
Robin had a penchant for music as a child and his parents provided every support. However, his father didn’t provide support on one occasion. Robin revealed his father refused to provide financial assistance for his music crew to record their professional demo tape.
According to Robin, his father wished for him to focus on his studies more. Later, it was Al Jarreau, a jazz vocalist and the uncle of one of the group members who paid $1,000 for the group to record their demo tape.
The demo tape eventually got to R&B sensation, Brian McKnight, who was stunned by Thicke’s talent and signed him to his production company straightaway.
Robin Thicke maintained a close relationship with McKnight after becoming a part of his team. He helped McKnight write a couple of songs such as “Anyway,” a track off McKnight’s sophomore album.
Brian McKnight played a crucial role in Robin’s musical journey as he introduced him to music industry executives and key players such as Jimmy Lovine, who offered him a deal at Interscope Records. Robin was only 16 years old when he signed to Interscope Records.
At 17, Robin was already a professional singer, songwriter, and music producer. He was an accomplished songwriter, working on songs such as “Brotherhood” by 3T and Brandy’s “Love Is on My Side.”
In his late teens, which was the early period of his music career, Robin collaborated with several artists and wrote songs for musicians like Mya, Terra Lewis, Brandy, Christina Aguilera, Jimmy Jam, and Jordan Knight.
Around this period, he had recorded his own tracks, picking his surname “Thicke” as his stage name until 2005.
At the expiry of his first record deal with Interscope Records, Thicke briefly worked with Epic Records before joining Interscope again. In 2002, he dropped his debut single “When I Get You Alone” under Babyface‘s Nu America imprint.
The song was a chart-topping track and was a success in Australia, reaching the Top 20 chart. It also performed well in Italy, New Zealand, and the Netherlands. The success of the song allowed him to build momentum for his first studio album.
In 2003, Thicke’s debut studio album “A Beautiful World” was released. Although the album peaked at number #152 on the Billboard 200, it failed to reach expectations. Despite the setback, Thicke continued working on his music. Artists such as Mary J. Blige and Usher reached out to him for a potential collaboration and they began working on several projects.
Interscope Records was doubtful about Thicke’s ability to sell albums, so the release of his second album was delayed due to creative and financial disagreements between the artist and the record company.
At the time, Pharrell Williams had secured a distribution deal with Interscope for his company, Star Trak, and was impressed by Thicke’s musical genius. Eventually, Williams signed Thicke to his record label, Star Trak, in 2005.
In October 2006, Thicke’s second studio album titled “The Evolution of Robin Thicke” was released. One of the songs in the album “Lost Without U” peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Robin Thicke’s second album was a success. It sold more than 1.5 million copies in the United States alone. Also, The Evolution of Robin Thicke album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Without a doubt, Robin Thicke’s second album remains one of his best-selling albums to date. Since the release of his sophomore album, Thicke has released more studio albums, including:
- Something Else (2008).
- Sex Therapy: The Session (2009).
- Love After War (2011).
- Blurred Lines (2013).
- Paula (2014).
- On Earth, and in Heaven (2021).
In 2007, Thicke was the featured opening artist in Beyoncé‘s North American tour titled “The Beyoncé Experience”.
In September 2008, his third studio album “Something Else” was released. The album debuted on the third position (#3) on the Billboard 200 chart. In December 2009, Thicke dropped his fourth studio album titled “Sex Therapy.” The album featured guest appearances from the likes of Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, and Estelle.
In December 2011, his fifth studio album entitled “Love After War” was released, and it debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200 chart. In July 2013, Thicke released his sixth studio album titled “Blurred Lines.” The album’s lead single, also titled “Blurred Lines” featuring rapper T.I and Pharrell Williams was released in March 2013.
Soon after the song “Blurred Lines” was released, Marvin Gaye’s estate sued Robin Thicke and his co-writer/producer Pharrell Wiliams for copyright infringement. They alleged the song featured similarity to the 1977 track “Got to Give It Up.” According to the court filings, Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” generated $16,675,690 in profits, which is bigger than any other song released in 2013.
From the $16,675,690 earnings of the song, Robin received $5,658,214, his co-writer Pharrell Williams received $5,153,457 and T.I received $704,774. The remaining balance of $5,159,245 was shared among three record companies. In 2005, a court judge ordered Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for $7 million. However, the final amount was later reduced to $5 million.
In 2014, Thicke released his seventh studio album “Paula,” which was dedicated to his estranged wife and actress Paula Patton. In 2021, his eighth album “On Earth, and in Heaven” was released.
Over the years, Robin Thicke has gone on successful tours and also performed on other artist’s tours. He embarked on the “Blurred Lines Tour” in 2014. In 2019, he co-headlined a music tour with Jennifer Hudson titled “Jennifer Hudson & Robin Thicke in Concert.”
Also, Robin Thicke has appeared on other tours as an opening artist such as:
- The Once Gain Tour by John Legend (2006).
- The Beyoncé Experience Tour by Beyoncé (2007).
- Love Soul Tour by Mary J. Blige (2008).
- Freedom Tour by Alicia Keys (2010).
- Overexposed Tour by Maroon 5 (2014).
Away from music, Robin Thicke had ventured into other sectors such as the film and TV industry. He made his acting debut in the movie “Making the Rules.” The film was actually filmed in 2012 with the name “Abby in the Summer” but was released in 2014 under the title “Making the Rules.”
Similarly, he had made several appearances on music-related TV programs and shows. He made several appearances as a judge in May 2012 on ABC’s “Duets” alongside Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Jennifer Nettles.
The music TV show only lasted for one season and it had over nine episodes. In June 2020, Robin Thicke was made a panel judge on the American reality singing contest “The Masked Singer.”
In 1991, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton met for the first time as teenagers. Then, he was 14 and she was 16. They started dating in 1993 and eventually got married in 2005. The couple had a son in 2010, whom they named Julian Fuego Thicke.
Robin and Paula ended their 21-year relationship and nine-year relationship in 2014 and finalized their divorce the next year.
In early 2017, Paula filed a restraining order against her ex-husband Robin, accusing him of infidelity, substance abuse, and domestic violence. In August 2017, Patton and Thicke reached a custody agreement regarding their son Julian.
Robin and April Love Geary met for the first time at a party in 2014. In February 2018, they had their first child and they got engaged on Christmas Eve of the same year. The couple lost their Malibu home in California to the Woolsey wildfire that ravaged the neighborhood.
In February 2019, Thicke and April welcomed their second child. Robin is a close friend of singer Usher and he sang for the coupe after Usher proposed to Tameka Foster. He also performed at NBA legend Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto‘s wedding ceremony.
In 1990, Robin’s father Alan Thicke reportedly purchased a property in the Bird Streets region of the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, California for $910,000.
He deeded the home to Robin in 2005 after his marriage to Paula. In 2014, Robin and Paula listed the property for sale for under $3 million. The property was eventually sold for $4.9 million.
In March 2015, Robin purchased a 1.7-acre property in Malibu, California for $2.4 million.
Robin Thicke Net Worth
Robin Thicke is a successful record producer, actor, singer, and songwriter. His exploits in the music industry speak for themselves.
Outside the music industry, Robin has made several appearances in films and TV shows. Together, these ventures contribute to his staggering net worth of $15 million.