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Let's face it, when you think R&B/soul star - you don't think white guy from the 'burbs. Well, let's just say that Robin Thicke has broken the mold.
Robin comes by his musical talent honestly. His folks - Gloria Loring and Alan Thicke - actually wrote the theme songs for 'Facts of Life' and 'Diff'rent Strokes.' As for Robin, he got into gospel, hip-hop and R&B in high school in LA, and by sixteen, he was writing songs for Christina Aguilera and Brandy.
Eventually, Robin put out his own CD - 'A Beautiful World.' And in 2004, he won a Grammy for collaborating on Usher's hit record, 'Confessions.' Two years later, his own singing career took off - with the release of his second album, 'The Evolution of Robin Thicke.' That record was a hit, and the single 'Lost Without You' went to number one on the Billboard hot R&B/hip-hop chart.
Since then, Robin has put out another hit record and won two more Grammys for his work with Lil Wayne and Jennifer Hudson. His latest album is called 'Sex Therapy' and it features Snoop Dogg and Jay Z.