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Robin Thicke is a singer/songwriter and reality-television star known for major soul hits like "Lost Without U," "Magic" and "Sex Therapy."
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They wed in 2005 and have a son.
Working in TV as well, Thicke starred in 2012 as one of the mentors on the ABC music competition Duets. The following year, he starred on the BET reality show Real Husbands of Hollywood. Soon after, he was cast in the indie drama Abby in the Summer (2013).
In the spring of 2013, Thicke released an unrated version of the video for his single "Blurred Lines," featuring Pharrell Williams (who produced the track) and T.I.,
with a sample of Gaye's beloved dance romp "Got to Give It Up." Thicke's clip was banned from YouTube due to partial nudity, receiving plenty of online buzz and scrutiny. He also found himself in legal trouble over the song as well. The family of singer Marvin Gaye is suing Thicke and Pharrell Williams, claiming the song copies more from "Got to Give It Up" than just a sample. The family is seeking damages and a share of the song's earnings.
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