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Robin Thicke is creating big buzz in the music industry! Robin has written songs for Usher, Mary J. Blige and Christina Aguilera—but it is his performance of the song "Lost Without U" that has people talking. The song has climbed to the number one spot on the Billboard R&B charts. But, life wasn't always so sweet for the soulful singer.

Robin released his first album at age 16, but even he admits it wasn't that great. "I kind of started hiding for a long time because I was afraid of not being very good." Then, at 23, he decided to refocus his energy and find his way back.

After a second album that he says was a critical success but commercial flop, he kept at it. Robin's third album, The Evolution of Robin Thicke, skyrocketed him to a hard-won success. "I just kept fighting, and the harder it got and the more doors that were closed on me, I would just go back to the piano, and I would just write more songs because that was the only thing that gave me hope," he says.
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Published on January 01, 2006


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