5 Things You Should Know About Robin Thicke

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"Black Tar Cloud" - Atop a foot-stomping rhythm, Robin opens up classified files on the turmoil of his home life with Paula, including fights, a suicide attempt, and golf clubs swinging. Sounds too real to be untrue.   (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

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5 Things You Should Know About Robin Thicke - Robin Thicke is one of the smoothest dudes in R&B and his appeal goes beyond the music that he performs. Check out these five things that you should know about the crooner and tune in to celebrate the release of his album Blurred Lines tonight at 6P/5C! (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

1. He Started Young - Before hitting it big, a 14-year-old Robin Thicke was taken under Brian McKnight's wing. The R&B vet helped Thicke land a record deal and is also part of the reason that he was nicknamed "Brian McWhite." Clever!  (Photo: Derek Blanks/BET)

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1. He Started Young - Before hitting it big, a 14-year-old Robin Thicke was taken under Brian McKnight's wing. The R&B vet helped Thicke land a record deal and is also part of the reason that he was nicknamed "Brian McWhite." Clever! (Photo: Derek Blanks/BET)

Robin Thicke  - The soul singer's falsetto-laced hit LP Love After War earned him a Best R&B/Soul Male Artist nomination. (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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2. Dangerous With a Pen - Prior to hitting it big as a solo star, Robin Thicke wrote for Mya, Brandy, Brian McKnight, Christina Aguilera, Jordan Knight and more. Clearly music was the goal and the backup plan.  (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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3. Marital Bliss - Paula Patton and Robin Thicke are living proof that high school sweethearts can make it work all the way into marriage. The actress is also musically inclined, so don't be surprised if she hops on a track one day. (Photo: Donna Ward/Getty Images)

4. Renaming the Debut - In 2002, Robin Thicke went by "Thicke" and released an album that was to be titled Cherry Blue Skies. It was eventually shelved and released under the name A Beautiful World, with his wife Paula on the cover in the nude. (Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images for Music Choice)

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4. Renaming the Debut - In 2002, Robin Thicke went by "Thicke" and released an album that was to be titled Cherry Blue Skies. It was eventually shelved and released under the name A Beautiful World, with his wife Paula on the cover in the nude. (Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images for Music Choice)

5. To the Top - With "Blurred Lines" hitting No. 1, Robin Thicke's first chart-topper was definitely the perfect lead to Blurred Lines the album. Celebrate the release with him tonight at 6P/5C! (Photo: John Ricard)

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5. To the Top - With "Blurred Lines" hitting No. 1, Robin Thicke's first chart-topper was definitely the perfect lead to Blurred Lines the album. Celebrate the release with him tonight at 6P/5C! (Photo: John Ricard)