"Robin Alan Thicke was born to vocalist and actress Gloria Loring and entertainer Alan Thicke (best known for his role on the sitcom Growing Pains). At a young age, Thicke showed an interest in music and has often cited classic soul singers like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder as his influences. At the ages of 4 and 6, Thicke was a guest actor on several episodes of The Wonder Years and Growing Pains (Such as the episode "Mom of the Year". He is the kid in the classroom talking about Ben). He decided to pursue a music career at the age of sixteen, Thicke became a friend to the president of Uptown Records, Andre Harrell, and struck a deal with the fledgling Nu America Records, a subsidiary of Interscope Records.
Thicke also penned a wide range of hits for pop artists such as Jordan Knight, writing and co-producing an extensive share of his self-titled album, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Mya, Brandy, Michael Jackson and Marc Anthony. In 2005 Thicke won his first Grammy award for his collaborations on Usher's 2004 release Confessions.
As an artist, he recorded and performed solely under his surname, Thicke. He would continue to do so until 2005.
In June 2005 Thicke married actress Paula Patton, whom he met and began dating when he was 14 years old."