Watch Pharrell's Tense "Blurred Lines" Deposition
This past March, Pharrell and Robin Thicke were forced to cough up $7.5 million to the estate of Marvin Gaye for infringing upon Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" for the pair's 2013 smash hit, "Blurred Lines." The trial dragged on for almost a year and half, and the verdict will surely have lasting effects on a music industry in which the borrowing of ideas is inescapable.
Robin Thicke Is Marrying A 20-Year-Old
Robin Thicke has been very lost since divorcing his wife, Paula Patton, after 21 years together. Coming off of a smash record with "Blurred Lines," Thicke took a series of Ls for the history books, releasing a spectacular flop of an album, which doubled as an attempt to get Paula back (it didn't work), and then losing the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit to the Gaye estate, coughing up millions, and admitting that he essentially contributed nothing to the song through a very messy deposition.
Pharrell & Robin Thicke Are Trying To Take "Blurred Lines" Back To Court
The "Blurred Lines" lawsuit was a rollercoaster of emotions; from the half-hilarious, half-disconcerting batshit crazy depositions, to the ultimately discouraging verdict, it was a spectacle to say the least.Turns out, Pharrell and Robin Thicke want to do it all over again, as the two songwriters have filed a "motion for a new trial" this weekend. Hoping to change the outcome of the first trial, the document states:
Gaye Family Seeks "Correction" To Include T.I. On "Blurred Lines" Decision; T.I. Responds
Marvin Gaye's family won $7.4 million from the "Blurred Lines" decision handed down on March 10th, but they aren't done yet. They recently filed a motion to "correct" the jury's verdict by adding Universal Music, Interscope Records, and Star Entertainment, and T.I.
Pharrell Speaks On "Blurred Lines" Ruling
Last week, a Los Angeles jury deemed Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke guilty of copyright infringement for their 2013 single "Blurred Lines". The lawsuit was brought forth by the family of Marvin Gaye, whose 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up" was said to be plagiarized by "Blurred Lines". Pharrell and Thicke were ordered to pay a total of $7.3 million to the Marvin Gaye estate.
Pharrell & Robin Thicke Earned A Combined $5 Million From "Blurred Lines"
If you think the music industry is dying, a look at the revenue from Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" may change your mind. The ongoing lawsuit from Marvin Gaye's family has already unveiled secrets of the recording process (bottom line: Pharrell did everything), and now it's given us a look at the total earnings of the song.
Paula Patton Files For Divorce From Robin Thicke
Alas, it seems as if Robin Thicke's massive, depressing "Get Her Back" campaign (and the resulting album Paula) have failed in their mission. TMZ is just reporting that Thicke's wife of nine years, Paula Patton, has filed for divorce.
Robin Thicke Admits He Was High & Drunk When He Made "Blurred Lines" In Lawsuit Depositions
Last year Robin Thicke found himself embroiled in a lawsuit with Marvin Gaye's children, when he was first targeted by Gaye's family over the similarities between his hit single "Blurred Lines" and Marvin Gaye's musical compositions, namely, "Got To Give It Up." Thicke, alongside "Blurred Lines" co-writers T.I. and Pharrell "reluctantly" sued Gaye's family following the accusations, in an effort to clear their names.
Charts Don’t Lie: July 13
This week Trey Songz's Trigga makes its debut on the Billboard 200 at #1, giving Trey his second #1 album in a row, following up Chapter V. Although Chapter V sold more records in its opening week (135k), Trigga came close under it with 105k. That's still a respectable follow up-- something we unfortunately cannot say about Robin Thicke. Thicke attained worldwide success with 2013's Blurred Lines, thanks in part to the radio-friendly and extremely catchy title track.
Robin Thicke's New Album "Paula" Sold 530 Copies In UK [Update: 54 Copies Sold In Australia]
By now you're probably aware that Robin Thicke's Paula hasn't turned out to be quite as impressive as 2013's Blurred Lines, in terms of both album sales and reviews, but over in the UK, it failed even more miserably.
First Week Sales Projections For Trey Songz' "Trigga" & Robin Thicke's "Paula" [Update: Official Numbers Are In]
Trey Songz & Robin Thicke both had new albums drop today, July 1st, and just hours into their releases we already have early sales projections rolling in. While there can only be one top spot for the week, this week’s release appears to not even be close.
Best Hip-Hop Break Up Tracks
Today, we take enjoyment from the misery of others. It's no secret that most artists experience creative highs at their personal lows. Sadly, there's nothing like a good travesty to really make someone look deeper and pull meaning from their experiences--unless you're Robin Thicke; then it's just an opportunity to embarrass yourself in front of a nation with an album filled with contradictory lyrics and lazy instrumentals (sorry, Robby, I'm still a fan).
Stream Robin Thicke's "Paula"
Just hours after receiving a leak of Paula track "Forever Love," we've got the full stream of Robin Thicke's new album, which is officially out tomorrow, July 1st.
Robin Thicke Reveals Artwork & Tracklist For "Paula"
Let's get this out of the way-- no, Robin Thicke's new album cover is not a picture of Paula Patton. You may have expected it to be, after Thicke essentially turned the record into a concept album about winning back his estranged wife. Perhaps he felt the title, Paula, and lead single, "Get Her Back" were clear enough, or maybe he just couldn't get clearance to use a photo of the actress.
Robin Thicke Announces New Album "Paula"
It looks like Robin Thicke is going to all lengths to win back his high school sweetheart. Today, it was revealed that Robin will name his next album after his estranged wife, Paula Patton.
Robin Thicke Announces New Album Dropping In July
Robin Thicke has been riding a wave of success this past year, mainly due to his single "Blurred Lines", but he's cashing in on it as much as possible with the announcement of a new album already on the way. Blurred Lines, the album, arrived last July, and this coming July the r'n'b singer will deliver more music to the fans.
Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Split Up After 8-Year Marriage
Robin Thicke encountered plenty of rumors this past year, in part due to the whole Miley Cyrus twerking debacle at the VMAs as well as a hyper-sexual music video for "Blurred Lines", which led many people to ask Thicke if his wifey, Paula Patton, was okay with all the naked women surrounding her husband. Everything seemed to be all fine and dandy at the time, however, perhaps they had troubles we were not aware as the two have announced today that they're splitting up, after eight years of marriage.
Charts Don't Lie: September 15
In the competition between the same-day release rappers Juicy J and Big Sean Juicy J appears to be taking the lead, although Sean debuted stronger than Juicy initially. Not to say they both haven't fallen quite a few spots-- they have. However Juicy J's fan base remains more persistent that Sean Don, with Stay Trippy selling another 21k at #15 and Hall Of Fame selling only 18k at #24. Will we see Juicy J remain stronger than Sean over a longer period of time?
Robin Thicke Announces Tour With Jessie J
Robin Thicke is ready to take his album Blurred Lines on the road, with help from upcoming UK female artist Jessie J. The r'n'b singer announced a new North American tour today, which includes 15 dates. The tour kicks off February 21st in Atlanta, wrapping up at the end of March in San Francisco. See the full list of tour dates below.
Charts Don't Lie: September 8
This week Big Sean and Juicy J enter the Billboard 200, debuting one after another. Each rapper sold a respectable amount, however, it's nothing too crazy. Sean Don actually sold less than his debut album, although he promoted Hall Of Fame as better than his debut, perhaps the fans didn't care that much? They cared enough though-- he moved 72,000 units, which gave him a #3 debut.