Robin Thicke Surprised By 'Blurred Lines' Success

07/26/2013
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(Radio.com) When Robin Thicke was in the studio last summer with Pharrell Williams, he never imagined that they'd be creating a monster hit. "We felt like maybe it was something special but it was so different," Thicke told Radio.com earlier this year of his single "Blurred Lines." "We didn't know it would be this big."

His first No. 1, this week "Blurred Lines" reigns at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the seventh time. The track has been at No. 1 longer than any other song this year on the chart, giving Thicke another reason to celebrate. Not only has "Blurred Lines" been hailed by many as the song of the summer, but his new album, of the same name, will drop next Tuesday (July 30). With the buzz that "Blurred Lines" has created, Thicke is grateful for all the attention he's been receiving.

"What's changed about my image the most with the song is that people actually know who I am now," he said. "People in the business might have known about me here or there, but the average person wouldn't necessarily have known who I was or what my music was. When something this big happens, everybody goes, 'Hey, that's Robin Thicke!' That's cool."

Thicke's release just may make him a household name. On Blurred Lines, Thicke enlisted the help of several producers including will.i.am, Timbaland and Dr. Luke.

"I've always written and produced my own music. My last album didn't sell very well, in fact not at all," he confessed. "I thought to myself, 'Maybe I'm just being selfish and I want all the credit and I want everybody to love me and know how great I am and all this BS.' And then I realized, this time, I'm not going to do it all on my own, I'm going to hire some of the great hit makers in the business and try to make some music everybody can enjoy instead of just my small fan base."

One of those hit-makers, Pharrell, was the mastermind behind "Blurred Lines." A lot more here.

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