Blurred Lines Turns Tables on Robin Thicke's Old Nemesis Timberlake

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Whether seen or not, Thicke has been working his ass off for over two decades to finally get to this point, and he seems ready to fight for his time in the spotlight.

You see, though Thicke has been working hard, he always seems to have bad luck with timing. Specifically speaking, his first two albums were overlooked due to being released in conjunction with Timberlake's. Even Thicke's biggest singles, "When I Get You Alone" and "Wanna Love You Girl," couldn't rival songs like "Senorita" or "SexyBack."

But it seems that the tables have finally turned.

Whether seen or not, Thicke has been working his ass off for over two decades to finally get to this point, and he seems ready to fight for his time in the spotlight.

You see, though Thicke has been working hard, he always seems to have bad luck with timing. Specifically speaking, his first two albums were overlooked due to being released in conjunction with Timberlake's. Even Thicke's biggest singles, "When I Get You Alone" and "Wanna Love You Girl," couldn't rival songs like "Senorita" or "SexyBack."

But it seems that the tables have finally turned.

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When Timberlake's most recent album, The 20/20 Experience was announced, it seemed to be the biggest thing in music news for the past year. After all, it'd been six years since Timberlake had decided to step away from the microphone in order to focus on his acting career, and it was beginning to seem as though he wasn't going to make a musical comeback.

But he did, and for once, Timberlake's reputation didn't seem to be enough to satiate the taste of the public.

Certainly The 20/20 Experience isn't a flop, selling nearly one million copies in its first week, but that didn't quite make it a hit, either. Musically, it nods toward some of Timberlake's biggest influences -- Michael Jackson, Prince and Stevie Wonder -- but the final product didn't feel inspired. What's worse is that the drive Timberlake has always had is gone, leaving us with a safe album that didn't push any boundaries.

Of course, you wouldn't be able to tell that from critical reviews, which are generally positive. But the truth is, Timberlake got away with making a subpar album simply by being Justin Timberlake.

So, timing be damned, Robin Thicke released a song that was instantly catchy with the help of T.I. and long-time producer and collaborator, Pharrell. And it seems that Thicke has finally managed to get out of Timberlake's shadow long enough for people to remember him.

Interestingly enough, Timberlake and Thicke might have even switched roles.

The story continues on the next page.


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Chase Thorn
Chase Thorn

WTF are you talking about? what war...you people at HP are freakin idiots. Who writes this garbage a 19 year old girl????

John Sims
John Sims

With no proper use of grammar, has #HP finally did done that there thing in the what now?

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