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Pharrell Fronts New Issue of COMPLEX

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Super Producer Pharrell Williams covers COMPLEX magazine’s Best of 2013 issue.

Williams has had a great year; from collaborating with 80s group Daft Punk, to singing on Robin Thicke’s smash song, “Blurred Lines.”

Now, Williams is chatting with the magazine about his music, PETA and Miley Cyrus:

Here’s some of his Complex interview:

On Miley Cyrus:
“I’m not worried about Miley. I’ve seen her soul in action. She’s 20 years old and enjoying her life. She’s enjoying her freedom. [With her style] I’m talking about her everyday dressing—she shuts it the f*** down. Not too many people really understand the Chanel vocabulary like her. Like, she’s a problem.”

On the PETA movement:
“I sympathize with their movement and I recognize that people could be impressionable. But at the same time, I like fashion. And I don’t like being told what to do.”

On his new album:
“I love rapping. But something’s coming, and I’m not rapping on it.”

On family:
“My son. Our son. It’s like, that’s our world. Helen and I having Rocket, it’s been awesome. It’s the best song that I’ve ever co-written.”

Katy Perry Ties For Most No. 1 Pop Songs

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Katy Perry has tied Rihanna for the most No. 1s  in the Billboard chart’s 21-year history; both women have 10 under their belt.

Two weeks ago, Perry’s song “Roar” finally dethroned Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” which held the No. 1 spot for 10 weeks.

At just six weeks in rotation, “Roar” has the fastest jump to the Pop Songs No. 1 place since her 2010 song “California Gurls” featuring Snoop Dogg was released.

So who else is in the running for the most No. 1s? Well take a gander at the list. which includes all artists who achieved such an accomplishment since the chart’s October 1992 launch.

 

10, Katy Perry
10, Rihanna
9, P!nk
7, Lady Gaga
6, Beyonce
6, Mariah Carey
6, Maroon 5
6, Bruno Mars
6, Britney Spears
6, Justin Timberlake

“Roar” is from Perry’s upcoming album, Prism, which hits stores October 22.

iHeartRadio Poll Names Elle DeGeneres the ‘Most Likeable Woman in Hollywood’

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Ellen DeGeneres has been named the Most Likeable Woman in Hollywood; this according to  poll done over at iHeartRadio.

The talk show host earned 35.1% of the vote, with actress Jennifer Lawrence coming in at No.2  at 17.7% and Emma Stone at No. 3  with 13.4%.

Also making the list is Jennifer Hudson, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel and Anna Kendrick.

iHeartRadio also determined through fans voted that Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” was the “Song of the Summer,”  with 30.4% of the vote.

2013 MTV European Music Awards Nominees

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The noms for the 2013 MTV European Music Awards are here!

Justin Timberlake and duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the way with five nominations each.  Daft Punk, Rihanna, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and Kings of Leon all got nods as well.

The 2013 MTV EMAs will take place on November 1o live from Amsterdam.  Check out the nominees below.

BEST SONG

  • Bruno Mars – ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’
  • Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” (Ft. Pharrell Williams)
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop” (Ft. Wanz)
  • Rihanna – “Diamonds”
  • Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” (Ft. T.I. & Pharrell)

BEST POP

  • Justin Bieber
  • Katy Perry
  • Miley Cyrus
  • One Direction
  • Taylor Swift

BEST FEMALE

  • Katy Perry
  • Lady Gaga
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Selena Gomez
  • Taylor Swift

BEST MALE

  • Bruno Mars
  • Eminem
  • Jay Z
  • Justin Bieber
  • Justin Timberlake

BEST LIVE

  • Beyoncé
  • Green Day
  • Justin Timberlake
  • P!nk
  • Taylor Swift

BEST NEW

  • Bastille
  • Icona Pop
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Rudimental

BEST VIDEO

  • Justin Timberlake – ‘Mirrors’
  • Lady Gaga – ‘Applause’
  • Miley Cyrus – ‘Wrecking Ball’
  • Robin Thicke – ‘Blurred Lines’ (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)
  • Thirty Seconds To Mars – ‘Up In The Air’

BEST ROCK

  • Black Sabbath
  • Green Day
  • Kings Of Leon
  • Queens Of The Stone Age
  • The Killers

BEST ALTERNATIVE

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Paramore
  • Thirty Seconds To Mars

BEST HIP HOP

  • Drake
  • Eminem
  • Jay Z
  • Kanye West
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

BEST ELECTRONIC

  • Afrojack
  • Avicii
  • Calvin Harris
  • Daft Punk
  • Skrillex

BIGGEST FANS

  • Tokio Hotel
  • Thirty Seconds To Mars
  • One Direction
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga

BEST LOOK

BEST PUSH

  • Karmin (October 2012)
  • Rudimental (November 2012)
  • Imagine Dragons (January 2013)
  • A$AP Rocky (February 2013)
  • Bastille (March 2013)
  • Austin Mahone (April 2013)
  • Bridgit Mendler (May 2013)
  • Tom Odell (June 2013)
  • Iggy Azalea (July 2013)
  • Icona Pop (August 2013)
  • twenty one pilots (September 2013)

BEST WORLD STAGE (WS)

  • Alicia Keys – WS Manchester 2012 (aired Dec. 7th)
  • fun. – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped June 7th)
  • Garbage – WS Mexico 2012 (aired Dec. 21st)
  • Green Day – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped June 9th)
  • Jason Mraz – WS Live In Myanmar 2012 (taped Dec. 16th)
  • Jessie J – WS Malta 2013 (taped 26th June)
  • Linkin Park – WS Mexico 2012 (aired Oct. 26th)
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – WS Wireless 2013 (taped 13th July)
  • No Doubt – WS Frankfurt 2012 (aired Dec. 28th)
  • Paramore – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped 7th June)
  • Rita Ora – WS Malta 2013 (taped June 26th)
  • Robin Thicke – WS Malaysia 2013 (taped 8th September)
  • Snoop Lion – WS Durban 2013 (taped May 18th)
  • The Black Keys – WS NY Webster City Hall 2012 (aired Oct. 12th)
  • The Killers – WS Big Day Out 2013 (taped Jan 18th)

BEST UK & IRELAND ACT

  • Calvin Harris
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Olly Murs
  • One Direction
  • Rudimental

Robin Thicke & A Few Random Naked Women Cover TREATS! Magazine

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Robin Thicke brings his “Blurred Lines” video concept to TREATS! magazine.

In this issue, Thicke shares how  TREATS!’ played a role in inspiring the “Blurred Lines” video.

TREATS! magazine is a  fine art, printed quarterly. Featuring luxurious and exclusive content by the best photographers, models, stylists, writers and artists.

On posing with naked women for the magazine shoot: “I’ve done some topless photo shoots before but never completely nude. It was very sexy and I like that. At first I thought, ‘Okay, let’s just do topless’…but, again, my wife and her friends were like, ‘No way…go all the way.’ I think we definitely pushed the envelope.”

On how TREATS! inspired the video:” When I was talking to my wife [Paula Patton] and her friends about the video they said, ‘Do something like Treats! because you love it so much.’ And her friends were like, ‘Yes!’ We showed Treats! issue 3 with Emily Ratajkowski on the cover to the director [Diane Martel] and she said, ‘That’s our girl!’ And she was cast. I wanted to give homage where homage was due. We wanted to pay it all forward about our inspiration from Treats! for the ‘Blurred Lines’ video.”

On his “Blurred Lines” video: ““All three guys in the video are married and have children…it was all tongue-in-cheek… We wanted to put everything in that was taboo. Bestiality, drug injections, etc. In fact, after the video was banned on YouTube my wife tweeted, ‘Violence is ugly. Nudity is beautiful. And the ‘Blurred Lines’ video makes me wanna…’ We wanted it to be as silly and fun as possible.”

Subscribe to TREATS! to get this issue with Robin Thicke.

For more photos from this shoot, visit JustJared.com

Alan Thicke Is Proud Of Son Robin’s Success

 

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Robin Thicke‘s song “Blurred Lines” is currently one of the hottest songs on the radio. In fact, many have named it the summer anthem of 2013.

Now, Thicke’s father, actor Alan Thicke, is speaking out on his son’s success.
“I’ve related to it, and understood it, and was able to feel it, up until only the last couple of weeks,” the elder Thicke tells PEOPLE while attending the 15th Annual DesignCare event benefiting The HollyRod Foundation.

“He has now projected himself into a stratosphere, into another level, having raised the bar, the family brand, to unimaginable heights.”

Alan is best remembered for his role of ‘Jason Seaver’ on Growing Pains, but he is also a  songwriter and composer. And even though Robin seems to be getting all the shine in the music department now, dear-ole- dad is alright with that.

“I occasionally get a good laugh by introducing myself as ‘Robin Thicke’s father,'” he says. “And though I cannot quite relate to the incredible success and accomplishment of his work on that song, now I just feel [like], ‘Okay, now I just have to share you with the rest of the world now … You are barely mine anymore.'”

Alan is even a part of Robin’s new album, as he  co-wrote the track, “Ain’t No Hat 4 That.”

“When I read some of the reviews for that particular song, they even suspected that was the one that I wrote because it was the only one without any cussing in it!” Thicke, who has also authored two parenting books, says with a laugh. “Robin is never shy about dropping the odd scandalous word, and being very sexual in his tunes, and the one that I was involved in had neither the sex, nor any trace of contentious dialogue!”

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Robin Thicke ‘Blurred Lines’ [Artwork + Track Listing]

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Robin Thicke‘s colorful album cover for Blurred Lines shows his funky side. The album has already received rave reviews  from critics.  A perfect blend of R&B, Pop, and a little Hip-Hop. Thicke has come a long way since appearing on the music scene in 2003.

 

“The album is called Blurred Lines. I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older that we all think we’re living either in a black or white world, or on a straight path, but most of us are living right in between those straight lines. And everything you thought you knew, the older you get, you realize, ‘Damn, I don’t know nothing about this. I better pay attention, I better listen and keep learning.’ So I think that, that’s what I’ve been realizing these past few years.” -Robin Thicke

 

Blurred Lines drops July 30. Pre-order the album on Amazon.com.

Check out the track listing below.

1. ‘Blurred Lines’ (feat. T.I. and Pharrell)
2. ‘Take It Easy On Me’
3. ‘Ooo La La ‘
4. ‘Ain’t No Hat 4 That’
5. ‘Get In My Way’
6. ‘Give It 2 U’ (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
7. ‘Feel Good’
8. ‘Go Stupid 4 U’
9. ’4 The Rest Of My Life’
10. ‘Top Of The World’
11. ‘The Good Life’

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