Blogcritics.org spoke with Robin Thicke in a Q&A, where the singer spoke about having a chance to work with Brian McKnight in the early part of his career and the impact that experience had on his career. “I was the young Brian McKnight wannabe. As a matter of fact, all my friends used to call me ‘Brian McWhite’,” Thicke explained. “I was so inspired by Brian McKnight’s first album that I reached out to him and tried to give my music to him. I was 14 years old at the time, but he got me in the studio and he got me a record deal. I had the opportunity to work with people like Brandy and Color Me Badd when I was 16 years old. After that, I was able to be very successful in songwriting.” Read more.