Robin Thicke Says Justin Timberlake Comparisons Have "Helped" His Music Career

12 June 2013, 15:05

The US star says he has no issue with being compared to the 'Suit & Tie' singer.

Robin Thicke says he has no problem with the constant comparison between himself and Justin Timberlake.

The 'Blurred Lines' singer, who's latest single has spent time at the top of the Vodafone Big Top 40, says the comparisons have actually helped his career and cities their similar musical influences as another reason.

"He actually helped me a lot because his sound went R&B and more soulful, and that's what I've been doing my whole career," Robin told US radio station Hot 97. "It really opened up the door.

"The thing is him and I grew up with the same influences," Robin explained, citing their mutual admiration for stars like Michael Jackson and Prince. "We're just both white kids who grew up in a hip-hop generation.

"So I think it's natural that we're going to have some similarities," he added. "Leave a little room for me at the top, Justin."

Check out a picture of Justin Timberlake on stage at the Capital FM Summertime Ball 2013 last weekend below (Credit: Derek Bremner):

Robin Thicke is due to release his sixth studio album 'Blurred Lines' on 15th July.