A Beautiful World

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A Beautiful World
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 15, 2002
April 15, 2003 (reissue)
Blue Jay Studios
Westlake Audio
Record Plant Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Robin Thicke chronology
A Beautiful World
The Evolution of Robin Thicke
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau(3-star Honorable Mention)[3]
BillboardCritics' Choice[4]

A Beautiful World is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Robin Thicke. Originally released on October 15, 2002, the album went under the name Cherry Blue Skies but was later renamed to the latter. On April 15, 2003; the album was reissued and features the extra tracks "A Beautiful World" and "She's Gangsta". The woman featured on the cover of the album is Paula Patton, who was Thicke's then-girlfriend and his future ex-wife.[5][6]

Background and Composition[edit]

Speaking of the album's creation process, Thicke told Billboard “I had no idea what I was doing while I was doing it. I just made decisions based on what sounds good and feels good. If something started with a rock-guitar sound and it was a good riff, I would just keep going with it. If it was a hip-hop drum beat, I'd work with it."[7] Reflecting on the album in 2008, Thicke described it as an “expression and the limitless possibilities of music" and said, "I just tried to do anything and everything on it.”[8]

Chart performance[edit]

The album managed to reach at number 152 on the US Billboard 200 chart, while it peaked at number 4 on the Billboard's Top Heatseekers album chart. As of January 2012, the album has sold 119,000 copies in the United States.[9]

Track listing[edit]

1."Oh Shooter"Robin Thicke, James Gass, Bobby Keyes, Robert Daniels4:36
2."A Beautiful World"Thicke, Sean Hurley4:43
3."Suga Mama"Thicke4:33
4."Flowers in Bloom"Thicke, Gass, Hurley, Daniels3:46
5."When I Get You Alone"Thicke, Walter Murphy3:37
6."The Stupid Things"Thicke3:46
7."I'm a Be Alright"Thicke, Keyes, Erica Dymakkus3:15
8."Brand New Jones"Thicke, Keyes4:31
9."Vengas Conmigo"Thicke, Gass, Keyes4:02
10."Make a Baby"Thicke, Hurley2:37
11."Flex"Thicke, Gass, Keyes3:30
12."She's Gangsta"Thicke, Gass, Keyes3:51
13."Lazy Bones"Thicke3:47
14."Cherry Blue Skies"Thicke, Gass, Keyes4:22


  1. When I Get You Alone
  2. Brand New Jones


Credits adapted from liner notes[12] and Allmusic.[13]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Providers Peak
US Billboard 200 Billboard 152 N/A
US Top Heatseekers (Billboard) 4


  1. ^ Wilson, Mackenzie. "Beautiful World – Robin Thicke". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 23, 2013. Beautiful World is real, but much too focused on being a hardcore soul thing.
  2. ^ Wilson, Mackenzie. "Beautiful World – Robin Thicke". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 23, 2004). "Consumer Guide Album – Thicke: A Beautiful World". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  4. ^ Paoletta, Michael (May 10, 2003). "Reviews & Previews". Billboard. 115 (19): 39. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "Robin Thicke and Paula Patton have split". cbsnews.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  6. ^ Ramirez, Erika. "Robin Thicke & Paula Patton: A Love Timeline Through His Music". billboard.com. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  7. ^ Kipnis, Jill (November 16, 2002). "Thicke's "Cherry Blue Skies" Bows Harrell,Edmonds' NuAmerica". Billboard: 17.
  8. ^ Mitchell, Gail (September 19, 2008). "Robin Thicke: White Like Me". Billboard.com. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  9. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (January 2012). "Thicke With Soul". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 124 (01): 31.
  10. ^ Robin Thicke - A Beautiful World. NuAmerica/Interscope Records. 0694933752
  11. ^ Thicke, Robin. "A Beautiful World". discogs.com. Interscope Records. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  12. ^ Robin Thicke - A Beautiful World. NuAmerica/Interscope Records. 0694933752
  13. ^ Thicke, Robin. "A Beautiful World". allmusic.com. Interscope Records. Retrieved 2014-06-12.