May 28th, 2012
05:05 PM ET
Singer Robin Thicke doesn't think he's mega-famous yet, but thanks to "Duets," that's likely all about to change.
The new reality show judge told the Hollywood Reporter that while he may have enjoyed some commercial success - his biggest hit, "Lost Without U," dominated four Billboard charts in 2006 - he's not quite a household name across the country.
"I don't think any of us are taking it too personally, because we all actually truly respect each other," he said of his peers on the new ABC singing competition. "Jennifer Nettles, Kelly [Clarkson] and John [Legend], these are great singers. For me, I'm the underdog of the group. I'm just happy to be part of it and give [the] best I can each week."
“I’ve really only had one song that played on the pop charts,” the blue-eyed-soul singer continued. “All my music lives on black radio,” the 35-year-old went on. “So, TV is a huge opportunity to be seen by everyone in Middle America and all these other places where I don’t really tour.”
Not that he’s not grateful for his fans, of course. Thicke is up for the “Centric Award” at this year’s BET Awards, which will be held in L.A. on July 1.
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