MTV Video Music Awards, Paula Patton, Robin Thicke

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Robin Thicke is laying it on pretty thick.

The singer is naming his upcoming album Paula as a tribute to his estranged wife, Paula Patton. It will include the single "Get Her Back," which Thicke debuted at the Billboard Music Awards in May. Introducing the song onstage, the R&B crooner told the audience, "All right, y'all, help me get her back."

The high school sweethearts separated in February after nine years of marriage. Thicke has publicly pleaded with the actress to take him back, frequently dedicating various love songs to her in concert.

Thicke will release his new disc on July 1 through Star Trak/Interscope Records; news of the album's title was first reported by Rap-Up Wednesday. Thicke's last album, Blurred Lines, debuted at No. 1 in 2013.

The "Give It 2 U" singer will perform some of his new material during the BET Awards in L.A. June 29.

No word yet what Patton thinks of the musician's latest romantic gesture. The actress, for her part, recently told Vanity Fair that she'll always share a connection with her estranged husband. "We've known each other since we were teenagers," she said. "All I can tell you is there's a deep love there—always was, and always will be. He wasn't my first kiss, but he was my first lots of other things."

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