Another Reason He’s Got That Sad Face: No One Is Buying Robin Thicke’s New Album

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July 8, 2014 ‐ By

Folks are  really tired of hearing Robin Thicke belly ache about losing Paula Patton, huh? His new album — named “Paula,” in case you forgot — has sold 530 copies during its debut week in the UK. It’s debuting on the Official UK Chart at number 200.

As we all know well, Robin has been on a crusade to get his wife back after his shenanigans put their marriage on the rocks. This musical ode to Paula has been getting a lot of criticism for it’s nonsensical lyrics, creepy video, and just an overall pining for his lady love that’s making people a little uncomfortable. (Though, full disclosure, I don’t think the video is awful. The look of it is interesting, no?)

As part of the promotion, he’s been making lots of appearances, the latest at the BET Awards, saying openly that he’s working hard to get Paula back. Then he had an #AskThicke Twitter Q&A that, of course, brought out the best in people who asked things like, “What makes you think Paula Deen is even interested in you?”

According to The Guardian“Blurred Lines” sold 25,981 copies its first week in the UK, so this is a far cry from his previous success. Sales in the US aren’t expected to be very good either with between 20,000  and 25,000 copies anticipated to move. “If ‘Paula’ sells as forecasted, it would tally the smallest debut for Thicke since “The Evolution of Robin Thicke” bowed with 20,000 in 2007,” Billboard says. The magazine adds, in a separate article, that it could be the biggest flop of the year. A year, remember, in which J. Lo and Mariah Carey have both had flops.

We wondered about the impact this album could have on Thicke’s career, and now we know. Your thoughts?

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  • az

    “Then he had an #AskThicke Twitter Q&A that, of course, brought out the best in people who asked things like, “What makes you think Paula Deen is even interested in you?” –
    lmfao

  • Moira

    Paula allowed, endorsed and encouraged her husband’s behavior. She needs to share some of that blame, shame and guilt that the media is dumping on Robin. If you’re gonna have an open relationship, then why get married? And you sure as hell can’t get mad, if you have an open relationship..you’re allowing outsiders in your relationship.

    • anonymouse

      She has the right to get fed up……no matter what she initially allowed

    • Shawndrea Rachelle

      Thank you!!!

    • sasha

      wow some people will bend over backwards to blame the woman in any situation hunh

  • Jayda Brown

    Begging for your wife back is not helping matters, Robin should just take some time to himself right now.