Hey Hey HEY! Robin Thicke Scores His First Number One Album On The Billboard Charts
Move over Justin!
Hehe, just kidding. But seriously, after trying to make a name for himself in the industry since 1994, Robin Thicke finally has an album under his belt that topped all genres on the Billboard Charts. About 10 years after the release of his first album A Beautiful World in 2003, Robin Thicke’s new release, Blurred Lines, his sixth studio album, went number one this week selling 177,000 copies. It is Thicke’s highest selling week yet in his career, and he’s clearly riding high because the single of the same name featuring Pharrell and T.I. is still number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at the same time. The single has been leading the pack for five weeks straight. And according to Billboard, this is a huge deal for Thicke, whose debut only stayed on the Billboard Charts for one week, peaking at number 152. Thicke has come a long way from the once insecure artist who worried if his career was ever going to take off. As he told Howard Stern in an interview last week:
“The first album that I put out was the hardest one to get out. I was so afraid of failing that I waited from 16 to 23, 7 years to even put the album out. So then I’m 23, I put the album out finally and what does it do? It doesn’t sell any records. It’s critically-acclaimed but doesn’t sell any records. So the balloon pops, everything that I was afraid of happening. Then, for the next 3 years I struggled with believing in myself and had some problems and started drinking. Tried yoga a few times with my wife, side-by-side. Trying to find God. Then right after my album [is released, my wife decides] that she wants to be an actress, instead of a filmmaker. Now she’s doing love scenes, and I have a failed album… but it ended up making me a good man. Luckily, after 10 years of that, I’m like, ‘Oh heck! Go have a good time, see you when you get home.’”
Congrats to you Robin! Been one of our favorite crooners for years now, and he deserves mad success. Did you pick up the new album?