One-Hit Wonder?: Robin
Thicke’s ‘Paula’ Album
Fails Miserably — and
Sells Just 530 Copies
in the First Week of
Robin Thicke isn’t winning his estranged wife Paula Patton back with his new album named after her. Nor is he winning over anyone in the UK—as his latest album sold only 530 copies during its first week of sales across the pond!
Paula is doing better in the US—although still not incredibly well—landing at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 with 24,000 sales during its first week.
The unimpressive sales have some questioning whether he’s destined to be a one-hit wonder—as the “Blurred Lines”’ legacy is likely to stay forever, while the singer’s relevancy probably will not.
To put the epic fail of his sales in to perspective, Robin’s latest album—2013’s “Blurred Lines”—sold 177,000 copies in its first week on the market. With 24,000 sales, Paula is the 37-year-old’s worst debut sales since 2007, when The Evolution of Robin Thicke saw a mere 20,000 copies sold during its first week.
As for the real Paula, she’s presumably doing better than the album—by staying far, far away from Robin and his over-the-top gestures of “love.”