Even Robin Thicke’s wining and begging on a national stage couldn’t get buyers out to purchase his latest album “Paula”. According to Billboard.com, Thicke’s seventh studio album is expected to sale 20,000 copies in it’s first week.
Industry forecasters say the R&B singer, who hit a career high a year ago with his No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Blurred Lines,” might sell around 20,000 to 25,000 copies of “Paula” by the end of the tracking week on July 6. The new set was released on July 1.
Unless you’re gullible enough to believe Robin Thicke’s motivation behind his pleading and prodding was to win his wife of many years in Paula Patton back, his efforts were for nothing. In the entertainment business, there’s a push for artists to do whatever they think would push consumers to purchase their music. For Thicke, the route he chose was “emotion-driven” begging following the fallout of his relationship to create interest in “Paula”.
Just last year, Thicke was on top of the world as his hit single “Blurred Lines” topped charts and received constant radio play. The buzz from the hit which featured T.I. and Pharrell led consumers to purchase 177,000 copies of “Blurred Lines” in it’s opening week, the highest total by an album in Thicke’s discography. The hype behind “Blurred Lines” then led Robin Thicke to being nominated for four Grammy’s, a first in his career as a solo artist, as well as nominations at every other award show that existed.
It was all good just a year ago.