There are no blurred lines in this report - Robin Thicke's new album is tracking to flop.
Oh, how things can change in a year.
Last summer, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” rode the popularity of its title track to bow atop the Billboard 200 with an impressive 177,000 first week sales. It was the strongest debut sales total of Thicke’s career.
This summer, Robin Thicke released follow-up “Paula,” which is pacing to be one of his worst performers.
According to Hits Daily Double, “Paula” is tracking to move just 20-25,000 copies in its first week. If that forecast holds, it will mark his weakest debut sales week since his “The Evolution of Robin Thicke” bowed in 2006.
That album, which went onto receive a platinum certification, opened with 20,000 first week sales. “Paula” is unlikely to enjoy the same trajectory.
To date, Thicke’s only weaker offering was his 2003 debut release “A Beautiful World.”