1 million units sold in the market made Robin Thicke‘s singles ‘Blurred Lines’ one of the highest selling singles in the country of all time.
Last night, in extending his winning streak, British audiences took its supporting album of the same name to #1 on the Official UK Albums Chart!
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Knocking Jay Z‘s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ off the top spot, ‘Lines‘ now sits at #1 but- despite being an R&B album- is not listed as such on the chart, so misses out on topping the Urban tally, where ‘Carta’ still reigns.
Likely to enjoy similar heights in the US, Thicke’s run atop the chart comes after the aforementioned Urban chart saw Rihanna’s ‘Loud‘ score a brand new feat, three years after its November 2010 release.
For, despite being outsold by Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday’ in the US, it has outperformed the #1 album in the UK, spending its 140th non-consecutive week in the Urban Top 40.
Certified 6x Platinum in the nation for sales of over 1,800,000 units, spawning the #1 singles ‘Only Girl in the World’, ‘What’s My Name‘, and the Soundz produced ‘Skin‘!