The Numbers Are In: Robin Thicke Exceeds Forecasted First Week Sales To Land First #1 Album

Published: Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 by Rashad

Robin Thicke is a testament to the age-old adage “good things come to those that wait”.

For, over a decade after his debut album hit shelves, the ‘Lost Without You’ maestro has found his way to the top of albums and singles charts with his latest project ‘Blurred Lines’ (parent album and lead single respectively).

Laying on thick an extensive month-long promo campaign for the project proved to pay off as reports last week indicated  it would see Robin soar to the tally’s top spot upon its refreshing this week.

Now, reports are showing the crooner has even bested those forecasted numbers, giving him his best first week sales to date:

‘Blurred Lines’ First Week Sales:  174,000

Congrats are certainly in order to the blue-eyed soulster who, per HitsDailyDouble, surpassed his first week projected sales by over 40,000 units!  The news comes as a long overdue reward for Thicke who has lent his incomparable falsetto to a number of rhythm-laden hits over the past 10 years.

Here’s hoping this is just the beginning of Robin’s rise to prominence and the resurgence of the genre he never abandoned.

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  1. 2bad2bme August 6, 2013

    that’s right robin… but isn’t it shade how white r&b artist are soaring with #1 singles and top selling albums instead of blacks?

    • Mark111 August 6, 2013

      Stop it! Robin been establishing a fan base for years and he’s straight R&B, something JT tries so hard to be. Selena GoHomeEz is pop with a teen market and tho she went #1, with only 97K. He have a #1 song and been having it for weeks now. Ciara was #2, so that’s good in my book as well. Other then Ci, what other R&B album that was released with a top 40 hit and didn’t grab the same writers and producers?

    • Lovebird (Roar – PRISM – 10.22.13)) August 6, 2013

      Trey SexySongz, Frank Ocean, Usher and Chris Brown all opened with sales similar to Robin Thicke’s, your opinion on that?

      • Mark111 August 6, 2013

        They were all in the 130K range. I get why Usher sold less, he “abandon” his audience (I say he was pushing his craft). The rest had no top hits, but they were still the highest sellers of their week. I think R&B is too in line with Hip Hop, but that’s another story.

      • Lovebird (Roar – PRISM – 10.22.13)) August 6, 2013

        I think male RnB artists still have a shot at the genre, female RnB artists will find it tougher. Apart from Alicia Keys, Mary J Blige and Keyshia Cole who have a strong fanbase and audience, I don’t see many female RnB artists performing somewhat acceptable.

        It is a complicated genre at the moment IMO.

        P.S Girl on fire was a horrible single choice and her worst album to date, Alicia off-Keys is TOO TALENTED to sale in the acceptable range, she is supposed to sale in the EXCELLENT range. I hope she gets it together.

      • Mark111 August 6, 2013

        Loverbird, I am a HUGE AK fan and I agree. I like some of the songs on GoF, but I didn’t LOVE them and that’s saying something. But is it me or every AK album is less as good as the previous one? Although I loved her last one, I put that one above As I Am. R&B has the find it’s own sound again and distance it’s self from Hip Hop. Why are we combining R&B and Hip Hop on every chart and radio station? Most of them work with hip hop producers and the same top 5 ones as that. I don’t mind EMD in R&B, nor Hip Hop, bit don’t be 100% about it. But the sad thing is, all my R&B faves are pop now, so I’m not sure if I’m a R&B fan anymore.

      • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 7, 2013

        Umm @lovebird honey FANTASIA! Remove keshia and replace with Tasia

    • Marketing101 August 7, 2013

      Well if that isn’t one of the most ignorant comments yet, I don’t know what is. Wow.

  2. Super Cisus August 6, 2013

    JT>>>>>>>

    • Mark111 August 6, 2013

      Tries so hard to be Robin. JT will NEVER be looked at as an R&B singer, he’s pop and tries hard to be one.

  3. Daniel Teflon August 6, 2013

    & Blurred Lines is THE SHYT!! I LOVE THIS TRACK!!

  4. Lovebird (Roar – PRISM – 10.22.13)) August 6, 2013

    Not really surprised TBH, the album has had horrible reviews. It’ll barely scratch Gold IMO, but at least he has a monster hit on his hands.

    Congrats to him I guess.

    Metacritic Metascore (out of 100)

    Blurred Lines: 58

    Magna Carter Holy Grail: 58

    Stars Dance: 59

    Born to die: 61

    Demi: 64

    Ciara: 72

    And yet the one with the better album performs poorly, something is clearly wrong.

    • Mark111 August 6, 2013

      Ciara is a GOOD album, I don’t get why people are not feeling it.

      • Lovebird (Roar – PRISM – 10.22.13)) August 6, 2013

        I think the promo was sloppy and last minute TBH, but hey, it is what it is.

    • Super Cisus August 6, 2013

      Ciara -best rnb album of the year and b****** will deal

      • FAF August 6, 2013

        No. Robin could go plat if he continues to promote. Evolution of RT is Platinum according to @Chartnews… it just took him a while.

    • mk August 7, 2013

      ALBUM REVIEWS ARE BOUGHT JUST LIKE RADIO AIRPLAY. SO THE LIKES OF JAY Z NO LONGER BUYS SUCH THANGS.

    • XXX August 7, 2013

      Ok and MJs highest Metacritic score in 55 do you really take Metacritic seriously?

  5. Rosie August 6, 2013

    This was his worst album, the f***?

    • ZIGGY STARDUST August 6, 2013

      Congratulations to him. On the other hand though, I have to agree with you on this. As I sat and listened to the entire album, I was like, “What the hell?” I’m all for trying something new and trying to go in a different direction. But, this was not it! Some of the tunes sounds like disco music and the lyrics were very elementary to me. The project seems rushed and it didn’t really seem like he was into it like he was on his past efforts.

  6. ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) August 6, 2013

    I hate to bring race into things but….you already know..

    • Lovebird (Roar – PRISM – 10.22.13)) August 6, 2013

      But….but Trey SexySongz, Frank Ocean, Usher and Chris Brown had similar opening figures.

      • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) August 7, 2013

        But their music was actually “good”…at the time though…

  7. tits mcgee August 6, 2013

    Congrats to Robin. He is the real deal and deserves his success.

  8. Cici Slaaaays August 6, 2013

    Didn’t Talk that talk sell that much first week ? lol

  9. Fierce & all August 6, 2013

    He’s rich anyways…I doubt he’s bothered. Tho these numbers arnt bad.

  10. Child bye August 6, 2013

    And platinum now… Your point? Ciara wish!!

  11. JER August 6, 2013

    That’s it? The “biggest song in radio history” and the album is scanning dust…. ch………… I’ll wait for the one-month receipts

  12. Absolved August 6, 2013

    As big as BL is, he should have done at least 200k (and that’s not even a lot.) And why are they being so slow to unleash the follow up single? BL is going to turn into some Frankenstein monster that turns on its creator. Watch. If he doesn’t somehow turn this album into a “Teenage Dream” story, this song is gonna overshadow everything else Robin does for the rest of his career and make him seem like a one hit wonder.

  13. peggyhyls5 on Instagram BEYONCE HAS SOLD 118 million records as a solo artist and 60 million with DC WHICH MAKES IT 178 million records sold world wide wow Beyonce is a legend August 7, 2013

    Loooool waiting for Chris brown X loooool

  14. Savannah August 7, 2013

    If Billboard counted illegal downloads, most hip hop/R&B artists would probably have diamond certifications. Black people don’t buy music. I too am guilty. Congrats to Robin though. I didn’t know that The Evolution of Robin Thicke sold 1.6 million in America!

  15. truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 7, 2013

    Well done s*** white chocalate!

  16. cocobutta August 7, 2013

    I’m super glad he doing well as her deserves it.

    HOWEVER

    This CD won’t be in heavy RO in my crib..
    Prefer the other albums but at least he doing good

  17. jay scorpio August 7, 2013

    ‘Blurred Lines’ First Week Sales: 174,000… Why are these numbers good???

    this is a HUGE ASS FLOP!!!!!!!!

    Had Rihanna or Beyonce gotten these numbers they would have been dragged for filth!!!!!

    DOUBLE STANDARDS MUCH!!!!!

    BLACKS JUST KEEPING ON KEEPING THEMSELVES OPPRESSED!!!

  18. away August 7, 2013

    FLOP, people only knew about blurred lines. SMH. Oh well. Gratz to robin on a flop

  19. Navy Nick August 7, 2013

    GO STUPID FOR YOU – OOH LA LA – PRESSURE – I AM LOVIGN this FEEL GOOD album, u can play it while u work out (DIFFERENT FOR ROBIN), BUT I LIKE IT A LOT!

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