Robin Thicke Scores First No. 1 Album with ‘Blurred Lines’

Robin Thicke

It took 10 years, but Robin Thicke finally has his first No. 1 album. The R&B singer’s sixth album Blurred Lines enters atop the Billboard 200 this week.

Propelled by the chart-topping hit of the same name, the project sold 177,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan (via Billboard).

It also marks the biggest debut of his career, surpassing 2008’s Something Else, which opened at No. 3 with 137,000.

The Pharrell and T.I.-assisted single has remained No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks and has become the second-biggest-selling song of the year behind Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop.”

Jay-Z sits at No. 3 with Magna Carta… Holy Grail, which drops one spot with 62,000 (down 20%).



Other debuts this week include Tech N9ne’s Something Else at No. 4 (58,000) and Backstreet Boys’ In a World Like This at No. 5 (48,000).

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11 Comments

  1. LAX

    Where my girl ciara at?

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    2bad2bme Reply:

    @LAX, who knows but that’s nothing new

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    Yo Reply:

    @LAX, lol. She on vacation, so her album sales went on vacay too

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  2. @loveone

    were is kelly rowland

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  3. Piers-knightly

    177,000 aint bad but i was expecting a lot high considering he has the hottest song of the year so far. Still 150k+ isnt bad compaired to how record sales now days

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  4. #newrules#

    Damm, so much for the comparison to JT lol with those weak album sales.

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    Quinn Reply:

    @#newrules#, exactly lmfao…I like Robin but he’s no JT.

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  5. Boom Boom

    @Yo, lmfao! dead and goneeee.

    those sales for him are pretty bad, considering the HUGE hit lead single he has going on and the amount of promotion.

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  6. Bijan

    I’m very happy for him- he was always underrated compared to other similar singers.

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  7. OK

    Backstreet Boys need to give up.

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  8. Len1975

    His album is dope and besides the comparison to JT there is none because Robin vocally sound better!!!

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