Robin Thicke's New Album Set To Bomb in First Week
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.03.2014
Paula to be his lowest-selling album in years...
As it turns out, releasing an entire album apologizing to your estranged wife isn't the way to find sales success. Billboard reports that Robin Thicke's new album Paula is currently pegged to sell between 20,000 to 25,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday. That's a very low number and in fact will be the lowest-selling first week for Thicke since his second album The Evolution of Robin Thicke sold 20,000 copies in 2006.
By comparison, his last album Blurred Lines sold 177,000 copies in its first week and became his first #1 album. Depending on how it goes after the first week, Paula is likely to be his worst-selling album in terms of overall domestic sales since his debut A Beautiful World sold 63,000 copies in 2003.
It is worth mentioning that it may still hit the top ten, depending on the other albums. Trey Songz' Trigga will end up at #1 with 90,000 to 100,000 sold, while Seether's Isolate and Medicate should sell around 35,000 and pop-reggae group MAGIC!'s Don't Kill the Magic will sell around 30,000.