Nobody likes poor Robin Thicke, who sold only 530 albums in the UK

Robin Thicke

These are photos of Robin Thicke at the Wireless Festival in Birmingham, UK on Saturday. He was playing to a captive audience of festival goers who didn’t buy their tickets with Thicke in mind. The attendees certainly didn’t buy his album. A report from the Guardian says few people picked up a copy of Paula. Because no one watches a creepy video full of aggressive text messages and violence and cosigns the sentiment by buying the record. Pop music fans do have standards. Who knew? More people in the UK tweeted an #AskThicke question than bought the album. The most amazing hashtag in history is still raging and very on topic:

This is delicious news, right? Poor Robin’s album entered the UK charts at #200. HA. Paula is flopping heavily in the US too:

There are falls from grace, and then there’s Robin Thicke. His latest album, Paula, has entered the Official UK Chart with a bullet at … No 200. To achieve this feat, Thicke has shifted a whopping 530 copies of Paula.

The resulting sales of Paula seem to answer the question of whether there can be such a thing as bad publicity. Thicke’s previous album Blurred Lines sold 25,981 copies in its first week, according to Music Week. Were Thicke’s career to follow this trajectory, his next album would sell about 10 copies, with the following one failing to sell a single copy. Not even his best friend would buy one, nor Thicke himself.

Over in the US, Thicke’s sales are not looking too healthy either. Paula sold about 25,000 copies there in its first week, according to Billboard — down from 177,000 sales of Blurred Lines in its first week.

[From Guardian]

As gross as “Blurred Lines” was as a song, it was immensely successful as last year’s biggest summer hit. Songs of summer shoot for the sky. They’re catchy and can be one-hit wonders. “Blurred Lines” was Robin’s biggest hit to date. Possibly his only real hit to date, which was sad because that was his 6th album. Now his 7th album has gone absolutely nowhere.

Robin Thicke’s sudden downfall isn’t simply a comedown from his song of summer. It’s because he’s a douchebag who wrote rapey lyrics and then dediated the song to his wife (as he groped random groupies). Now he’s stalking Paula with an entire album. No one wants to listen to that sh-t.

UPDATE: Australia brings it home with a mere 54 copies of Paula sold! LOL.

Robin Thicke

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News & WENN

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  1. Hello says:

    Loosing your wife and loosing your music career just because you could not keep your hands to yourself Robin T. Enjoy being a one hit wonder, talk about being brought down a few notches after an ego height from Blurred Lines. He should be a cautionary tale for all celebrities who get big headed too quickly by believing their own hype.

    • Catk says:

      Maybe he should tighten them. That might work.

    • GrammarSpellingNazi says:


      If you use loosing, it would be letting the hounds loose type scenario. Kind of like this Robin Thicke hound has been let loose.

      Not trying to be douchey, but I hate when people mix the two. Good day.

      • Eve says:

        I know GSN but when you write quick, pesky little mistakes happen. Besides, if I knew we get examined by the likes of you in this celebrity gossip site then I would have used my university standard essay writing skills. What would we do without you going around correcting everyone’s spelling and grammar, while the rest of us are here having fun and relaxing. We appreciate it buddy.

      • FLORC says:

        Most of us are not at an actual keyboard. We all have spelling and punctuation errors. In the context of the post it was clear they meant to lose even though they spelled loosing.
        If you want to correct some spelling posts hang around. I’ll give you plenty;)

        The weigh Thick is chosing too woo Paula back makes him seam moore unlikable.
        What our you’re thoughts?:)

      • jesssayin says:

        What a looser! 😜

      • Bread and Circuses says:

        As a fellow would-be grammar fascist, I feel your pain — but you’ve gotta let these things slide!

        Instead, imagine Paula loosed upon the world, sexy, free, and happy, and then laugh at how a spelling mistake gave you that endearing image and let it go.

      • Whitney says:

        I co-sign with Eve. Take your grammar and spelling corrections elsewhere, they are not wanted here. LOOSEn up a bit!

      • Valois says:

        Besides that, there are a lot of non-english speaking ladies here on that site.

      • jwoolman says:

        Grammarspellingnazi- you’re going to need a new name in the smartphone/autocorrect era. I have to write correctly spelled, grammatical English many hours a day in my work. Now when posting, I just do triage on correcting autocorrect, especially when the site is wonky about editing (which this site usually is). If the error makes the post incomprehensible, I will patiently deal with the site wonkiness over and over again as the site bounces me back to the top repeatedly and makes me wait forever to actually select and correct. Otherwise, the error stays. Not worth the trouble.

        My autocorrect, for example, in addition to many bizarre changes, insists that when I type “its”, I really mean “it’s”. One of the great mysteries of life. The changes can happen when I’m already on the next paragraph and so I don’t always catch it.

        I would much rather people share their thoughts than worry about correct spelling and grammar, even if they are native speakers of English (many are not). When it’s important, you can hire a proofreader. Otherwise, relax.

    • Sacred And Profane says:

      Yep, we Aussies are masters of slashing down creepy and obnoxious Tall Poppies…

  2. LadyMTL says:

    Hah. I know it’s not nice to gloat (schadenfreude…I think that’s the term) but hah. He’s a gross douche and deserves to fade away again quickly. Stay away from him, Paula. You did the right thing in leaving his a*s.

  3. It is what it is says:

    Haha!! Karma is a b!, no blurred lines about that, amirite? #askrobinthicke

  4. Nympha says:

    Well deserved!
    The only thing that shadows these delicious news is the realization that if he was a little bit “cooler” he would still have fans despite his douchey behaviour. (See: Chris Brown)

    • T.C. says:

      Agree. Also Chris Brown had a strong following of young girls (sadly) who stuck by him because he had previous hits and was considered good looking. Robin Thicke looks like somebody’s potbellyed Oldman trying to look hype. Many of his old fans were Black women who don’t appreciate what he did to Paula.

      • MaiGirl says:

        Nailed it with “potbellyed Oldman.” He has always been gross and try-hard to me, so I’m glad the world is catching up. He doesn’t even sing that well!

  5. NewWester says:

    Wow!, so the record company is losing money on this guy. I can see him being dropped by his label soon. Or if Robin produced this on his own he may go bankrupt. Paula better make sure her son is well provided for and divorce this guy asap

  6. Snazzy says:

    No sympathy here for that fool. Now if only consumers would do the same with Chris Brown …

  7. blue marie says:

    Ha ha ha, that’s all I got

  8. Laura says:

    Hilarious 😀 He has only himself to blame because he is the douchiest of douches.

  9. Word Girl says:

    How many of you believe that Robin Thicke really ever made a real attempt to apologize to Paula and change his ho-hopping ways as atonement for his wrongs? I don’t. Robin just took his antics to the stage to get a career boost. Glad it was an epic fail. I believe Paula must have some very good friends and family somewhere that told her that she needed to leave this dude because it appeared that she was determined to stick with him.. Odd. I wondered why she stayed with him after the whole Miley Cyrus thing. I knew she hadn’t have found that display of entertainment amusing. It seemed like the public was trying to tell Paula to wake up and smell the douche, but she wouldn’t. Some women just have to be dragged from unhealthy relationships. Either way, glad she left.

    • Brittney B says:

      THIS. The public eye probably helped Paula pry herself away from this venomous man, which is no small feat after a decade of lies and manipulation.

      Whether or not it’s total PR (I believe it’s a bit of both), her radio silence means she finally understands the abusive dynamics of their relationship and knows to ignore it (or strengthen herself against it). Their relationship and marriage likely always involved big shows of apology and affection in the private realm, and now he’s just getting more desperate and banking on it in the process.

      Except… hah. Not really. Kudos to the music-loving public for not supporting this.

  10. The Wizz says:

    Whoa! You only have to sell 530 copies to get to number 200 on the UK charts. As talentless as I am I reckon I could sell that many. Music industry here I come!

    • Brittney B says:

      That’s what I was thinking! It really shows how much the music industry has changed… now I’m tempted to waste an hour online, digging up the sales records from past charts.

      • ParisPucker says:

        they need to revise the metrics they use – people download MP3s now, so the archaic way of measuring sales (actual unit sold by LP dispensaries) is way outdated.

      • MBP says:

        ParisPucker, downloads have been counted in the UK charts for years, and either this week or net week streaming will also be counted. Archaic, really?

    • ickythump says:

      Go for it Wizz, I’ll buy it!! xx

  11. Francis says:

    But he did versions of the whole Miley Cyrus thing is his tours on stage night after night for years, sometimes with Paula there. I’ve seen his live show, not on purpose,,but He was an opening act for someone I went to see in Vegas, maybe Lady Gaga , or another singer…can’t recall right now, ….but his MTV performance was tame to what he has done on stage with his dancers. Paula must have been use to seeing him perform sleezy on stage.
    I think it was the club outings and blatant cheating, that embarrassed her.
    That said, I’m still not convinced she’ll divorce him yet? I hope she has truly wised up and can see him for what he is very sleezy, but then again she must know ,she’s done videos with him and been married to him for ages, even through an alleged drug habit he had. He’s put her though so much. I hope she has truly wised up. It’s sad too, that Robin Thicke is such a sleeze and didn’t treat Paula and his marriage with respect, or realize what he had until it was too late!

    530 CDs sold, hahahahaha his career is in the pooper!

    • Shelby says:

      ” I’ve seen his live show, not on purpose,,”
      Too funny!

    • Petee says:

      He did a interview with Howard Stern last year and from what I got from it they had some sort of open relationship.They have been together since they were teenagers and it worked till he got famous with just one song.I also learned on the show he has always been in the background of the music business and wrote hits for a lot of other people so I guess he can go back to that.The whole Miley thing was just weird.Everybody acts like he had sex with her.She was the one that was out there bumping and grinding with her tongue hanging out.I guess he could have stopped the performance but it was a live show.I think if anything he had a fling that had some emotion behind it and Paula got hurt and angry.Not defending him but she has been living this sort of lifestyle with him for a very long time.

  12. Mia4S says:

    Hahaha! Oh dear. That’s almost too sad to be funny!

    The success of Blurred Lines is easily explained. It had a catchy as hell beat (thanks to Marvin Gaye *cough*) and the general public wouldn’t notice or care about the lyrics since they weren’t explicit. It was great background music for dancing. This album sounds like great background music for drunk dialling your ex and stalking. No one is interested.

  13. Adrien says:

    This makes me happy.

  14. Caz says:

    bwhahahaha. Open marriages rarely work. They would still be together if Robin hadn’t got publicly caught. Her PR agent is a genius telling her to not say anything and keep a very low profile. And have no connection to him at all.

  15. Ag says:

    how is he going to afford the penicillin now?

  16. CandyKay says:

    I liked the single off this album, ‘Get her back.’ I didn’t see the video, but the song was nice and catchy. I have not heard the rest of the album.

  17. TG says:

    One douche down. Hundreds more to go.

  18. Shelby says:

    I laughed so hard when I read 530 albums sold, Karma is king

  19. Francis says:

    Even Vanilla Ice is probably laughing.

  20. Kath says:

    Poetic justice. It especially annoyed me that he was groping every female in sight yet played the innocent when it came to the (clearly rehearsed) routine with Miley Cyrus. You can clearly see him walk to a set part of the stage and stick his crotch out, waiting for Miley to arrive, yet he tried to put all responsibility for the ‘twerking’ on a 20 year old girl.

  21. Miffy says:

    Dear Robin Thicke,
    Whoever, on God’s green Earth, advised you that flip flopping from creepy rape confuser and suspected Rohypnol enthusiast to creepy whiny stalker ex is not your friend. Not your friend at all.

  22. feebee says:

    I suppose you can be good and borderline talented or douchey and really talented but you can’t be borderline and a douche. Karma must be female and she has a great sense of humor.

  23. jm says:

    What’s sad is he still sold more albums than Leann rimes

    • MaggieOwns says:

      +100 Goes to show that you can’t be a terrible person and still expect to have tons of fans.

    • Christin says:

      Maybe he can do a reality show next. Or a holiday album.

      I don’t think he will get the message, either, and will keep trying.

  24. lucy2 says:

    Usually we’re bemoaning some d-bag having a huge success, so it’s kind of a nice change that the public seems to have reacted to this and showed their disapproval by closing their wallets.

    • GeeMoney says:

      The best one… “Do you gel your hair with the grease from your own personality?”


    • lucy2 says:

      Those are fantastic.
      I also saw one that had him a Ken doll side by side – it seems the CBers aren’t the only ones who noticed his arm thing.

  25. OTHER RENEE says:

    Every time I see him, that horrible image of him with his dirty fingers up that girl’s butt reflected in the mirror just haunts me. Gross.

  26. Fan says:

    I saw the Mission Impossible movie last night and his wife is so beautiful. I would love to see his wife Paula again in the movie. She is amazing.

  27. Juliette says:

    To add to the hilariousness of this. After only selling 530 copies in the UK, we move to Australia where he sold a wopping 54 copies (probably his family & friends that bought it) this week and it’s #500 on their charts.

    Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving fella.

  28. Hayley says:

    Also, he only sold 550 copies in Canada in the first week! So proud of my country.

    • Juliette says:

      Me too! Us Canadians are a smart bunch. I heard that Get her back song and imho it’s terrible. If that is the best song on the album then the whole thing must be a hot mess.

      I am so glad all his douchey, arrogant behavious is coming back to bite him in the arse. Run Paula Run!!

    • Adrien says:

      54 in Australia. Go, Australia! They probably celebrate some gag gift day over there.

  29. Hannah says:

    I hope Paula’s new film is a hit at the box office that would add further insult to the injury!

    • kri says:

      HAHAHA! Karma had to use a 200 ft.pole to touch you, but she managed it. What a pig. Paula finally(!) had enough, and now no one else even wants to listen to his stalker music. Robin Thicke, you have grossed out the universe. Don’t ever look back, Paula.

  30. Shellie says:

    Grow your hair back. The shaved look just doesn’t work for you Robin.

  31. holly hobby says:

    Never heard Blurred Lines (can you believe that?) but I did see the silent video at the local Carl’s Jr. last year when we were there for lunch. I am always very meh about him. He has a face you want to slap.

  32. Shellie says:

    Should have stayed humble after your “blurred lines” hit. Now you lost a beautiful woman.

  33. Whitney says:

    He just seems so creepy to me. And douche-y. Very, very douche-y.

  34. AryaMartell says:

    Yep, it only sold 505 copies in Canada according to Soundscan when I last checked. Good. I say that because I hate the fact this f—er has gotten away glorifying violating women. I don’t know where Robin Thicke lives these days but I know in certain Canadian provinces you have to be legally separated for 1-2 years before filing for divorce. Not sure if that applies where they live (I assume in the U.S. somewhere). I also think and with Robin’s penchant for violent text messages that she could also be separating first and then once he calms his ass down a bit and accepts that their relationship is over then she will file for divorce. I knew a women who did that because she was scared her husband would become violent and he exhibited similar behaviour as Robin did according to her. To me it seems like Paula is just biding her time and waiting to file for divorce. Which good on her. I can’t believe that it took her that long to realize she was with a creepy douchebag. On the same note I worry about her and what will happen when 1) she does file for divorce and 2) when she decides to bring a new man into her life. Part of me wants to see Robin have an absolute meltdown because he’s such an ass but then I think of the potential violence that could come with it and I worry for her and their son.

  35. cc says:

    530… I’m thinking only radio stations and clubs and whatnots bought the album? xD

  36. Rusty Machine says:

    54 copies in Australia!!!!!!

  37. Jennifer says:

    I totally never interpreted Blurred Lines as rapey. Ever. I took it to be about a horny girl who was a ‘good girl’ but nevertheless…horny. Now, don’t confuse my (almost) defense of the song with the fact I consider him one of the grossest people on the planet.

  38. Jaded says:

    My fave from the #askThicke tag:

    “Are you alone reading these or just gyrating against some furniture?”


  39. Chris says:

    His fifteen minutes are over.

  40. Camille (The Original) says:

    Ha ha.

  41. Edminster says:

    That’s hilarious.

  42. Cristabella says:

    I’m surprised people are being so mean. Yes, he might be a little douchy, but Adam Levine is the king of douche and people still worship that turd and apparently buy his albums. Think of all the women he and many others have betrayed. I guess I just don’t get why Robin is getting so much hate compared to others?