Robin Thicke's new album Paula bombs in the UK as only 530 copies shifted in first week
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It looks like Robin Thicke's moment in the sun here in the UK may be firmly back in 2013 after the release of his new album fell flat on its' first week. Only 530 people purchased the album, titled Paula after his ex-wife, meaning that the record debuted at a lowly number 200 in the UK charts.
Thicke had a stellar year in 2013 riding high on the success of his collaboration with Pharell Williams on Blurred Lines. The song was the most iconic tune of the year, despite the backlash against its' and his album of the same name managed to sell over 25,000 copies in its' first week.
It seems that his appeal has diminished in the UK at a rate of knots. All is not lost for Thicke however, as Paula is selling much better in the States. More than 25,000 copies have been purchased across the pond which could see Paula enter the top 10 in the US charts.
Thicke was also involved in the most talked about event of 2013 after his performance with a scantily-clad and twerking Miley Cyrus at the VMA Music Awards sent shockwaves around the world. Thicke was a prop as Cyrus firmly shed her Hannah Montana image and announced her coming of age. He passed the whole event off saying "People ask me if I twerk and I'm like 'Listen, I'm the twerkee, I don't twerk, I'm just twerked upon'."
Paula is essentially a come-back-to-me plea to Paula Patton whom he separated from back in February. The split came after 9 years of marriage and materialised as Patton claimed she could not deal with Thicke's infidelity as a result of being thrust into the limelight.