So far, 2014 hasn’t been the best year for Robin Thicke.
Back in February, the singer and his wife/high school sweetheart Paula Patton announced their separation, stating that they both agreed it was for the best.
Soon afterwards, though, it became clear that the “Blurred Lines” star was intent on winning back Paula’s heart, and he began to publicly beg for her forgiveness during concerts and at awards shows.
Building on that sentiment, Thicke announced a few weeks ago that his new record would be called Paula and dedicated entirely to his estranged wife, with singles featuring titles such as “Get Her Back” and “Love Can Grow Back.”
Now, the verdict is in on Paula…and it’s really not doing well.
According to The Guardian, Thicke’s seventh studio album has only sold 530 copies in the U.K. since being released last week. That’s compared to the 25,981 copies that his previous record, Blurred Lines, sold during its first week in 2013.
Additionally, early projections from Billboard show that Paula is only expected to sell about 25,000 units in the U.S. during its first week, with Blurred Lines having sold 177,000 during the same time frame last year – a career high for the 37-year-old singer.
The news comes after a disastrous situation on Twitter last week in which fans were told to ask Robin questions using the hashtag #AskThicke. Instead, the Q&A quickly turned into a bashing session, with people aiming personal attacks at the singer and his music.
Meanwhile, Thicke has been busy performing at festivals overseas and has not publicly addressed what many are deeming the commercial failure of his record.
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