Robin Thicke's Album Paula Only Sells 530 Copies in U.K. in First Week
Robin Thicke's attempt to win back wife Paula Patton hasn't worked out just yet — and neither has selling his latest album. The Guardian reports that his latest studio album, titled Paula, only sold 530 copies in the U.K. in its first week of sales. In contrast, his smash album Blurred Lines sold 25,981 copies in July 2013.
This year has proven to be a bit difficult for Thicke, 37. He split from actress Patton, 38, in February and admitted that he has "no idea" what he's doing while promoting his album on Good Morning America earlier this month.
"I'm just kind of flying by the seat of my pants on this one," he said at the time. "I just wanted to make something artistic out of a very difficult period. When you lose the love of your life, you don't have much to hide anymore."
"She's the best person I ever met," he added of Patton. "So I thought the least I could do would be to devote an album to her." On July 1, he also admitted on New York's Hot 97 radio station that he hasn't seen Patton "for four months." (The estranged couple are parents to son Julian, 4.)
Even worse, a Q&A to promote Paula went terribly wrong last month. When VH1 asked fans to tweet in questions using the hashtag #AskThicke, the Billboard Award winner was slammed with comments about misogyny, his raunchy 2013 VMA performance with Miley Cyrus, and more.
Thicke's albums sales in the U.S. have yet to be revealed.