Robin Thicke’s marriage is down the drain, and his new album Paula is following the same pathway.
It sold just 24K copies in its first week in the U.S., which allows it to enter the Billboard 200 at No. 9. It did much worse in Britain, where it sold just 530 copies and entered the chart at No. 200.
Thicke’s previous album, Blurred Lines, opened at No. 1 in both countries. It sold 177K copies in its first week in the U.S. and 25K copies in its first week in the U.K.
This album is just part of Thicke’s grand (but so far unsuccessful) campaign to save his marriage. At the recent BET Awards, he prefaced his performance of Forever Love (another track from the album) by saying: “I’d like to dedicate this to my wife. I miss you and I’m sorry.”
He made a similar dedication on May 18 at the Billboard Music Awards, where he performed Get Her Back. He has also dedicated his 2007 hit Lost Without U to Patton in concerts.