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Robin Thicke Should Put Down The Mic And Get A Clue

    July 13, 2014
    Toni Matthews-El
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Paula, the latest album by Robin Thicke, managed to sell an abysmal 25,000 copies in the United States. A quick look around the world and you’ll see that the response is even grimmer abroad.

In the United Kingdom, Thicke sold just 530 copies of Paula.

How did Thicke fare in Australia? Well, in order to place on their sales chart, you have to sell a minimum of 54 copies. Thicke’s newest album couldn’t even make that happen.

It is pretty much official at this point: Robin Thicke’s Paula is set to be the biggest flop of the year.

Apparently Paula Patton isn’t the only one sick of the “Blurred Lines” singer; the general public is over his “Poor Man’s Justin Timberlake” shtick as well.

This is terrible news for Thicke, who was riding high only a year ago off the success of his smash hit.

Though a number of women consider “Blurred Lines” an anthem for misogyny and date rape, the song boasted a catchy beat and a music video with “viral internet sensation” potential.

While “Blurred Lines” may have been mildly disturbing, “Get Her Back” is just all kinds of creepy and cringe-worthy. Both videos contain nudity, but only one gives off stalker-ex vibes.

Robin Thicke is a talented singer who had the potential to be a star, but it’s looking like he’s hitting 14:59 out of his 15 minutes. If he has any desire for longevity, it is long past time that he got a clue.

Paula Patton dumped him. Though the separation was public, there was no need to turn his “crusade” public as well. There was sure as heck no sensible reason to dedicate an entire album to the embarrassing situation.

Thicke simply does not possess the level of originality and depth of soulful talent to pull off an album about lost love.

And given the poor sales, it’s clear that no one really cares anyway.

Thicke, put down the mic and pick up a phone. Call Paula Patton or hell, call a marriage counselor.

Just please…PLEASE…leave the rest of us out of it!

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  • James Bradley

    First, although the first week sales in the US were below his recent albums (remember this guy has four separate Gold Albums in the US since 2007, not exactly a “One Hit Wonder” ) it still ranked in the Top 10 for the week, not sure how that is abysmal. It’s hard to crown it the year’s biggest flop when Thicke, despite hi s success, never came close to he levels of mainstream success J Lo & Mariah carey have had (both there albums have flopped much worse). I agree, the whole public pleas to his wife is a little discerning, at the same time the writer here is way off base in her assessment of his success and career to this point.

    • Bonnie

      Well said James. He is a R & B singer this album still has the potential to do well just not mainstream. I listen to the album it is very good just not for pop radio. R & B stations could make this album a success. Lock the Door is a great song with a lot of potential. Also his Love and War album was good but only sold 250,000 copies.

  • http://www.janetscreativecottage.com janetspillows

    I feel sorry for him. He’s ruining his own career without meaning to. We all make mistakes so none of us are perfect. I think that if he really wants her back he should do it the old fashioned way by going to Paula’s house with a dozen red roses and asking her for forgiveness. If she still loves him she will take him back. But i hate to say that so far it doesn’t seem like she wants him back. She hasn’t said much. Maybe she found someone else. Who knows? But I think he needs to focus on his career before it crumbles and just move on. If it’s meant to be it will happen.