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Robin Thicke’s new album Paula is an unmitigated commercial disaster

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Even if Robin Thicke’s new album Paula was written with just one person in mind, record executives can’t be too pleased with the album’s commercial performance. In fact, for all intents and purposes, Thicke’s seventh album is perhaps the biggest flop of 2014.

As the Guardian reports, Paula sold just 25,000 copies in its first week. That’s an 86% decrease compared to the first-week sales of his previous LP, Blurred Lines, which moved 177,000 copies. It’s even worse in the UK, where just 530 people purchased copies of the album. That’s a 98% drop from Blurred Lines, which sold 26,000 copies in the UK in its first week.

Even the album’s No. 1 demo doesn’t seem wooed; according to Thicke, he hasn’t spoken to his estranged wife Paula Patton since the album’s release.

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