Robin Thicke has sold 530 units of his album Paula in the United Kingdom, according to MTV.
The MTV report refers to the sales figure as “a disastrous debut” and points out that it is a 98 percent decrease in sales from Blurred Lines, which approached 26,000 units during its first week in the United Kingdom last year.
Thicke‘s US sales of Paula were stronger than the singer’s UK sales figures.
Thicke’s Paula debuted in the #9 spot this week, selling 23,765 units in its first week of availability.
Paula is believed to be a dedication to Paula Patton, Thicke’s estranged wife.
During an interview with Hot 97 recently, Thicke explained the album’s concept.
“The album is exactly what happens when you lose the love of your life and you’re trying to figure it out in your head,” he said. “How am I going to move on and get through it all? We just weren’t happy together anymore and I still had so much I wanted to apologize for, and things I wanted to take responsibility for, so that’s pretty much what the album’s about.”
More from that interview is below.
(July 9, 2014)
UPDATE: Following the above report regarding Thicke’s sales figure in the United Kingdom, MSN reports that Robin Thicke’s Paula sold 54 copies in its first week of availability in Australia.