Audiences don’t seem to be as put off by Robin Thicke‘s single “Blurred Lines” as critics are. Though the track has been repeatedly described as “rapey” and the music video was banned from YouTube, “Blurred Lines” continues to top popular music charts.
The Official Charts Company tells Reuters that Thicke sold 133,000 copies of “Blurred Lines” last week in the UK alone. This will be his fourth week at number one in that region. The 718,000 copies of the single sold thus far in Great Britain make “Blurred Lines” the second biggest selling track in the UK in 2013. The single also earned Thicke his first Billboard No. 1.
Thicke’s new album, also called “Blurred Lines,” is due out on July 30. In an interview with Radio.com, Thicke promised that his sixth studio record will be “feel-good.”
“I’ve written so many songs about my insecurities, my fears, my failures, my relationship problems, my personal issues, my issues with God and the universe,” he says. “I’ve written about everything. I think that’s why this album I was like, ‘I don’t want to write about myself anymore. I just want to write stuff that makes people feel good.’ This is the most fun, feel-good music I’ve ever made.”