Robin Thicke continues to break career records as he’s finally scored his first No. 1 album with the release of “Blurred Lines.”
In its first week of sales, Thicke’s sixth studio album sat atop the Billboard 200 with 177,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The opening week also marks Thicke’s best sales week in his career, surpassing his previous largest launch when 2008’s “Something Else” hit No. 3 with 137,000.
Thicke’s first chart-topping opening week comes just after the 10-year anniversary of his debut album. “A Beautiful World” was released in April 2003 and only spent one week on the chart at No. 152. In his early days, he was billed simply as Thicke. It is his only album to not carry his full name.
The album’s hit lead single, also titled “Blurred Lines,” still holds the NO. 1 slot on the Digital Songs chart. It’s the second-biggest-selling song of the year, only behind Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop.”