Robin Thicke, a 36-year-old American R&B singer who also holds Canadian citizenship, just won’t let go of his iron grip on the United Kingdom’s charts. His new summer hit “Blurred Lines” is again number one for the fourth week on the British pop charts, according to a report from Reuters.
It is probably no one’s great surprise that the number one album was US rapper Kanye West’s much-hyped Yeezus.
The numbers come from the Official Charts Company, which noted that Robin Thicke has now sold over 718,000 copies of “Blurred Lines” in the UK, making it 2013’s second most popular single there.
“Blurred Lines” features T.I. and Pharrell, which has guaranteed its success in the United States as well.
Robin Thicke has confessed to being a little surprised by the track’s success. Apparently, his record company was startled as well.
In a Yahoo! Cover Media report, Thicke is quoted as saying:
“The craziest thing is, [Blurred Lines] keeps growing on the iTunes charts. I was told it’s gone number one in 52 countries. I made the song last summer…[but] the problem was, they had always believed in me but they liked my other music and they didn’t know if it would be a hit…they didn’t quite get it. It’s so different, where is it gonna play?”
Now the excitement is growing for the July 30 upcoming release of Thicke’s new album, which will also be called Blurred Lines.
According to Anti-Music, the next single will be “Give it 2 U” which Thicke described as “very Michael Jackson, Prince but also pretty hip-hop. It’s a big, shiny pop record.”
So there you have it. If you want a deep, tortured artist, I guess you’ve got to head on over to Kanye West’s latest. Robin Thicke just wants to have fun.