Robin Thicke’s Album “Paula” Flops and Goes Toothpick in the UK and Paper Towel in the US
Robin Thicke released his newest album Paula last week and this week, we find out that it only sold 530 copies in the UK. That album went toothpick. Or tinfoil. And in the US, it sold 25,000 copies. At least it went a bit better, going paper towel.
I haven’t listened to it so I can’t speak on the quality of it and whether it’s good but the moment I found out that he decided to name it “Paula,” I knew this wasn’t gonna go over well.
Robin’s public breakup with his wife of 9 years and high school sweetheart (Paula Patton) came after the streets were talmbout how he cheated. And after MediaTakeOut published a picture of Robin feeling on a fan’s butt as they were taking a picture together. It also followed the lawsuit that claims Blurred Lines ripped off a sample of Marvin Gaye’s Got To Give It Up. On top of all that, there was much outcry about the song being rapey because of its sexually aggressive lyrics.
Basically, Robin Thicke’s whole persona at the moment is a crisis communications and public relations nightmare. For this reason, he probably should have thought the release of this album through.
If not even the release date, he should have thought twice about naming it “Paula.” Naming your project after your estranged wife, who is obviously not here for you at the moment, is weird. It’s actually kinda dumb. He’s admitted that he wants her back because she’s the “Love of his life” and he’s on some sort of press junket to convince her that he missed her. I wonder if it wouldn’t be best if he just found some bros to vent to. Someone shoulda gifted Alan Thicke’s son with a journal that has a lock on it and let him cry.
LET IT OUT, BRO!
Homeboy needs to write his feelings down in a book, sing them while laying in a tub and then see if he can possibly replicate a 90s video. He’s an artist (and he’s sensitive about his shit. Word to Erykah) so singing about lost love is not bad. Paula being his muse is to be expected. But there’s something just slightly weird about him calling the album that, because it feels like he’s pressuring her to address him.
Also, I don’t think it’s fair to Paula because he doesn’t allow her to heal and deal privately, which is her right. I’d be pissed if I were her. PISSED. Like can I live in peace? IS THAT OK?
So yeah, I’m not surprised that this album flopped harder than a toddler when you try to pick them up and they don’t want you to. Or like this cat:
Robin is outchea getting his Keith Sweat on for this Beg & B album and people are giving him the collective side-eye. I think that’s why his album went bus card.
Bless his heart.
Have yall listened to the album? Is it good? Whatcha think about him naming it “Paula?”
P.S. I heard he sold just 54 copies in Australia. Dude went tic tac. 1 tic tac. Not even the whole pack. Just 1. Damb.