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Robin Thicke Lands First No. 1 Album on Hot 200 With 'Blurred Lines'

August 8, 2013 (2:56 am) GMT
After 10 years since he released his debut album, the 'Give It 2 U' singer finally has a No.1 album in the Billboard chart.

It took him more than ten years to get it, but now can finally say he has reached the top of the Billboard Hot 200 chart. After his track of the same title consistently topped the Hot 100 singles chart, it's now the R 'n' B artist's " album's turn to reign the albums chart, selling 177,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Thicke's "Blurred Lines" leads the five debuts this week on the albums chart, with rock band claiming the runner-up spot with "", which moved 112,000 copies. It bumps last week's No. 2 album, 's platinum-selling "" which sells an additional 62,000 copies (down 20%), to the third spot.

Two more new arrivals fill in the next two slots, with 's "" taking the No. 4 spot with 58,000 in sales and ' comeback album "" occupying the No. 5 position with 48,000. Tumbling three places down to No. 6 is the "" TV movie soundtrack, moving another 47,000 copies this week to increase its three-week release total to 129,000.

The fifth and final debut this week in the charts, "" alum 's "", settles in at No. 7 with 46,000, followed by 's "" which takes a dive from last week's top spot, a whopping 68% decline in record sales with only 31,000 copies sold after an impressive debut. "Kidz Bop 24" slips down five places from No. 4 to No. 9 as their total this week declined by 27% with 28,000, while posting just a little less than that figure is 's "Here's to the Good which rounds up the top ten this week.

  1. - "" (177,000)
  2. - "" (112,000)
  3. - "" (62,000)
  4. - "" (58,000)
  5. -"" (48,000)
  6. Various artists - "" soundtrack (47,000)
  7. - "" (46,000)
  8. - "" (31,000)
  9. Various artists - "Kidz Bop 24" (28,000)
  10. - "" (28,000)


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