Robin Thicke's new album Paula is turning out to be a flop of Brazilian proportions.
After reports that the album – a collection of love songs dedicated to his estranged wife, actress Paula Patton – bombed in the U.K. with only 530 copies sold, now comes the even harsher news: it sold only 20 more here in Canada (that's 550 total, for the bean counters), according to Nielsen SoundScan figures.
Comparatively speaking, his 2013 album Blurred Lines – which contained the hit title track and song of the summer – had a No. 1 debut, selling 13,000 copies.
The numbers were dismal in the U.S. as well, where the heartbroken crooner managed only 24,000 in sales, putting Paula at No. 9 (he came in at No. 1 and sold 177,000 with Blurred Lines).
After rumours of infidelity on Thicke's part, both he and Patton announced their separation in February after almost nine years of marriage.