Robin Thicke Tops UK Pop Charts

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
June 3, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” has sold 190,000 copies in its first week, making it the U.K.’s fastest-selling single so far this year.

The track, featuring rapper T.I. and Pharrell Williams, surpassed Naughty Boy’s “La La La,” which had sold about 145,000 copies in its first week in May, according to Official Charts.

“It’s an honor and a pleasure to be number one in the U.K., … a dream come true,” Thicke told the BBC.

Thicke, 36, is the son of actor Alan Thicke and singer/songwriter Gloria Loring. He is married to his long-time sweetheart, actress Paula Patton, who starred in Hitch (2005),  Deja Vu  (2006), and other movies.

Thicke’s music is influenced by 1970s soul; Biography.com states that Thicke has named Marvin Gaye and Al Green among his influences.

Other hits by Thicke include “Lost Without U,” released in 2006, and “Magic,” released in 2008.

Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.