"Blurred Lines" the song isn't the only No. 1 Robin Thicke can count for the summer of 2013. His new album of the same name debuted on top of the Billboard 200 this week (Aug. 7).
Thicke's sixth studio album sold 177,000 copies in its first week, marking his best weekly sales to date, according to Billboard. Led by his controversial, earworm of a song "Blurred Lines," the record easily topped the charts. It doesn't hurt that Thicke has been promoting his single and album like crazy. With recent appearances on "America's Got Talent," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and last night's "The Colbert Report," Thicke has been heavily pushing his song of the summer.
The chart topping of "Blurred Lines" is no real surprise. Not only does Thicke have a powerful single with two months on top of the charts, but "Blurred Lines" debuted at No. 1 in the UK upon its release on July 12.
"Blurred Lines" wasn't the only record to debut on the Billboard 200 this week. Rock act Five Finger Death Punch's most recent album "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell: Volume 1" started at No. 2, selling 112,000 copies. Tech N9ne's "Something Else" debut at No. 4 and Backstreet Boys' comeback album "In A World Like This" premiered in the No. 5 slot, with 48,000 copies.
In between those four debuts was Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail," which sold 62,000 copies in its third week, showing Hova still has the power to move albums deep in to his career.
The top 10 of the Billboard 200 is rounded out by familiar fare and one new appearance. The "Teen Beach Movie" sountrack (No. 6), American boy band Emblem3's debut album "Nothing to Lose" debuted at No. 7 with 46,000 copies. Selena Gomez's chart-topping "Stars Dance" stumbled down to No. 8. "Kidz Bop 24" fell to No. 9 and Flordia Georgia Line stick in the top 10 in the last spot.