Robin Thicke‘s Blurred Lines is projected to debut at number one on the Billboard album chart next week with an estimated tally of 130,000 copies. That number has been construed as disappointing by some given the omnipresence of “Blurred Lines” on the radio and its seven-week stint on top of the Hot 100. But it’s still enough to snag the blue-eyed soul singer his first chart-topping album and, potentially, his biggest first-week sales bow.
At present that honor belongs to Something Else, which debuted at number three with 135,000+ copies sold in 2008. Given the sex symbol’s non-stop promo campaign and appeal to older audiences (who mostly go shopping later in the week because they are, you know, working), he should be able to top that. And if the “Sex Therapy” singer doesn’t, he can always console himself by looking in the mirror.
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