Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” remains at #1 on the Hot 100 for a ninth consecutive week. And, just in case you needed another reminder that there’s absolutely no escape from this particular musical zeitgeist moment, Thicke has pulled off the double-whammy of having his same-titled album debut in the top spot on the Billboard 200. Blurred Lines sold 177,000 copies out of the gate.
The album, Robin Thicke’s sixth, is his first chart-topper. It’s worth noting that the crooner’s last album peaked at #22, so this closes the circle on a pretty brilliant late-in-career surge. Of course, the real test will be if Robin can avoid the Gotye Syndrome by pulling a second hit out of his hat before 2013 winds down. After all, sooner or later, America is finally going to figure out what rhymes with “hug me” and move on. Right? Right?
Catch how the rest of the Top 10 played out below.
The Top 10 Of The Billboard 200 Chart
1. Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines *new* *1 week*
2. Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side Of Heaven & The Righteous Side Of Hell *new*
3. Jay-Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail
4. Tech N9ne, Something Else *new*
5. Backstreet Boys, In A World Like This *new*
6. Soundtrack, Teen Beach Movie
7. Emblem3, Nothing To Lose *new*
8. Selena Gomez, Stars Dance
9. Kidz Bop, Kidz Bop 24
10. Florida Georgia Line, Here’s To The Good Times