After achieving commercial success and the biggest hit of his ten-year career, Robin Thicke is set to climb right back to the top spot on the UK charts this weekend.
The Californian’s latest single, Blurred Lines, has moved up to the number one position in the mid-week charts, shoving John Newman’s single, Love Me Again down to second spot.
Robin’s single has shifted 190,000 copies in the UK becoming Britain’s fastest selling single of the year so far, since it topped the UK Top 40 0n 2 June and current sales stand at more than 718,000 copies.
The song is taken from Robin’s forthcoming album of the same name which will be released in the UK on 15 July and will feature guests including Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz.
Other notable appearances on the chart include newcomer Iggy Azeala who landed a spot at number seventeen with her latest single, Bounce, Katy B’s, What Love is Made For at number twenty and Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake latest collaboration Holy Grail; taken from Hov’s new album, Magna Carter Holy Grail enters at twenty seven.
I’m actually shocked at the success of Blurred Lines, in an era where RnB sales are declining rapidly, it’s certainly a positive look for urban music and will hopefully restore lost faith in the genre from the general public.
To be honest, I’m just thrilled that the EDM trend seems to be slowly but surely dying out.