*Robin Thicke’s new album “Paula” had an even worse first week in Australia than its opening in the UK.
It was revealed Wednesday that his album, named after his estranged wife Paula Patton, sold fewer than 54 copies in Australia during its first week of release. It failed to break into the country’s ARIA Top 500 chart after it hit shelves last week.
The news comes after the record flopped in the U.K., reportedly selling just 530 units to scrape into the charts at number 200, and in Canada, where Paula was bought by just 550 fans.
The album has fared slightly better in the U.S. where it sold around 25,000 copies to reach number nine on the Billboard 200 chart this week (beg07Jul14).
The numbers are a stark contrast to Thicke’s hugely successful 2013 album “Blurred Lines,” which debuted at number one in the U.S. and Britain, and won a Grammy Award nomination in the Best Pop Vocal Album category.