Robin Thicke Breaks Records And Addresses “Blurred Lines” Controversy

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Robin Thicke releases “Blurred Lines” his sixth studio album today. The album titled first single featuring T.I and Pharell Williams has broken records left and right. “Blurred Lines,” the song, has been the No.1 song on Billboard’s Hot 100 for seven weeks in a row and has been certified triple platinum with more than 3.5 million in sales to date. According to HipHopDX.com, the song has also shattered the record for highest radio audience ever. As of this week, the track has reached more than 242 million listeners, much more than the previous record of 188 million.  During the week of June 23, “Blurred Lines” broke the record for biggest-single week downloads with 428,000 downloads. If that wasn’t enough, the record is an international success and has reached #1 in 80 countries around the world.

With great success comes controversy. The Independent released a story stating that “Blurred Lines” was criticized by a United Kindgom rape charity for trivializing sexual violence, objectifying women and “reinforcing rape myths”.

Watch Robin Thicke answer questions about the supposed “lyrical controversy” and perform his newest single “Take It Easy On Me”  on the ‘Today Show’ below:


PHOTO: Robin Thicke performs at NBC’s TODAY Show on July 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)