As you may have heard, Robin Thicke recently released a new album, Paula. In an effort to win back his wife, hottie actress Paula Patton (the couple separated in February due to his cheating shenanigans), the R&B singer threw together this album of baby-come-back-to-me ballads — but it’s been greeted by crickets. The album has bombed completely, selling only 25,000 copies so far. And it gets even worse in the UK, where it sold only 530 copies! Perspective? An album has to sell at least 500,000 copies to be certified by the Record Company Industry of America. Not really the ex-wife panty-dropper the crooner was expecting, was it?
Happily for Thicke, his album certainly isn’t the worst-selling of all time. By leaps and bounds, projects by the likes of Vanilla Ice, Heidi Montag, and JC Chasez surpassed Paula in terms of embarrassing sales. In honor of Thicke’s spectacular flop, let’s take a look back at ten of the biggest album fails of the past fifteen years!
Robin stopped by VH1 headquarters recently to dicuss the (not so subtle) deeper meanings behind his latest disc.
[Photos: EMI, Cash Money Records, Warner Bros., Jive]