“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell jumps from #6 to #1 in its eighth week. It’s Thicke’s first #1; T.I.’s fourth; Pharrell’s third. The sexy, slinky track sold 315K digital copies this week. That’s the greatest one-week tally since Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” sold 340K in April. Sales of “Blurred Lines” shot up by 38% this week, so it will probably see even bigger weeks ahead. The song tops the 1 million mark in digital sales this week. It’s Thicke’s first million-seller. “Lost Without U” is up to 946K.
“Blurred Lines” also jumps to #1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It’s Thicke’s third #1 on this chart, following 2007’s “Lost Without U” and 2010’s “Sex Therapy.” It’s the fourth #1 on this chart for both T.I. and Pharrell. “Blurred Lines” ends Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ 21-week lock on the #1 spot on this chart. (“Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz, headed the chart for 14 weeks, followed immediately by “Can’t Hold Us,” featuring Ray Dalton, which stayed on top for seven weeks.) Thus, this is the 22nd consecutive week that a white artist has been the lead artist on the #1 hit on this chart (though the featured artists in all three cases are African American.)Read More »from Week Ending June 9, 2013. Songs: Pretty Fly For A White Guy