Robin Thicke soars to No. 1 in the UK (+video)

Robin Thicke has a new single, "Blurred Lines," which became the fastest selling single of 2013 in Britain. The Robin Thicke song, which features hip hop artists T.I. and Pharrell Williams, sold 190,000 copies in the first week.

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    Musician Robin Thicke has a new single, "Blurred Lines,' which rose to No. 1 in the first week on sale in the UK. Here Thicke performs during Glamorama 2012 at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
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American R&B singer/songwriter Robin Thicke has scored his first No. 1 in the British singles charts with "Blurred Lines", which became the fastest selling single of 2013, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.

The song, which features hip hop artists T.I. and Pharrell Williams, sold 190,000 copies during its first week on sale, knocking British rapper Naughty Boy's dance track "La La La", featuring London singer Sam Smith, into No. 2.

"It is an honor and a pleasure to be number one in the UK. It's something I've always dreamed of," Thicke told the Official Charts Company.

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The song is the lead single to his sixth studio album, which is also titled Blurred Lines.

In the albums chart, French electronic music duo Daft Punk retained the top spot with "Random Access Memories", which had shot straight to number one last week, while veteran Rod Stewart held on at number two with "Time".

The duo in the shiny helmets, who were at the forefront of electronic dance music in the 1990s, have scored an international success with "Random Access Memories" after a tantalising online promotional campaign ahead of release.

The album gave Daft Punk their first No.1  on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart last week. (Editing by Mike Collett-White)

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