Robin Thicke’s Ride Atop Billboard Hot 100, R&B Charts Continues Post VMAs

Robin Thicke walked away from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with thee most talked about performance earlier this week and as of today, retains the top spot on at least three coveted music charts, including the Billboard Hot 100.

According to Billboard, Thicke's hit single, "Blurred Lines," earned a 12th week atop the Hot 100 this week, fending off hit singles from Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. It is just the 14th title to top the Hot 100 for at least 12 weeks.

The hit single also leads on the Radio Songs tally for an eighth week, though there is a decline in airplay this week, totally around 3 percent (down to 221.3 million versus 228.9 million impressions).

"It ("Blurred Lines") also posts an eighth week atop the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (1.7 million U.S. streams, down 4%, according to BDS), while holding at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (6.1 million, down 8%). On Digital Songs, "Lines" remains at No. 2 (following a 10-week command) with 251,000 downloads sold (down 14%)," reports from Nielsen SoundScan confirm.

On the R&B charts, "Blurred Lines" logs a 15th week atop the R&B Songs chart and a 12th week atop the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart.