Robin Thicke’s miserable week seems to be going from bad to worse. Following news that his latest album Paula sold a dismal 530 copies during its first week on sale in the UK, it now emerges that he’s fared even less well in Australia. According to News.com.au, Paula has shifted fewer than 54 copies during its debut week on sale.

Thicke’s attempt to musically woo his ex-wife Paula Patton failed to place in Australia’s national Aria 500 Chart. The album at number 500, a Blondie compilation, sold only 54 copies last week, meaning Thicke must have sold even fewer.

In comparison, at the same time last year, his previous album Blurred Lines reached the No 4 spot on the Australian chart. The titular single rocketed to first place.

Earlier this week, Paula made headlines for all the wrong reasons when it sold just 530 copies in the UK, less than 2% of his previous album’s first week of sales. Paula also performed underwhelmingly in the US, selling only 24,000 copies to enter ninth position, a huge flop compared with Blurred Lines’ 117,000 US sales in its first week.