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9 August 2013, 11:22
The 'Blurred Lines' singer says his label originally didn't want to support the recent chart smash.
Robin Thicke has revealed that his record label "didn't get" his huge hit 'Blurred Lines' when they first heard it and had little plans to support the single.
The US singer has scored one of the biggest hits of 2013 with his Pharrell Williams and T.I. featuring hit, which stayed number one on the Vodafone Big Top 40 for several weeks, but says it was an uphill battle with his label until they saw the single's controversial music video.
"The record company didn't get it," Robin revealed to Associated Press this week. "They didn't even pay for the video.
"They didn't want to support it at all, Remy Martin paid for the video," he explained. "And as soon as the record company saw the video they said, 'This is a smash'.
"It did [sound like a hit] to me and then I went into a record label and I played it for the heads of the label and everybody just went, 'Nice. nice'," he recalled. "Got no response, was kind of surprised by that."
Check out a picture of Robin Thicke at a film premiere this month below (Credit: Rex Features):
Last month Robin revealed that he is glad it has taken him so long to find worldwide success as a solo artist because he doesn't believe he would have dealt with it well in his younger days.
Robin Thicke released his new album 'Blurred Lines' at the end of July.