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Robin Thicke Breaks Record Despite “Sexist of the Year” Claim

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Robin Thicke performs at ESPN The Party at Basketball City - Pier 36 - South Street on January 31st, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images For ESPN)
Everybody apparently doesn't hate Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."

Though the singer has faced a barrage of chauvinism charges over the song's provocative video -- the End Violence Against Women Coalition named Thicke its Sexist of the Year -- the song has become the most downloaded track of all-time in the U.K.

According to the Official Charts Company, "Blurred Lines," which features Pharrell Williams and T.I., has been downloaded 1.54 million times, with only Adele's "Someone Like You" topping the 1.5 million mark.

Thicke tells us that he still loves the song, which he adds came together quickly in the studio:

"Pharrell and I were in the studio making a couple records, and then on the third day I came in the studio and I told him I wanted to do something kinda like Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give It Up,' that kind of feel 'cause that's one of my favorite songs of all time. So we started messing with some drums and then he started going 'hey, hey, hey' and about an hour and a half later we had the whole record finished."

In the U.S., "Blurred Lines" -- which is also the title of Thicke's latest album -- hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified six-times platinum.

It was also nominated for two Grammy Awards. Thicke performs Saturday (April 26) at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and has several other dates booked for the spring and summer. 

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