Robin Thicke
Trey Songz poised for a breakthrough with 'Trigga'
Trey Songz poised for a breakthrough with 'Trigga'

The awkward interviews. The harsh reviews. The disastrous Twitter Q&A in which he was asked why he continues “to be such a creep.” Last week was not a good one for Robin Thicke, the R&B star whose widely pilloried new album “Paula” – about his attempt to win back his estranged wife, Paula Patton – could enter the Billboard chart on Wednesday with sales of 20,000 copies, according to some music-industry estimates. (Thicke’s previous record, last year’s “Blurred Lines,” debuted with 177,000.) But as the old saying goes – well, sort of – a sinking ship lifts all the other boats floating in the same body of...