Robin Thicke’s ‘Look Easy’ Goes to No. 1 on Adult R&B Airplay Chart

As Thicke nets his sixth leader, here’s a recap of his half-dozen No. 1s on Adult R&B Airplay:

Song Title, Artist (if other than Robin Thicke), Weeks at No. 1, Date Reached No. 1:
“Lost Without U,” 15, Feb. 3, 2007
“Love After War,” three, Feb. 11, 2012
“For the Rest of My Life,” five, Jan. 11, 2014
“Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. + Pharrell, 17, Aug. 17, 2013
“That’s What Love Can Do,” three, July 6, 2019
“Look Easy,” one (to date), Aug. 21, 2021

Plus, as “That’s What Love Can Do” and “Easy” both surface from Thicke’s On Earth, and in Heaven album, the set, released in February, becomes the first Thicke LP to generate multiple No. 1s on the chart.

“Easy” also represents a return to form for Thicke after his previous single, “When You Love Somebody,” peaked at No. 15 on the Adult R&B Airplay chart and broke a run of seven consecutive top 10 successes.

Thanks to growing airplay from the adult R&B sector, “Easy” climbs on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, which measures audience listenership across both adult-oriented and mainstream-leaning stations. There, the single registered a 24% surge to 11.6 million in audience in the week ending Aug. 15 to advance 16-13 on the list and give Thicke his best showing in eight years, since “Blurred Lines” dominated for 12 weeks at No. 1 in 2013.

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