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Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' breaks record for the highest radio audience ever recorded

Published July 26, 2013 1:34 pm

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Robin Thicke's ubiquitous No. 1 single "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. & Pharrell, continues its full-scale domination of the airwaves this summer, having broken the record for the highest radio audience ever recorded.

As of this week, the track has reached more than 242.65 million listeners, breaking the previous record of 188.8 million.

This achievement follows on the heels of the track breaking the record for biggest-single week downloads so far this year when it racked up more than 428,000 during the week ending June 23. "Blurred Lines" is No. 1 for a third week in a row at pop radio and for a fourth week in a row at the Rhythmic radio format.

It has spent seven consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 (Thicke's first appearance atop the chart), surpassing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" for the longest stretch at No. 1 so far this year.

The track has also reached No. 1 in 80 countries around the world.