Robin Thicke performs at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Robin Thicke performs onstage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Sometimes “sorry” just doesn’t cut it. Robin Thicke is offering up a most public apology by reportedly naming his next album after his estranged wife. According to Rap-Up, the R&B singer has decided on the name “Paula” for his next album, the follow-up to his breakthrough No. 1 set “Blurred Lines”.

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Thicke and his high-school squeeze Paula Patton announced their separation back in February after nearly nine years of marriage. They have a son, Julian Fuego, who was born in April 2010. Thicke met Patton when he was just 14, and their romance was chronicled in "For the Rest of My Life," a single lifted from 2013's "Blurred Lines".

Depending on who you believe, their relationship breakdown may have been triggered by photos surfacing which depicted Thicke getting cosy with other ladies. Though Thicke has downplayed it all.

The theme of his new album was laid bare when Thicke used the platform of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards to premiere its first track, “Get Her Back”. As previously reported, Thicke will release his new album on July 1 through Star Trak/Interscope Records. Until now, the title had been a mystery.

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The year-long gap between "Blurred Lines," released last July 12, and his upcoming full-length marks the fastest turn-around for an album in his career. Whether Robin’s overblown romantic gesture is enough to win-back Paula’s heart, time will tell.

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