I guess it was ahead of the time in a way because it's now one of her biggest classic.
it's loved by GP more than those #1 singles in 2011. (it has 160m spotify play
I think the leak and stan war really killed its chart performance back then.
If it was released as original plan, release along with billboard music award performance and oprah show finale.
things could be very different. and brit/gaga stans did most back in the day.
1 star rate in itunes was really crazy, reaching 10k review like that when #1 hit single didn't even have that lol
(I bet RTW has record for shortest time til 10k reviews)
and spam hate word everywhere including radio. I think it kinda create 'hate trend' at the time.