some of those singles still sold rather poorly whatever excuses are being banded about and while 350k is pretty decent figure, it also highlights how badly some of her other singles performed during those years in comparison.
Yes but I think your missing the point they sold poorly but did not underperform. It was the case with all big name artist that performance did not equate sales. Much like how in 2013 an album could be top 20 for half the year yet still only scrape a fraction of what they would have even 2 years earlier was it a flop did it underperform no sales fluctuate always have always will.
And why is her continuing to strive for success desperate at this point in her career. I think it's great to see someone after 25 years and all that she has achieved strive to outdo and better herself she's not dead yet and neither is her career.