It was obviously gonna do well, but is still disappointing. He is huge, this was supposed to FINALLY be his WFL/Umbrella, BR, Oops, etc.
Not really. Everybody expected it to do worse than it did. It's already sitting at #2 on the highest first week sales of all time and definitely has the most longevity out of all his singles (still sitting in the top 10, selling those numbers so quick) and has been accepted by radio's above all of his others (even increased on the radio charts this week) and has gotten good reviews about maturity and promoted the album a great amount.