I feel the public will never like her after that horrible "milkshake" song years ago. The hit that ruined her career
How come? That song was a HIT. So people liked it
. I can't stand it at all but Milkshake didn't cause any damage to her career.
That song was a top 3 hit on Billboard hot 100, #2 on UK singles chart, it went platinum in both US & Australia and did really good in the rest of the world.
Also, her second single Trick Me was a massive hit and if I'm not wrong, it was much popular than Milkshake itself, it did great ww and I think if it was released in the US, it would do even better than Milkshake. The same thing happened for Millionaire her 3rd single but both songs managed to be hits in the UK.
Bossy her comeback single in 2006 was a top 20 hit in the US, and top 10 hit in the UK.
I don't know what really caused her lack of success lately, I think people become annoyed with her destructive habits.