Those songs are probably the most popular outside of the singles because they have sort of become mini-classics within the album. I think Bad Girl had the best chance of hitting #1 which would have tied him with Michael Jackson’s record (before Katy Perry did with Teenage Dream) which is most #1 singles from an album (5) from Bad. The funny thing is, had it not being for Adele’s two-year slayage with 21, Confessions may have been the LAST blockbuster album (14+ million copies sold worldwide) the music industry would have seen.
To be honest, the Grammy Awarding Committee is not very friendly towards urban artists nominated in the the big categories (he was nominated for Album and Record of The Year). Not to mention, the material was quite racy and would have been given side-eyes by critics for somewhat glorifying infidelity. In the past 20 years, AOTY has only been won by two Urban music artists, Lauryn Hill and Outkast in 1999 and 2004 respectively. I really wish Burn won a Grammy but it’s all good because that song is iconic and the connection he gets from the audience every time he performs it confirms that. At least it wasn’t a case like Mariah Carey’s highly acclaimed Daydream album which was famously nominated for six Grammys at the 1996 ceremony and lost ALL (an undeserved snub tbh). I’m sure Usher is super proud of his eight Grammys and all that he achieved with that album because it sure as hell isn’t going to happen again.