This is quite possibly the stupidest thing I have read in several days. And I read alot.
most influential people in music in this generation
Are you shitting me? No one would give a flying fuck about her if she wasn't a complete train wreck. She had a halfway decent debut album. There are hundreds and hundreds of halfway decent debut albums. Influential to crack heads maybe, but that is about as far as I would take it. You need to quit reading US Weekly for your music tips.
I didnt say she was a trailblazer, I said she is influential to others... Of course she was influenced... Music nerds, like yourself and I, will always find someone to compare them too... there is nothing original anymore...