1. inspired most other modern day artists - Katy Perry, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga
  2. Stood up to Bush before it was cool
  3. Never sold out and strayed too far from her core 2001 BUT
  4. always contributes incremental innovations in music and philosophy on each record
  5. Albums have continuity. example 2008 funhouse record ends with glitter in the air "lassoed the moon and held that rope tight" and 2012 record lead single starts with "white knuckles and sweaty palms from hanging on too tight"
  6. Able to express anger and passion with grace, class, and humor