I am NOT defending people like Spears or Aguilera but we need to remember that there have been a lot of big selling artists that knew nothing about music that preceeded them. Many of the hot groups today will become nothing more than a hit song on golden oldie radio. Many of the hits played on AM radio in the sixties now belong to faceless wonders. My take on this is that Spears won't even be remembered in 20 years. But on the other hand I said that about Madonna and Prince in 84. I'm old so leave me alone. How did that saying go never trust anyone under 40.