At the 1998 Grammy awards, the gong for Best New Artist went to Paula Cole. Paula, who has been compared to Kate by the music press, thanked Kate for being an inspiration and later on MTV said that Kate’s “visionary” album, Hounds Of Love, had been very inspirational to her. Paula also thanked Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder. In the most recent issue of Rolling Stone, Paula comments that she was inspired by Hounds Of Love because Kate showed it was alright to be “audacious, bizarre and passionate” in music.
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