^True, she wasn't well-known before, but Nightwish did give her a name, and there are a sizable amount of fans that she brought into the fold. Maybe not as many as with Tarja, but there are a lot of fans who got into the band through DPP or Imaginaerum and would likely follow her if she decided to go solo. Anyway, the Nightwish name has helped to open doors for her if she chooses to walk through them. She may never be as well-known of a name as she was with Nightwish, or as well-known as a solo artist as Tarja is, but being in Nightwish has enabled her to sort of do whatever she wants however she wants and have an audience for it. If she wants to make a pop album or some sort of solo career of any kind of music she wants, being in Nightwish has given her the opportunity to do that. No doubt that never would happen for her if she had remained with Alyson Avenue or just remained "a regular mom staying at home baking cookies".