September 16, 2016


Watch Adele Honor Amy Winehouse in Concert: 'I Owe 90 Percent of My Career to Her'

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Stefan Hoederath/Getty Images for September Management

In honor of what would have been Amy Winehouse's 33rd birthday, Adele gave a special tribute to the late star during her recent performance in Boston. Prior to performing "Make You Feel My Love," the U.K. singer revealed to the audience how much of an impact Amy had in her career and life. 

Adele stated in the video below:

"I feel like I owe so much of my career to [Winehouse]. Her first album, Frank, that really changed my life. I used to see her on TV or in magazine shoots with a pink electric guitar, and I used to think she was the coolest motherf-cker on the planet. And because of her, I picked up a guitar and because of her, I wrote my own songs. The songs I got signed on were the songs that I wrote completely on my own. If it wasn't for her, that wouldn't have happened. I owe 90 percent of my career to her. I’m obviously completely happy with all the music that she left behind because it’s all genius. But every day, I wish I could hear a new song from her."

Along with the concert tribute, Adele posted an adorable photo of the Back to Black singer on her Instagram:

Below, watch WNBA star Angel McCoughtry discuss her appreciation for Amy Winehouse with Fuse: