Adele: 'Grateful to be inspired by' Winehouse
July 25th, 2011
05:13 PM ET

Adele: 'Grateful to be inspired by' Winehouse

Two days after Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home, Adele took to her blog to commemorate her peer’s life and influence on the industry.

“Amy paved the way for artists like me and made people excited about British music again whilst being fearlessly hilarious and blasé about the whole thing,” the British artist wrote. “I don’t think she ever realized just how brilliant she was and how important she is, but that just makes her even more charming.”

Adele also praised the “Rehab” singer for her genuine spirit: “If she wanted to do something she would and if she didn’t she’d say f-- off. It came easy to her and that’s why we all loved her so much. We believed every word she wrote, and it would sink in deep when she sang them.

The “Rolling in the Deep” singer told People.com in 2009, “Amy is a true phenomenon,” adding that Winehouse’s success undoubtedly made her own transition across the pond a smooth one.

“Although I’m incredibly sad about Amy passing, I’m also reminded of how immensely proud of her I am, as well," Adele writes. "And grateful to be inspired by her. Amy flies in paradise.”

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  1. Gillian Lane

    Evel and charlie crack likes taking it in the butt w ea other

    July 26, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. Gillian Lane

    @evel fat woman like myself can't stand people like you. why don'y don't you go and jump off a bridge and brake your fr!cken neck c0 ck sucker

    July 26, 2011 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. Evel Knievel

    I think Amy Winehouse may have died when Adele ate her.

    July 26, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. Pursuit of Happiness

    Adele is so talented! Good for her

    July 25, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fernace

    Both of these singers are very talanted, & have ushered in another style of singing besides the Mariah-Beyonce-Xtina over-the-top style. I admire them, too, it just gets old when record companies get stuck in 1 gear! Cheers to Adele, may she have a long, successful career, RIP to Amy, we'll miss ya girl, those of us with discerning taste, that is!!

    July 25, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Evel Knievel

    Is that a turkey leg in her hand?

    July 25, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jillmarie

    That was nice of Adele to say. I feel it's true- Amy was such a talented artist. Too young to die. Drugs kill. I wonder what the toxicology reports will turn up. Hopefully this will reach people and inspire them to stay away from these drugs.
    I loved her music and Adele is incredibly talented in her own right.

    July 25, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Enough

    Enough about this loser. what a bunch of idiots that idolize her. why don't you all drink posion so you can join her

    July 25, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |

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