Adele Dedicates a Song to Amy Winehouse on Her Birthday: ''I Feel Like I Owe 90 Percent of My Career to Her''

Singer performs "Make You Feel My Love" in late idol's honor

By Kendall Fisher Sep 16, 2016 6:59 PMTags
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Adele puts a lot of heart into all of her concerts, but there was one that meant a little more to the singer earlier this week.

While taking the stage in Boston on Wednesday, September 14, the 28-year-old singer took a moment to remember Amy Winehouse on what would have been her 33rd birthday.

"I'd see her on TV or in magazine shoots with a pink electric guitar, and I used to think she was the coolest mother f--ker on the face of the earth," Adele began, explaining her obsession with the late star. "Because of her, I picked up a guitar and because of her, I wrote my own songs."

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She said if it wasn't for Winehouse, she truly doesn't believe she'd be in the place she is today.

"The songs I got signed on were the songs that I wrote completely on my own, and if it wasn't for her, that wouldn't have happened," Adele revealed. "And so I owe 90 percent of my career to her."

After explaining how Winehouse's first album Frank changed her life, she continued, "I was so in love with her, and I am obviously completely happy with all the music she left behind because they're all genius, but every day I wished I could hear a new song from her. So tonight I want to dedicate this song to Amy Winehouse."

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Adele then went into her cover of the Bob Dylan classic, "Make You Feel My Love." 

Winehouse was found dead in her London flat on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27 from alcohol poisoning.

An initial autopsy taken in the wake of the singer's death was inconclusive, though no drugs were found in her system at the time. However, according to the coroner and the official autopsy, Winehouse had consumed "a very large quantity of alcohol." Her blood-alcohol limit was more than five times that of the drunk-driving limit on the night of her death.