The death of Amy WInehouse in 2011 sent shock waves throughout the music industry.
Widely considered one of the most talented singer/ songwriters of her generation, her passing five years ago left a void which has yet to be filled by any other.
And while many would consider Adele on par with the late singer, the When We Were Young singer is keen to remind the public that if it wasn't for Amy's influence, it's unlikely we would have ever heard of her.
Speaking to her audience during her sold-out TD Garden Arena concert in Boston this week, Adele insisted: "I feel like I owe 90 percent of my career to her,"
Paying tribute to the singer on what would have been her 33rd birthday, Adele continued: "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. Her first album, Frank, it really changed my life."
Recalling the influence Amy had on her as an aspiring performer, the mum-of-one added: "I'd see her on TV or in magazine shoots with a pink electric guitar," she continued to the cheering crowd, "I used to think she was the coolest motherf****r on the face of the Earth."
Amy was one of a long line of musicians who died at the age of 27.