'Amy flies in paradise'

While Amy Winehouse's death has shocked and upset her friends, family and legions of fans, it's also touched the young British artists that trailed in her wake. Take Adele for instance, who this year took the crown of Britain's biggest pop star from Winehouse: she has written a heartfelt blog post about the singer who inspired her to do what she does, and it's pretty moving.

The Tottenham girl poured her heart out in 165 words, succinctly capturing what it was about her that and her music that captivated so many people. Anyone would think she was a songwriter or something, the way she's articulated herself here. Good on you girl.

'Not many people have it in them to do something they love, simply because they love it,' she wrote. 'With no fuss and no compromise. But she knew what she was capable of and didn’t even need to try. 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. 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.

'I don’t think she ever realised just how brilliant she was and how important she is, but that just makes her even more charming. Although I'm incredibly sad about Amy passing I'm also reminded of how immensely proud of her I am as well. and grateful to be inspired by her. Amy flies in paradise xx'

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