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Mark Ronson: “Amy Winehouse Was Upset By Adele’s Success”

Published: Tuesday 15th May 2012 by David



Without a doubt, Amy Winehouse and Adele‘s influence on British music and its impact on the global scene makes them equally as monumental.

However, if comments allegedly spawned by Winehouse’s producer Mark Ronson are anything to go by, the late star didn’t feel the same way. In fact, he suggests she was jealous of the ‘21‘ singer.

Details below…

Speaking to The Village Voice, he claims:

She was in a bad state, God knows why. I think that the Adele thing had Amy freaked out. She liked her, but Adele’s success was making Amy feel upset, competitive, restless.

Anyway, we lost touch briefly. And before she and I could really start the process of beginning a new album, it was too late.

If Mark is right, it’s a real shame Amy felt that way.

Reason being?

Well,since the momentum she garnered with ‘Back To Black‘ was still going strong despite her subsequent troubles,  nothing- not even Adele’s success- could take away from the excitement surrounding news of her third LP.

So with that, here’s hoping Amy knew how much she was appreciated and understood the impact her music will have on fans today and here on after.

Your thoughts?

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  1. Suicide Blonde May 15, 2012

    I love Mark Ronson but why this Man, why now.

  2. coco May 15, 2012

    some ppl will try to make money off of you even if u’re six feet under…he needs to take several seats next to her casket… who does not envy Adele, especially in the music industry…she’s killing all of them….though they might not say it. Bitter men are the new trand in 2012

  3. Bey Fan May 15, 2012

    Maybe upset is the wrong word.

    Maybe she was a little frustrated with herself, and seeing Adele becoming more successful made her more aggravated. Im sure she supported Adele. And if she was still with us, probably would have been still supporting Adele….

    Both ladies are really talented… Back to Black and 21 are classics

  4. Im not throwing shade, but…. May 15, 2012

    This may have been the case, but Amy can rest in knowing that Black to Black was a far more superior album than 21 regardless of sales.

    I’m yet to read the full article to get the context, but in death Is when you know who your real friends are

  5. johnvidal(rip whitney-truegreat) May 15, 2012

    Hmm a post full of talent in TGJ, it´s not the usual. A shame it was an awful one

  6. Bey Fan May 15, 2012

    COCO
    May 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    some ppl will try to make money off of you even if u’re six feet under…he needs to take several seats next to her casket… who does not envy Adele, especially in the music industry…she’s killing all of them….though they might not say it. Bitter men are the new trand in 2012
    ___________________________________________________________

    I dont think ppl envy Adele…. some people are truly happy for her. If anything, people should be motivated.

  7. Bey Fan May 15, 2012

    IM NOT THROWING SHADE, BUT….
    May 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    This may have been the case, but Amy can rest in knowing that Black to Black was a far more superior album than 21 regardless of sales
    __________________________________________________

    You think so??? Thats a good one…. I think Imma post this question on twitter… Back To Black or 21 ?

  8. coco May 15, 2012

    @Bey fan, wrong article it’s not about beyonce….who does not like adele, but who wouldn’t be threatened by her in the industry…if amy was, and she could sing, wut about all the others who can’t sing that well or who are so sexual in their music with half her talent….

  9. johnvidal(rip whitney-truegreat) May 15, 2012

    @beyfan
    Critics said B2B is better, but people are saying “21” if we look at the sales. I just think “21” and Adele´s voice can appeal to more types of people. I don´t even want to think about a stan war between these two talented ladies when we have so many models in music industry

  10. POP ROYALTY ( RéVolution) May 15, 2012

    the only thing i’m gonna say is :

    R.I.P. Amy

    in my religion , we only address the Best of The dead people. we don’t talk s*** about them cuz it doesn’t affect anything.

  11. coco May 15, 2012

    i like it when ppl are actually responding to the story they read and not my posts, get a life. write your own thoughts, that’s why u have a brain in the first place

  12. Bey Fan May 15, 2012

    COCO
    May 15, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    @Bey fan, wrong article it’s not about beyonce….who does not like adele, but who wouldn’t be threatened by her in the industry…if amy was, and she could sing, wut about all the others who can’t sing that well or who are so sexual in their music with half her talent….
    ___________________________________________________________

    I didnt mention Beyonce….so what are talking about? You said who wouldn’t be “bitter” …Im saying I dont think anyone is bitter. Most ppl are happy with Adele’s success. Especially people are tired of seeing pop/dance music take over the charts. If anything, Adele success has probably motivated ppl.

    I dont think Amy was bitter….but she was also from the same city /country as Adele, and she was drug and alcohol abuser who might have been high/drunk when she made the alleged comment. But I dont know that Amy ever actually said that.

    Because someone is successful, does that automatically mean that EVERYONE will not be happy for you and be bitter????

  13. I’m Ready 4Ya May 15, 2012

    Back to black >>>> 21 (which seem to all sound the same well not all) 19 >>>>>> 21…………..and I think mark ronson is just the pits

  14. Bey Fan May 15, 2012

    COCO
    May 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    i like it when ppl are actually responding to the story they read and not my posts, get a life. write your own thoughts, that’s why u have a brain in the first place
    ____________________________________________________________

    you post a comment (as well as respond to a response) because you obviously want ppl to read it. I didnt even say anything other than I dont think ppl are bitter. Which goes with my original comment , in which i stated I think “upset” is the wrong word….

    I love how ppl sit on the same blog as everyone else and yet wanna tell ppl to get a life….

    SIT

  15. El Santo May 15, 2012

    F*** Adele.
    Amy is the queen.

  16. Blue May 15, 2012

    Wow for a friend nice of him to throw his dead friend look like a jealous mess. Mark is the pits!

  17. Stevie May 15, 2012

    Its possible this is true but he could have inserted the name of any current, top female singer in there. Adele got all of em shook. All ya favs! All claiming to “love Adele” mad as s*** and have to switch it up to compete with her stats.

  18. Stevie May 15, 2012

    There will never be another Amy. Loved her from her 1st ever song, she was a tragic mess of genius lyrics and tourtured blissful tones. I’m sure neither woman would have wanted to see this news floating around in the atmosphere. Adele adored Amy and visa versa, I’m sure Adele wound not want to think she played any part in Amys turmoil and Amy would never want to look like she was jealous of another amazing artist and friend.

    Great work MARK (D***) RONSON!

  19. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) May 15, 2012

    So, she had an ego, like every single one of us. Big deal! Anyone would feel this way, it’s natural. Amy had been on a break for 4 years when ’21’ was released, but I agree with TGJ that the hype was there. Amy is like the Lauryn Hill of new school jazz/ soul. She has a following and an extensive legacy as it is.

    I consider ‘Back To Black’ a modern masterpiece. ’21’ is a quality album, but it doesn’t reach the level of craftmanship and cohesion that Amy showcased on her sophomore album. But that’s subjective.

    R.I.P. Amy.

  20. JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN SLAY-DELE & LADY GREAT-GA = 21ST CENTURY LEGENDS. #DEAL) May 15, 2012

    OH PLEASE MARK.

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ADELE & HAVE BEEN A STAN FOR HER EVER SINCE HER GIGGING DAYS IN LOCAL PUBS IN LONDON, BUT NO…….

    BACK TO BLACK WAS AND IS A CLASSIC!!!

    I’S A MASTERPIECE OF 21ST CENTURY MUSIC. AMY WAS THE 1ST ARTIST TO ACTUALLY HAVE TRUE CROSSOVER SUCCESS HIS MILLENIUM AND NO-ONE WILL EVER TAKE THAT AWAY FROM HER.

    PEOPLE WERE LITERALLY DYING TO HAVE AMY RELEASE A THIRD ALBUM. AMY BECAME AN “ICON” WITH JUST TWO ALBUMS AND REHAB IS ONE OF THE MOS ICONIC SONGS EVER.

    21 IS GREAT BUT IT DIDN’T DO FOR ME WHAT BACK TO BLACK DID. IRREGARDLESS OF SALES ETC…

    “4”
    “THE FAME, THE FAME MONSTER & BORN THIS WAY”
    “21”
    “BACK TO BLACK”

    ^^^
    THE BEST CONTEMPORARY ALBUMS OF THIS CENTURY THUS FAR!!!

  21. Auntie_Jackie May 15, 2012

    Adele is absolutely no competition for a someone like Amy. But Amy was so consumed by her demons and alcohol that she wasn’t always at her best, and didn’t reach her true potential.

    Amy was a machine, she should have taken over the world.

  22. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) May 15, 2012

    And btw, don’t throw sales into this, they’re irrelevant. Adele has a different appeal and her music has intense pop undertones that helped her get excessive airplay. And it’s present in the lyrics too. Amy was far edgier. Can you imagine any of the teenagers that bought ‘Rolling In The Deep’ or any of the old ladies that bought ’21’ for Thanksgiving and Christmas listening to Amy’s ‘Addicted’ for example? The fact that Amy managed to sell 13 million ww without catchy singles or overwhelming airplay is admirable in its own right 🙂

  23. darren May 15, 2012

    Why would she be upset? She could have been great but she turned to drinking and drugs. They wanted her to clean up, instead she made a song Rehab. Sound like someone else.

    Remember this song by Amy just before she died. They Want Me To Rehab, But I Say No No No

  24. darren May 15, 2012

    Amy used to be great but the drinking & drugs to a toll on her. There’s no escaping death when your drinking and doing drugs.

    Amy was in a was not on Adele level at all.

  25. trucieb May 15, 2012

    what would be the point of that ass hole bringing up something like that. om f****** g. wow. why cant she just rest in peace. now you got ppl thinking she was jealous of a friend. come on dude. get a f****** life. some ppl go to any lengths to stay relevant. damn shame

  26. the real xoxo May 15, 2012

    @darren if amy was not on adeles level then why did her album have more success than adele?

    i love both, its not fair how true talent gets pitched against eachother while generic talentless h*** like katy perry and rihanna coexist.

  27. RoyalKev May 15, 2012

    I sooooo prefer Amy over Adele, but I hope this story isn’t true. A beef between two divas is often provoked, but I hope that Amy didn’t feel that “21” took anything away from “Back to Black”.

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

  28. Nick May 15, 2012

    I love Amy More then Adele, and Back To Black was my favorite album of 2007.
    Mark Ronson is a fool, he knows B2B made him who he is, and without amy he wouldn’t be wear he is.
    she was a mess before 21 came out too, but was a voice she had. may amy and whitney RIP

  29. coco May 15, 2012

    @ Bey Fan…fat chick, loving beyonce won’t make u famous, using her name won’t get u laid and responding to me won’t make u fit in these chair im about to pass to u to take a sit, cuz ur bunda is too huge, i know how u black girls do it…hihihi

  30. ty May 15, 2012

    @ COCO GET A LIFE

  31. coco May 15, 2012

    @ ty i will once u come suck dis c***

  32. BLACK MADONNA May 15, 2012

    SPEAKING ILL OF THE DEAD WHEN THEY CANT DEFEND THEMSELVES?.. HE SHOULD BE ASHAMED

  33. OhSoBleak May 15, 2012

    Amy >>>> Adele tbqh

  34. Blackman May 15, 2012

    Amy Winehouse is great! Adele is overrated in no way better then Amy Winehouse.

  35. mobwife May 15, 2012

    WHATEVER!

    In death you can tell us anything! Amy Winehouse was a much better talent than Adele and this idiot needs to have several seats!

    **RIPAmyBaby 🙂

  36. mobwife May 15, 2012

    @RoyalKev
    May 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    I sooooo prefer Amy over Adele, but I hope this story isn’t true. A beef between two divas is often provoked, but I hope that Amy didn’t feel that “21″ took anything away from “Back to Black”.
    ___________________________________________________________

    ALL THIS RIGHT! 🙂 Well said & true!!

    “Back to Black” will forever be a classic. I still rock that CD till this very day!

  37. Julian May 17, 2012

    I remember Adele being an avid fan of Amy’s

    Too many demons… unfortunately her own demise. A pity, because her music was undeniably brilliant and true

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