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23 January 2012, 16:34
The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer says it is an "honour" every time she hears the late soul singer's voice.
Adele has paid an emotional tribute to the late soul singer Etta James who passed away last Friday (20th January).
The 'Set Fire To The Rain' singer posted a homage to the star on her official website earlier today (23rd January) in which she called Etta the "ultimate original".
She wrote: "What a lady Etta James was. She was the ultimate original. Her voice was breath taking and her songs are reflections we all recognise in some way or another.
"Its an honour every time I hear her voice. I saw her at BB Kings in New York a few years ago, and it was something I will remember forever. Thank you to Etta James. And i send all my love to her family and friends xxxx."
Etta was best known for such songs 'At Last' and 'Tell Mama' and recently featured on Flo Rida's hit 'Good Feeling'.
Adele joins the likes of Lady Gaga Jessie J and Beyonce who have also all paid their own tributes to the singer.