Olly Murs Remembers Amy Winehouse: "She's The Reason Adele Broke America" - Audio

23 July 2012, 10:45

The 'Dance With Me Tonight' singer pays tribute to 'Back To Black' star on first anniversary of her death.

Olly Murs has paid tribute to Amy Winehouse, who died a year ago today (23rd July) at the age of 27.

The 'Back To Black' singer was found dead at her home in Camden, London. A coroner later recorded a verdict of misadventure.

Speaking to Capital FM about Amy, Olly said he was an early fan of the star and believed she paved the way for the British artists who are currently enjoying huge success in America.

"Amy was an incredible artist. I think her vibe and her style of music…she was a one of a kind," he said.

"She was very unique. I remember buying her 'Frank' album back in 2003 and I just fell in love with her voice, her jazz style. I think she was the one reason why a lot of amazing UK artists like Adele have been able to crack America because of her success and what she's done."

Amy Winehouse, who died a year ago today, released two albums - the most recent 'Back To Black' in 2006:

Amy Winehouse

The 'Dance With Me Tonight' singer added: "I remember me and Pixie Lott were in Sheffield doing a gig when we heard the news.

"It's shocking that it's a year since she died, but her legacy will live on and her music will always be played."

Listen to Olly Murs speaking to Capital FM's Showbiz reporter Kevin Hughes about Amy Winehouse:

Olly Murs pays tribute to Amy Winehouse