In an interview and Q&A session with New York publication The Village Voice, Mark Ronson reveals that Amy Winehouse was somewhat miffed by the success of fellow Brit Adele: and that’s before the album ’21′ became really huge.
In the Q&A with Rufus Wainwright, Ronson responds to the question of whether he was scheduled to work with Amy on another album prior to her death:
“We spent a little time together and talked about it. But, what little time we had, well, it was tense. 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.”
And that was long before Adele released her album Stateside where it’s gone on to top the Billboard charts and remain in the top 5 for 39 consecutive weeks. Not to mention the Grammys.