Beyonce Knowles told Adele that her voice makes her feel like she's "listening to God".

The British singer said meeting the former Destiny's Child star was nerve wracking enough but was astounded when she was bestowed with the huge compliment.

Describing the moment, she said to Rolling Stone magazine: "I was about to meet Beyonce and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. Then she popped in looking gorgeous, and said, 'You're amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I'm listening to God.'

"Can you believe she said that?"

The 'Rolling in the Deep' hitmaker also expressed her own admiration for some of her other contemporary female vocalists, saying she particularly likes those who are not afraid to flaunt their flesh on stage, such as Katy Perry and Lady GaGa.

She explained: "I love seeing Lady Gaga's boobs and bum and I love seeing Katy Perry's boobs and bum. Love it."

However, the curvy beauty admitted that the raunchy style is not for her and she instead prefers to focus on her voice when on stage.

She added: "But that's not what my music is about. I don't make music for eyes. I make music for ears."