Apparently Everyone’s Been Pronouncing Adele’s Name Wrong

Apparently Everyone’s Been Pronouncing Adele’s Name Wrong

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Adele performs on stage as American Express present BST Hyde Park in Hyde Park on July 02, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Adele)

For over a decade, Adele has been producing heartbreaking hit after heartbreaking hit, from “Someone Like You” to “Hello” and beyond — but it turns out that this whole time, the majority of her fans have been saying her name wrong. During a “Happy Hour With Adele” Q&A, Adele was surprised when one of the women asking a question said her name perfectly.

She went on to outline how she actually says her name. While most of us say “ah-dell,” the name is actually pronounced “uh-dale,” with emphasis on the second syllable.

The Q&A was in celebration of her “I Drink Wine” music video, which came out on Oct. 26. In the interview, Adele was also asked whether she hopes to achieve EGOT status, given that she already has an Emmy, an Oscar, and multiple Grammys — so all she needs is a Tony. “I can’t lie guys, I’m not a massive Broadway fan,” she said. “I know, I know. I’m talking about musicals, though, because I’ve been seeing a couple of plays but I don’t think I’ve seen enough.”

She did say that she could see herself playing Rose in the musical “Gypsy,” specifically because of her epic ballad “Rose’s Turn.” “I did love the role of the mum in it,” Adele said. “She has a song when she was like, ‘I wanted to do all of this’ and she’s jealous of her own daughter and she’s really caught up about it,” she said. “At one bit, she was just a bitch in it, which I could nail.”

The star is currently gearing up for her postponed Las Vegas residency, set to run from Nov. 18 to March 23. She announced her decision to delay the residency in January, later calling the experience “the worst moment in my career, by far.” Things are looking up, though — per the NZ Herald, resale tickets for the new dates are now selling for as high as $75,000.