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Adele has revealed the correct way to pronounce her first name, after praising a superfan for saying it 'perfectly' during a recent Q&A session.
The British superstar has set the Internet into overdrive with her latest revelation – we've all been saying her name wrong.
Adele dropped the bombshell during Happy Hour with Adele, a live-streamed Q&A event she hosted for fans last week to celebrate the release of her I Drink Wine music video.
Annie, from London, was one of the lucky few chosen to speak to the 34-year-old on a video call. With a glass of rosé in hand in honor of the special occasion, the excited fan wanted to know all about Adele's emotional growth between her third and fourth albums.
"On your journey to self-love while writing 30, did your perspective on how you saw yourself when you wrote 25 change at all, and how?” she asked, before signing off with a sweet, "Cheers, babes. Love ya."
It was Annie's pronunciation of Adele's name – 'uh del', rather than 'ah del' – that caught the Grammy award winner's attention.
"I love that. She pronounced my name perfectly," Adele said, before asking, "Where’s she from, Enfield or something?" Adele's followers will know that the Easy on Me singer is also from Enfield, a large town in north London. This is the first time she's publicly shared the correct pronunciation of her name, and it's unsurprisingly had quite the reaction on Twitter from her loyal fanbase.
It turns out Adele's name is actually pronounced huh-dale and that's enough todaying for today. pic.twitter.com/HR4CyzcOF5November 2, 2022
Y’all… it’s not UHDEL. It’s pronounced HUHDALE. We’ve been saying her name wrong!!! #AdeleNovember 2, 2022
Elsewhere in the Q&A session, Adele revealed her plans to take a break from music to get a degree in English Literature.
"If I hadn't made it in my singing, I think I would definitely be a teacher. I think I'd be an English Lit teacher," she said. The talented musician, who graduated from London's prestigious BRIT School in 2006, also said that she'd complete her studies online – but not until her Las Vegas residency has wrapped.
Adele is currently preparing for her highly-anticipated concert series at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace later this month, nearly a year after it was postponed at the last minute due to COVID-related delays. The glitzy residency, titled Weekends with Adele, will kick off on November 18 and last until March 25, 2023, and is expected to earn the singer almost $1 million per show.
Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.
Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.
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