First, it was Rihanna. Now, Adele has revealed that many of her fans and members of the press have been mispronouncing her name for years. While participating in a Q&A session in support of her new “I Drink Wine” music video, Adele, 34, fielded a question from a fan in North London, and before she got to the answer about songwriting, the singer shared a revelation – her name is pronounced “uh-dale,” and now “AH-dale.” “Where’s she from, Enfield or something? Love that,” said a jubilant Adele. “She said my name perfectly.”
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Adele explained that the event’s host, Benito Skinner aka Benny Drama, asked how to pronounce her name. The focus is apparently on the second syllable in her name, not the first. From there, Adele answered the fan’s question, while the rest of the world was left with this new information.
During the Q&A, Adele also spoke about how she will probably not be an EGOT winner. Having secured an Emmy, multiple Grammys, and an Oscar, all Adele needs is a Tony award for completing the set. Yet, Adele told her fans that she’s “not a massive Broadway fan,” so she may not get that final piece of the puzzle. “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 said, per PEOPLE. She did say she might be able to play Rose in a revival of Gypsy, having caught a production of the Arthur Laurents musical.
“I did love the role of the mum in it. 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 told her fans. “At one bit, she was just a bitch in it, which I could nail.”
Adele is preparing to finally kick off her Las Vegas residency. Performances begin on Nov. 18, after delaying the production for six months. The “Hello” singer floated the idea of getting an EGOT via Vegas. “I don’t think I’ve seen enough [Broadway] as a grown-up to know if I would want to do it. I was wondering, ‘Do I just move the show from Vegas to Broadway and win the Tony?’ I actually prefer the sound of an EGO than an EGOT,” Adele said during the Q&A. “EGO is fun. But never say never. If I move to New York, I get bored, I’ll be on that stage in a hot second.”