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Adele tells fans at a Q&A the proper way to pronounce her name

Adele tells fans at a Q&A the proper way to pronounce her name

We've been saying it wrong this whole time?!

Adele stormed the scene in 2008 when she released her first album, but as it turns out most of us have been saying her name wrong for the past 14 years!

While at the afterparty for the launch of her ‘I Drink Wine’ music video, the 34-year-old took some time to answer questions from fans. 

One fan of hers sent in a video question greeting the 15-time Grammy Award Winner before asking her how her view of herself changed between the ages of 30 and 25. Before answering the question, Adele appreciated the way the fan pronounced her name. Watch the clip below. 

“Where’s she from Emfield or something? Love that. She said my name perfectly!” Adele said before explaining to the host how to pronounce it.  

It’s a very small difference (personally I can’t hear a difference at all), but Adele seems to think it’s very noticeable. The difference seems to be on which half of the name the speaker emphasises. 

How most of us have been pronouncing the ‘Easy on Me’ singer’s name is with emphasis on the first syllable - Uh-dell. When really it should be pronounced with a softer first syllable and harder second syllable - uh-dale. 

So there you have it, try to keep this on mind when next time you’re talking about how much you love Adele. 

If you're interested in what the fan continued to ask, her question was: “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?”

Adele gave an honest and vulnerable answer, saying that she felt far more confident as a 25-year-old compared to her thirty-year-old self. 

“On ‘25’ I was very in control of my life,” she said. “I felt very safe and in safe hands within my private life. On ‘30’ I just had to accept that I had no idea what I was doing … I didn’t really rate myself much as a human being when I was writing ‘30’.”