Singer Adele is setting the record straight on how to pronounce her name.
At a recent Q&A event in Los Angeles, the singer debuted her new music video, “I Drink Wine,” and chatted with her fans.
A British fan asked a question via video and before answering, Adele was shocked by the perfect pronunciation of her name.
“Where does she come from, Enfield?” she laughed, citing a north London town near her hometown of Tottenham. “She said my name perfectly. »
She explained to event host Benito Skinner aka Benny Drama that fans usually call her “uh-dell.”
The singer went on to say that she prefers a light beat at the end of her name so that it’s pronounced “uh-dehwl.” The pronunciation is more in line with his North London accent.
The London-based fan who nailed the pronunciation had asked about the singer’s ‘self-love journey writing ’30′’ – her most recent album.
“On ’25’ (album released in 2015), I was very much in control of my life. I had just had my son, it was more like 9am-5pm. I was going to the studio and stuff like that… I felt very safe and in good hands in my private life,” she said. “In 30 years, I just had to accept that I had no idea what I was doing, I had no control over my life and I had to ride the wave. »
She added that she felt like “a bad person” while working on her latest album, released after her divorce from Simon Konecki.
“I felt like a weak person. But I knew… that the only thing I wanted to do, the thing that really got me out of bed, was knowing that I was going to the studio.
“I guess I fell pretty low in my self-esteem when I was working there,” she concluded. “But then, in the end, through all the hard work and patience, I restored my self-confidence. »