British singer Adele has corrected a longtime mispronunciation of her name — it’s not ah-dell, but uh-dale.
The 34-year-old star brought it up at a Los Angeles press conference to announce the release of her ‘I Drink Wine’ music video.
Born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins in London, she became world famous in 2006 with her debut album, ‘19.’
Since then, she has won 15 Grammys, an Oscar for the James Bond theme song ‘Skyfall,’ and a TV Emmy for Best Outstanding Variety Special for her ‘One Night Only’ concert.
One award left to win is a Broadway Tony. She said she is not a big fan of Broadway, but there is one production that could lure her to the stage — the role of Rose in ‘Gypsy,’ a musical based on the 1957 memoirs of burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee.
Adele said she saw the show in London and loved the role. “She has a song where she’s jealous of her own daughter and she was just a bitch in it — which I could nail.”
If Adele won a Tony award for the role, it would make her an EGOT, the designation for a performer who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony.
Now living in Las Vegas, Uh-dale’s next gig is a set of shows at Caesars Palace, beginning November 18 and running until next March.
WHAT A VOICE!
Adele at the BRIT Awards in London, February 2022.