Adele Height - How Tall is The Superstar?


Over the last decade, you'd be hard-pressed to have not heard Adele's name pop up in one place or another. Her voice has earned her countless awards and worldwide recognition! 


Regarding her height, similar to English singer Dua Lipa, she immediately stands out as taller than average, and this was one of the first things I noticed when seeing her singing. Yet how much taller she is than average is up for debate! 


So let's investigate her height by finding out her height claim, and also by comparing her height to some other celebs. We will also see how her height stacks up against the 10 top-selling female artists of all time! 

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What's Her Real Height

After finding out Adele's height claim and also by comparing her height to other celebs, I believe she wakes up standing around 5'8.25 (173.4 cm), then dips to 5'8" (172.8 cm) throughout the majority of the day, and goes to bed slightly under this height at night. 


Height Listings

Adele is listed at 5' 9" (1.76 m) on IMDb


Height Claim

At the Oscars in 2013, during a red carpet interview, Adele is looking rather tall and also has a 15kg dress on, and the interviewer asks her "how tall are you", Adele replies "normally I'm about five foot nine, I'm about six-foot-one in my Louboutins". 


The interviewer then says "I'm taking off my shoes" and Adele says "oh my God" as they stand side-by-side with the interviewer looking tiny in comparison! 


A Personality Matching Her Height 

In an interview with Vogue (2), it became apparent Adele uses her height to her advantage, saying that "I’m a big personality... I walk into a room, big and tall and loud."


Other Mentions

The book "Adele" (2016) Starts off by describing Adele's on-stage-presence, saying 'Hello ... It’s me!’ And there she is, a formidable presence, six feet in heels".


It later mentions that Adele changed a lot during her adolescent years, saying "She was tall, a characteristic she inherited from both her mother and her father, eventually ending up at 5ft 9in".


Height Compared to Other Celebs

Let's compare Adele's height to some other celebs to gain a better understanding of how tall she really is.


Chris Moyles 5'7.5" (171.5 cm)

In 2011 Adele had an interview for Radio One on the Chris Moyles Show, and they stood next to each other for some pics. Adele looks to be half an inch taller than Chris, but no more than this. 


Therefore next to Chris Moyles, Adele appears to be 5'8" tall. 


Beyonce Knowles 5'6" (167.6cm)

Pictured together at the Grammys in 2013, Adele is in heels giving 3 inches of added height while Beyonce is in huge platform heels adding around 5 inches of height.


Adele looks to be 1 inch shorter than Beyonce, putting her in the 5'7" range.


Celine Dion 5'7" (170.2 cm)

When the two singers were pictured together at the Grammy Awards 2017, Celine presented Adele a Grammy award for Song of the Year a "Hello". In this instance they are wearing similar-sized heels and Adele looks to be 1 inch taller. 


This translates to Adele appearing 5'8" next to Celine. 


The Results - Compared to other celebs, Adele looks to be between 5'7"-5'8" tall. 


Height Compared to Top Earning Female Singers

According to Wikipedia (1), Adele ranks 12th on the list of the top-selling female music artists of all time. So, Let's compare Adele's height to the other 11 singers on the list!


  1. Taylor Swift, est 200 million records sold, height 5'9" (175.3 cm)
  2. Rihanna, est 250 million records sold, height 5'8" (172.7 cm)
  3. Whitney Houston, est 200 million records sold, height 5'8" (172.7 cm)
  4. Adele, est 120 million records sold, height 5'8" (172.7 cm)
  5. Céline Dion, est 250 million records sold, height 5'7" (170.2 cm)
  6. Katy Perry, est 143 million records sold, height 5'7" (170.2 cm)
  7. Mariah Carey, est 220+ million records sold, height 5'6.75" (169.5 cm) 
  8. Lady Gaga , est 124 million records sold, height 5'1" (154.9 cm)
  9. P!nk, est 135 million records sold, height 5'3" (160 cm)
  10. Barbra Streisand, est 150 million records sold, height 5'4.5" (163.8 cm)
  11. Madonna, est 335 million records sold, height 5'4" (162.6 cm)
  12. Britney Spears, est 150 million records sold, height 5'4" (162.6 cm)
  • The average height of the 12 top-earning female singers is 5'5.85" (167.3 cm), which is 1.85 inches taller than the average height of an American female. Adelle is 2.15 taller than this
  • Adele places joined 2nd on the list alongside Rihanna and Whitney Houston who are also 5'8" tall
  • Adele is 4 inches taller than Madonna and Britney spears and who are the shortest on the list at 5'4", and 1 inch shorter than Taylor Swift who is the tallest at 5'9"

Summary

After investigating how tall Adele is, I believe that she wakes up in the morning at 5'8.25" (173.4 cm), and then stands at 5'8" (172.8 cm) for the majority of the day, then slightly dipping below this by bedtime. 


Connected Heights to Adele

Penny Adkins, Mother, 5'5" (165.1 cm)

Rich Paul, Boyfriend 2021-, 5'11" (180.3 cm)

Simon Konecki, Ex-husband 2018-2021, 5'9" (175.3 cm)

Sam Smith, British Singer, 6'1.25" (186.1 cm)

Ed Sheeran, British Singer, 5'7.5" (171.5 cm)


References

1: Wikipedia: List of best-selling female music artists

2: VOGUE MAGAZINE: Adele: One and Only, BY JONATHAN VAN METER February 12, 2012 

3: Adele: by Sean Smith, First published in 2016, Page 69

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