Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor from San Diego, California. In May 2009, he finished as the runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol. The Times identified Lambert as the first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label in the United States.
Adam Lambert Necklace
Lambert released his debut album, For Your Entertainment, in November 2009, via RCA Records/19 Recordings. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 in December 2009, selling 198,000 copies in the United States in the first week. In 2010, Lambert was nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Whataya Want from Me.
Adam Lambert on Coat
Lambert has been a stage actor since he was about ten years old. He was cast as Linus in San Diego's Lyceum Theater's production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Around age twelve, he was cast in a production of Fiddler on the Roof and continued performing throughout his teenage years including Hello, Dolly!, Chess, Camelot, The Music Man, Grease and played Captain Hook in Peter Pan. At age 19, Lambert left the U.S. to tour with Anita Mann Productions for ten months before returning to the U.S. to perform light opera in Orange County, California.
He was then cast in the European production of Hair and U.S. theater productions of Brigadoon and 110 in the Shade, before being cast in the role of Joshua in The Ten Commandments: The Musical at the Kodak Theatre alongside Val Kilmer. Lambert was one of the few actors in the play that garnered a positive review.
From December 2006 to May 2007, Lambert briefly moonlighted as the front man for underground rock band The Citizen Vein with Steve Sidelnyk, Tommy Victor and Monte Pittman. Lambert also met producer Malcolm Welsford in 2005, who claims to have helped develop his recording career. Since 2004, he has regularly performed at the Upright Cabaret and the Zodiac Show, which was co-created by Carmit Bachar of the Pussycat Dolls.
Adam Lambert Sing on the Stage
From 2005-2008 he performed in the ensemble, as well as understudy the role of Fiyero, in the national tour and Los Angeles productions of Wicked.
Adam Lambert American Idol
In May 2009 Billboard magazine confirmed his solo album was expected to be released in November 2009. Lambert stated that he would love to work with Slash, stating "When I was working with Slash I felt at home." He also stated that his solo album would be eclectic, having a variety of sounds. Rock group Queen, with whom Lambert performed on the season finale, were at one point rumored to be considering asking Lambert to be their new frontman.
Lambert was a guest on Larry King Live (guest-hosted by Ryan Seacrest) along with Kris Allen, judge Paula Abdul, and the rest of the top ten finalists. In that appearance he stated that he planned to create a multi-genre album, calling it a "rock-pop-electronic-dance thing". Lambert stuck to those intentions; the album he subsequently released conformed highly to his description of the album he planned to make.
Adam Lambert Silver Coat
February 27, 2010 Lambert performed his first official solo concert, held at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. He appeared on American Idol as a guest mentor in an episode airing April 13, 2010. Adam Lambert kicked off his first solo tour,Glam Nation Tour, throughout the United States during 2010 with Allison Iraheta and Orianthi. In fall 2010 he took the Glam Nation Tour internationally. On December 6 2010, Lambert released an acoustic EP, titled "Acoustic Live!" recorded live in various countries. He also announced that he is already working on his second album and that is expected to be released in 2011.
Adam Lambert Performance
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