Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert
Lambert performing with Queen + Adam Lambert in 2017
Lambert performing with Queen + Adam Lambert in 2017
Background information
Birth nameAdam Mitchel Lambert
Born (1982-01-29) January 29, 1982 (age 40)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
OriginSan Diego, California, U.S.
EducationMt. Carmel High School
California State University, Fullerton (no degree)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
Years active2001–present
Member ofQueen + Adam Lambert

Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer and songwriter. Since 2009, he has sold over 3 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.[4][5] Lambert is known for his dynamic vocal performances that fuse his theatrical training with modern and classic genres.[6]

Lambert rose to fame in 2009 after finishing as runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol.[7] Later that year, he released his debut album For Your Entertainment, which debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200.[8] The album spawned several singles, including "Whataya Want from Me", for which he received a Grammy nomination for "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance".[9]

In 2012, Lambert released his second studio album Trespassing. The album premiered at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, making him the first openly gay artist to top the album charts. In 2015, Lambert released his third album The Original High, which debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 and produced the single "Ghost Town".[10]

Alongside his solo career, Lambert has collaborated with rock band Queen as lead vocalist for Queen + Adam Lambert since 2011, including several worldwide tours from 2014 to 2022. Their first album, Live Around the World, released in October 2020, and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.[11]

In late 2019, Lambert founded the non-profit Feel Something Foundation, anchoring his ongoing philanthropy, LGBTQ+ and human rights activism. Its particular focus is support for organizations and projects that directly and disproportionately impact the LGBTQ+ community, including education and the arts, mental health, suicide prevention and homelessness.[12]

  1. ^ a b Leahey, Andrew (January 29, 1982). "(Adam Lambert > Overview)". Retrieved March 24, 2010.
  2. ^ Bronson, Fred (October 25, 2012). "'American Idol' On The Charts: Scotty McCreery and Adam Lambert Double Up With New No. 1s". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  3. ^ Shapiro, Rachel (May 15, 2012). "Adam Lambert's 'Trespassing': What the critics are saying". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  4. ^ "Milk Management Now Represent Adam Lambert". July 4, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "The Original High Sizzle Reel". YouTube. Archived from the original on January 27, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  6. ^ "Adam Lambert". AllMusic. 2021. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  7. ^ "American Idol". Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
  8. ^ Caulfield, Keith (December 2, 2000). "Susan Boyle Sees 'Dream' Soar To No. 1 On Billboard 200". Archived from the original on April 14, 2013. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  9. ^ "Grammy Awards 2011: Winners and nominees for 53rd Grammy Awards". March 12, 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "After 45-Year Wait, James Taylor Earns His First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  11. ^ "News". October 9, 2019. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  12. ^ Rude, Mey (January 26, 2021). "Celebrate Stonewall Day With Adam Lambert's Feel Something Foundation". Retrieved March 8, 2021.

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