A Brief History
On May 23, 2012, American Idol runner up Adam Lambert became the first openly gay musical artist to debut an album at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with his album, Trespassing (his second album). In 2009 Lambert had finished second in the eighth season of American Idol (2009) and his first album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 in 2009 Lambert’s third album also debuted at #3, making him a recording force to be reckoned with.
Coy about his sexuality, Lambert demurred when asked about it during his Idol run, coming out only after the show was over.
Along with his considerable recording success, Lambert has found a musical home as the lead singer with the iconic rock band Queen, taking over the position once held by Freddie Mercury and later Paul Rogers. Lambert’s theatricality and terrific vocal range has earned him consistent praise from fans and music critics. Acting and writing are in his repertoire as well, and at only 34 years of age seems to have many years of success ahead.
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