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Adam Lambert

Before becoming a front-runner in the eighth season of American Idol, Adam Lambert made his name in the theater world, where he performed alongside Val Kilmer in the debut production of Ten Commandments: The Musical and landed an understudy role in a touring production of Wicked. The California native then parlayed his theater background into a multi-month run on American Idol in 2009. Lambert's flair for neo-goth clothing and eclectic arrangements made him a critical favorite, as did his dramatic tenor vocals. Following performances of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," Tears for Fears' "Mad World," and Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," Lambert found himself pitted against Kris Allen in the grand finale, which he ultimately lost by a slim margin. Lambert was unanimously praised by the American Idol judges, however, who all but guaranteed him a successful recording career following the show's conclusion. Although Lambert didn't win the Idol competition, he received far more attention than his castmates during the following months, during which he appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in June ("I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay," he stated in the accompanying article, thus putting an end to the public's speculation) and elicited standing ovations during the summer-long American Idol tour. He also signed with RCA and began recording his debut album, working alongside producer Rob Cavallo while soliciting material from the likes of Lady Gaga, Linda Perry, Justin Hawkins, and RedOne. One month before For Your Entertainment's release, Lambert unveiled his first single, a track from the 2012 soundtrack titled "Time for Miracles." His debut album followed in late November (arriving one week after the release of Kris Allen's own debut) and sold close to 200,000 copies during its first week, outdoing new releases by Rihanna and Lady Gaga in the process. Meanwhile, a risqué performance at the American Music Awards -- during which Lambert kissed his male keyboardist and danced suggestively with both sexes -- helped gather additional headlines, not to mention a fair amount of controversy. Lambert's five-song EP Acoustic Live!, featuring stripped-down versions of songs from For Your Entertainment as well as the Tears for Fears cover "Mad World," was released in December of 2010. The following year, Lambert delivered the concert album/DVD Glam Nation Live, featuring performances recorded during the Indianapolis, Indiana stop of his 2010 Glam Nation tour. Lambert's full-length sophomore effort, Trespassing, was released in 2012, with the album featuring a bevy of big-name collaborators including Bruno Mars, Nikka Costa, Sam Sparro, and Pharrell Williams. It hit number one but sold fewer copies than For Your Entertainment, and Lambert announced in 2013 that he was leaving RCA. He returned several times to American Idol, however, and also announced in 2014 that he would tour with Queen, where he would front the band in place of the late Freddie Mercury. In 2015, Lambert returned as the first former contestant to appear as a judge on American Idol. His next studio release would be The Original High -- his first on Warner Bros. following his departure from RCA -- on which he had worked with Swedish songwriter/producers Max Martin and Shellback. The album appeared in June of 2015. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
Adam Lambert

    LGBT Pride

    LGBT Pride
    2 songs

    Pop Remixes

    Pop Remixes
    2 songs

    Dance Pop

    Dance Pop
    2 songs

    Gay Anthems

    Gay Anthems
    5 songs

    Shuffle Hits

    1 song

Albums by
Adam Lambert

Top Songs by
Adam Lambert

  1.   Song
  2.   Whataya Want From Me
  3.   If I Had You
  4.   Ghost Town
  5.   Never Close Our Eyes
  6.   Another Lonely Night
  7.   Trespassing
  8.   For Your Entertainment
  9.   Better Than I Know Myself
  10.   Aftermath
  11.   Evil in the Night
  12.   Mad World
  13.   Runnin'
  14.   Fever
  15.   Shady
  16.   Voodoo
  17.   Pick U Up
  18.   The Light
  19.   No Boundaries
  20.   Underground
  21.   Outlaws of Love
  22.   Rough Trade
  23.   Strut
  24.   Ring of Fire
  25.   Things I Didn't Say
  26.   December
  27.   After Hours
  28.   There I Said It
  29.   Nirvana
  30.   Naked Love
  31.   20th Century Boy
  32.   Light Falls Away
  33.   A Loaded Smile
  34.   Rumors
  35.   The Original High
  36.   Underneath
  37.   Pop That Lock
  38.   Kickin' In
  39.   Cuckoo
  40.   Crawl Through the Fire
  41.   Just the Way It Is
  42.   Turning On
  43.   Beg for Mercy
  44.   Jamming with Lasers
  45.   Down the Rabbit Hole
  46.   Wonderful
  47.   Want
  48.   Time for Miracles, song
  49.   Sure Fire Winners
  50.   Soaked
  51.   Music Again
  52.   Sleepwalker
  53.   First Light
  54.   These Boys
  55.   Lucy
  56.   Take Back
  57.   Chokehold
  58.   Broken English
  59.   Run Away
  60.   Sacrifice
  61.   The Circle
  62.   Can't Let You Go
  63.   Climb
  64.   Welcome to the Show
  65.   Heavy Fire
  66.   MP3's Killed the Record Companies
  67.   Under the Midday Sun
  68.   Tribal Segment
  69.   Time for Miracles
  70.   Broken Open
  71.   Shame
  72.   Pop Goes the Camera
  73.   More Than
  74.   Hourglass
  75.   Castle Man
  76.   Did You Need It
  77.   Fields
  78.   Meet My Band

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