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

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