Lambert performing at Queen + Adam Lambert concert 2014
|Birth name||Adam Mitchel Lambert|
January 29, 1982 |
|Origin||Rancho Peñasquitos, San Diego|
|Associated acts||Queen + Adam Lambert|
Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, and stage actor. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana and raised in San Diego, California, he performed in amateur theatrical productions as a child, a path he pursued into adulthood, appearing in professional productions in the U.S. and abroad. In 2009, Lambert came to prominence when he became the runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol. After signing with 19 Entertainment in a joint venture with RCA Records, he released his debut studio album For Your Entertainment in 2009; it debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 with 198,000 copies in first-week sales, and reached the top 10 in several countries. Its singles "For Your Entertainment", "Whataya Want from Me" and "If I Had You" also became international successes. Soon after the album release, he headlined a worldwide concert tour, Glam Nation, the first American Idol contestant to do so in the year following his Idol season. The tour was followed by two live releases: an extended play entitled Acoustic Live! (2010), and a live CD/DVD Glam Nation Live (2011), which debuted at number one on the SoundScan Music Video chart. Lambert took executive producer credit and was a principal writer on his second studio album, Trespassing, released in May 2012, to positive reviews. Trespassing made its debut in the number one spot on the Billboard 200 album chart, also topping the Billboard Digital Albums Chart and Canada's Digital Albums Chart. Lambert made music history as the first openly gay artist to achieve this top charting position.
Citing influence from various artists and genres, Lambert has a flamboyant, theatrical and androgynous performance style, and a powerful, technically skilled tenor voice with multi-octave range. His showmanship and commanding presence in live shows have also become part of his signature. He has received numerous awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 2011 and an Honorary GLAAD Media Award in 2013. By April 2012 his first album had sold nearly two million copies worldwide and 4.2 million singles worldwide as of January 2011. The Times identified Lambert as the first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label in the U.S.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Artistry
- 3 Philanthropy
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Discography
- 6 Concert tours
- 7 Filmography
- 8 See also
- 9 Notes
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Lambert was born in Indianapolis, on January 29, 1982, to mother Leila, an interior designer; and father Eber Lambert, a program manager for Novatel Wireless. He has a younger brother, Neil. His father is of mostly Norwegian descent and his mother is Jewish. Lambert was raised in his mother's religion and has performed songs in Hebrew, such as "Shir LaShalom" and "The Prayer" at a 2005 tribute concert to assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, as well as at the San Diego Temple of the Arts. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to San Diego, California, settling in Rancho Peñasquitos. Lambert began performing with Metropolitan Educational Theatre network (now MET2) from the age of nine, and appeared in local productions of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Fiddler on the Roof, among others. A few years later, he began more intense acting and vocal coaching, continuing to perform with both MET2 and what was to become the Broadway Bound Youth Theatre Foundation, as he moved through Mesa Verde Middle School and then Mount Carmel High School. There, he became heavily involved with theater and choir, performed vocals with the school's jazz band, and competed in the local Air Bands competitions. He also appeared in local professional productions such as Hello, Dolly!, Camelot, The Music Man, Grease, Chess and Peter Pan, at venues such as The Starlight, The Lyceum and others. After graduating in 2000, he attended California State University, Fullerton, but left after five weeks to move to Los Angeles: "I just decided that what I really wanted to do was try to work in the real entertainment world. Life is all about taking risks to get what you want."
2001–08: Career beginnings
At 19, Lambert landed his first professional job, performing on a cruise ship for ten months with Anita Mann Productions. Afterwards, he performed in light opera in Orange County, California. By 21, he was signed with a manager and cast in a European tour of Hair: "That was a huge turning point for me personally, because I finally got comfortable in my own skin. I was discovering a lot about myself. Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, a lot of it". In 2004, he appeared in the Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) production of Brigadoon and a Pasadena Playhouse production of 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, still unknown, was one of the few facets of the production to garner a positive review. He came to the attention of the casting director for Wicked, and was hired as the understudy for the role of Fiyero and an ensemble member in the first national touring production of the musical from 2005; and the Los Angeles production from 2007. He finished performances with the musical in 2008. Beginning in 2004, he regularly performed at the Upright Cabaret and the Zodiac Show, which was co-created by Carmit Bachar of the Pussycat Dolls.
During this same period, Lambert briefly fronted underground rock band The Citizen Vein with Steve Sidelnyk, Tommy Victor and Monte Pittman. He recalled, "We did three gigs and that was it and we recorded a couple things, like rough recordings, and I don't know, it didn't quite click". He also worked as a demo singer and a session musician; a compilation of his 2005 recordings were released in 2009 on the album Take One by Hi Fi Recordings and Wilshire Records. Upon its release, Lambert issued a statement: "Back in 2005 when I was a struggling artist, I was hired as a studio singer to lend my vocals to tracks written by someone else. I was broke at the time and this was my chance to make a few bucks, so I jumped at the opportunity to record for my first time in a professional studio. The work I did back then in no way reflects the music I am currently in the studio working on."
2009: American Idol
Lambert auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol in San Francisco, California. His decision came after a week at Burning Man: "I had a psychedelic experience where I looked up at the clouds and went, 'Oh!' I realized that we all have our own power, and that whatever I wanted to do, I had to make happen". Lambert sang "Rock With You" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" for his audition. Advancing to Hollywood week, he performed "What's Up" and "Believe" solo, and "Some Kind of Wonderful" in the group effort. Lambert was a hit with judges. Simon Cowell voiced some concern about his theatricality, but Randy Jackson found it "current". He advanced easily to the top 36 performing "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", after which he was voted into the top 13.
In the first week of live shows, his rendition of Michael Jackson's "Black or White" was praised by all four judges. For Country week, he sang a sitar-infused version of "Ring of Fire". While Randy Jackson, DioGuardi, and Paula Abdul all liked the performance, Cowell called it "indulgent rubbish". His Motown night acoustic version of The Miracles' "The Tracks of My Tears" drew praise from judges and a standing ovation from Smokey Robinson, the week's mentor and the original singer-songwriter. Advancing to the top 8, he sang the 2001 Michael Andrews and Gary Jules arrangement of "Mad World". Because the show had exceeded its time slot, only Cowell gave a critique, which he did by giving Lambert a standing ovation, the only one he bestowed during his decade-long run as an American Idol judge. After Lambert sang "If I Can't Have You", delivering what DioGuardi called his "most memorable performance", Cowell described his vocals as "immaculate" and Abdul was reduced to tears. Cowell named his rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" "one of my favorite performances", admitting that "nobody can top that now". He followed it by "nailing" his duet of "Slow Ride" with Allison Iraheta. For the top 3 show, he performed "One" before Cowell declared, "If you are not in the final next week, it will be one of the biggest upsets"; and continued with "Cryin' before Abdul affirmed, "we'll be seeing you next week and many years after that". He also visited his hometown and reprised his earlier successes of "Black or White" and "Mad World" at his alma mater, Mount Carmel High School. Afterwards, San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders declared May 8, 2009, "Adam Lambert Day".
Lambert performed three solos in the finale, a reprise of "Mad World", followed by the 1960s civil rights anthem "A Change Is Gonna Come", to tremendously positive judge reaction. Abdul predicted, "Whatever happens with this Idol journey, I know you're going to be iconic". After his performance of the mandatory winner's single, "No Boundaries" Cowell summed up Lambert's journey: "Over the entire season, you've been one of the best, most original contestants we've ever had on the show. The hope and whole idea of a show like this is to find a worldwide star, and I truly believe we've found that in you". Alongside the solo performances, Lambert also sang a medley of "Beth", "Detroit Rock City", and "Rock and Roll All Nite" with rock band Kiss; and joined with Kris Allen, Brian May and Roger Taylor (of Queen) to perform the anthem "We Are the Champions" during the finale. Lambert was announced as the runner-up for the eighth season of American Idol. Upon winning, Allen stated: "Adam deserved this", later explaining he thought Lambert deserved to win as much as he did, and that Lambert "was the most consistent person all year. He was seriously one of the most gifted performers that I've ever met". Lambert's version of the winner's single was released alongside Allen's. The LA Times later ranked Lambert 5th in its list of the top 120 American Idol contestants, selected from seasons 1 to 9 of the show, above Allen.
Photos of Lambert kissing another man surfaced during the American Idol competition. Highlighted as controversial, they were displayed by conservative commentators on The O'Reilly Factor, who called them "embarrassing", but did not agree that the images would impact the competition. Lambert confirmed that the photos were of him, stating he had nothing to hide and had always been open about his life. Mainstream media speculated on his sexuality and the readiness of American Idol voters for an openly gay winner.[note 1] Asked by Rolling Stone whether the buzz surrounding his sexual orientation impacted the final vote, Lambert laughed and said "probably". He confirmed that he was gay in a Rolling Stone cover interview shortly thereafter.
|American Idol season 8 performances and results|
|Week #||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||"Rock with You"
|Hollywood||First Solo||"What's Up"||4 Non Blondes||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood||Group Performance||"Some Kind of Wonderful"||Soul Brothers Six||N/A||Advanced|
|Top 36/Semi-Final 2||Billboard Hot 100 Hits to Date||"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"||The Rolling Stones||12||Advanced|
|Top 13||Michael Jackson||"Black or White"||Michael Jackson||11||Safe|
|Top 11||Grand Ole Opry||"Ring of Fire"||Anita Carter||5||Safe|
|Top 10||Motown||"The Tracks of My Tears"||The Miracles||8||Safe|
|Top 9||Top Downloads||"Play That Funky Music"||Wild Cherry||8||Safe|
|Top 8||Year They Were Born (1982)||"Mad World"||Tears for Fears||8||Safe|
|Top 7||Songs from the Cinema||"Born to Be Wild" – Easy Rider||Steppenwolf||3||Safe|
|Top 71||Disco||"If I Can't Have You"||Yvonne Elliman||5||Safe|
|Top 5||Rat Pack Standards||"Feeling Good"||Cy Grant||5||Bottom 2|
|Top 4||Rock and Roll Solo
|"Whole Lotta Love"
"Slow Ride" with Allison Iraheta
|Top 3||Judge's Choice (Simon Cowell)
|Top 2||Contestant's Choice
Simon Fuller's Choice
"A Change Is Gonna Come"
|Tears for Fears
Kris Allen/Adam Lambert
- Note Due to the judges using their one save to save Matt Giraud, the Top 7 remained intact for another week.
Fresh from the competition, Lambert performed "Mad World" on CBS' The Early Show, and the next morning on Live with Regis and Kelly. He was featured on ABC News' 20/20 in June, and began the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2009 in July. He performed Muse's "Starlight" on Good Morning America's televised concert series in Central Park, and that summer was also the recipient of two 2009 awards: the Young Hollywood Award for Artist of the Year and the Teen Choice Award for Male Reality/Variety Star. Lambert appeared on Larry King Live and stated that he planned to create a pop rock, multi-genre album fused with electronic production for his debut.
2009–11: For Your Entertainment and touring
For Your Entertainment, Lambert's first studio album, was released on November 23, 2009. Debuting at number three on the Billboard 200 and selling 198,000 copies in the US its first week, the album saw Lambert in collaboration with producers such as Rob Cavallo, Dr. Luke and Max Martin; and writers who included Matthew Bellamy, Ryan Tedder, Rivers Cuomo, Justin Hawkins, P!nk, Linda Perry and Lady Gaga. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received a score of 71, which indicates "generally favorable reviews". Spin said the album is "perhaps the strongest, most flavorful batch of tunes to reach an AI vet, and Lambert's polymorphous vocal skills unite dancefloor strut and hard-rock pomp in a convincing glam package". Rolling Stone, however, gave it a more mixed review: "The songs sound great but feel strangely stuffy -- [it] seems like a disc that was overthought. Next time, the hugely talented Lambert should make sure he's going straight for the gut." Its Claude Kelly and Dr. Luke-produced lead single "For Your Entertainment" preceded the album's release but was not as successful as its second single "Whataya Want from Me" which impacted on charts worldwide, became his highest-peaking single (at number 10) on the Billboard Hot 100, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 53rd awards ceremony. Another notable single was "Time for Miracles", the ending theme for the disaster movie 2012. Queen guitarist Brian May lauded the "truly sensational" song, stating that he was "completely blown away" upon hearing it. As of April 2012, For Your Entertainment had sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide and was certified gold in the US in June 2010.
On November 22, Lambert performed "For Your Entertainment" at the American Music Awards of 2009. The controversial performance, which was the night's finale, showed Lambert kissing a male bassist and grabbing the crotch of another. In response, the Parents Television Council, a conservative decency group, urged viewers to complain to the FCC, though the performance aired "outside the FCC's usual 6am-10pm time frame prohibiting the broadcast of indecent material". ABC received about 1,500 telephoned complaints and cancelled Lambert's November 25 performance on Good Morning America. Instead, CBS invited him to perform on The Early Show, on the same date. Discussing the incident in a Rolling Stone interview, Lambert stated: "Female performers have been doing this for years—pushing the envelope about sexuality—and the minute a man does it, everybody freaks out. We're in 2009—it's time to take risks, be a little more brave, time to open people's eyes and if it offends them, then maybe I'm not for them. My goal was not to piss people off, it was to promote freedom of expression and artistic freedom." Lambert returned to the AMAs two years later as a presenter, and was warmly received. Rejecting claims that the singer was banned from the show in 2009, Executive Producer Larry Klein said that he's anticipating future Lambert performances: "Adam Lambert is a friend of ours, he's talented and I like everything about him." Lambert's performance was included in Billboard's list of "Top Ten American Music Awards Moments" on the eve of its 40th anniversary, in November 2012.
In the months leading to his album release, Lambert appeared on the cover of magazines such as Entertainment Weekly in May 2009, Rolling Stone in June 2009 and Details in November 2009. In his Details shoot he was photographed with a nude woman, sparking controversy. His Rolling Stone cover story became the magazine's best selling issue of the year. He appeared on the cover of Out magazine in their 2009 "Out 100" issue, sparking controversy as Out's publisher issued him an open letter questioning the "gayness" of his image. In April, he became one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People 2010. He appeared on the cover of Japan's May 2010 Rolling Stone, after his single "For Your Entertainment" reached its fifth consecutive number-one spot on their radio airplay charts. He was chosen for Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009, and interviewed on the December 10 show.
In support of the album, Lambert appeared on programs and at events, in the US and abroad. In late 2009, he performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance, and The Jay Leno Show. Other appearances included The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. In December, he hosted and performed at radio-sponsored Jingle Balls in New York, Miami and Tampa. In February, AOL Music showcased Lambert in a five-song mini-concert on AOL Sessions. He did another intimate acoustic set for IHeartRadio, and performed his first official solo concert, which sold-out, at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. In March, he was chosen to inaugurate the resurrected award-winning VH1 Unplugged concert series.
In April 2010, Lambert returned to American Idol as the first former contestant to mentor during an Elvis Presley themed week, where his contributions were praised and he also performed. In June, he appeared on Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards to receive the UR Fav International Video award for "Whataya Want from Me".
In early June 2010, Lambert embarked on his debut headlining concert tour Glam Nation, playing throughout the United States before continuing on through Europe and Asia. His October concert in Malaysia proceeded as planned, despite protests from an Islamist political party. In total, he performed 113 shows, nearly all of them sold out. The Indianapolis show was filmed for Lambert's first video release Glam Nation Live, a 13-track CD with DVD. The concert, which MTV called "out of this world", and his subsequent video release, were well-received, with Entertainment Weekly saying it "sizzles" with the energy that Lambert's vocals bring in a live concert setting. Glam Nation Live debuted at number one on the SoundScan Music Video chart and landed at number-12 on Billboard's 2011 year-end music video sales chart. This followed the release of his first extended play (EP), Acoustic Live!, consisting of acoustic versions of songs recorded live in various countries. The EP garnered excellent reviews and was called "electrifying" by the New York Daily News.
In January 2011, Lambert signed a worldwide music administration deal with Kobalt Music Group, a global independent music publishing company.
Lambert was profiled in an hour-long documentary for VH1's Behind the Music series, premiering August 2011. More interviews followed that fall, on E! True Hollywood Story and CNN Talk Asia. He mentored for a second time on The Hub TV Network's Majors & Minors, coaching singing contestants who were children.
In November 2011, Lambert joined Queen as lead singer at the MTV Europe Music Awards held in Belfast, where the band was honored with the Global Icon Award. In a "spectacular" performance that closed the show, they performed a medley of the classic hits "The Show Must Go On", "We Will Rock You", and "We Are the Champions". In December, Roger Taylor stated they were in talks with Lambert about fronting more live shows, calling the artist "a really great performer with an astonishing voice".
After changing management from 19 Entertainment to Direct Management Group in August 2011, Lambert announced that his second studio album, Trespassing, would be released on March 20, 2012, later delayed to May 15, with himself as executive producer. The title track was co-written with Pharrell Williams, while the album's lead single, "Better Than I Know Myself", a collaboration with Dr. Luke and Claude Kelly, was released digitally on December 20, 2011. Its debut live performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno received strong positive reviews, focusing on Lambert's vocals and more stripped down, sophisticated look. Its reprise on The Ellen DeGeneres Show brought equally favorable reviews. The album cover art by Lee Cherry is a dramatic departure from his depiction on 2009's For Your Entertainment, signaling a new direction.
It was announced in February that Lambert would join Queen to headline the UK's Sonisphere Festival in July. Discussing the collaboration, Brian May remarked that he expected Lambert to be a "great interpreter" of Mercury's songs. Subsequently, the Sonisphere Knebworth festival was cancelled due to logistics and "circumstances". Days later, Roger Taylor revealed that Queen and Lambert would perform in Moscow at Olympic Stadium; later announcing the addition of two shows in London, and one in Kiev that would also feature Elton John as a headliner. In late April, a fifth concert was added in Wrocław, headlining a new rock festival. Queen announced the addition of a third London show, as a result of the instantaneous sell-out of the first two London dates.
The final version of the Queen + Adam Lambert collaboration began with a two-hour extravaganza under the auspices of the UEFA in Kiev on June 30, the eve of the Euro 2012 Football Championship. Viewed live by hundreds of thousands of fans in Ukraine's main square, the performance was touted for the strength of Lambert's showmanship, vocal excellence and interpretative skill, which confidently balanced old and new. Because of Queen's status in the UK and pairing with the newcomer, London's three dates at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo were heavily reviewed. Almost uniformly, the concerts noted Lambert's vocal command, his "sizzle" and "electrifying" presence; along with the synergy of the collaboration, which Brian May called "organic".
Trespassing was released on May 15, 2012, following more than a week of news stories and positive reviews. Lambert tweeted at finding that the album had spent its first day at the top of the U.S. iTunes album chart. On May 23, the album debuted in the number one position on the Billboard 200 chart, selling close to 78,000 copies. Lambert again took to Twitter, citing the historic significance of being the first openly gay artist to reach this pinnacle, and acknowledging the help of fans. In the UK the album debuted at number three in the midweek chart.
His second single "Never Close Our Eyes", written by Bruno Mars and produced by Dr. Luke, was released digitally on April 17, to positive reviews. It debuted on national television on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 27, again with good reviews. He appeared on Good Morning America on May 14, performed the new single and co-hosted the Pop News.
Lambert returned to American Idol for his third consecutive year on the results show that preceded Idol's final week. The May 17 performance of "Never Close Our Eyes" was touted for its vibrant energy and dazzle, as well as for the powerhouse vocals that had become his signature.
Throughout the spring and summer of 2012, Lambert performed across Europe, North America, Japan and Australia, appearing in festivals, on radio and television, and in concert. Highlights of the promotional tour included an appearance on the UK's The Graham Norton Show, one of several headlining spots at Summer Sonic Festival 2012 in Tokyo and Osaka; and an acoustic performance at Sydney's Top 40 Lounge, where his cover of Bob Marley's "Is This Love" was described as "stunning" and "incredible". In September, he appeared on the finale of The Voice of China, the country's most popular program, viewed by 520 million people. The only Westerner invited to perform, he sang a duet of "Whataya Want from Me" with a contestant, and also performed the song "Trespassing". Lambert was the first Western artist to appear on the show and became the first American Idol to stage a solo concert in Mainland China when he returned in March 2013.
Lambert's third single, "Trespassing", was released as part of an eight track EP of remixes that included a radio edit of the original song. Entitled Trespassing Remixes, it became available to radio and digital outlets in October, with hard copies sold from his official website only. "Trespassing" debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales chart, giving Lambert his tenth number one Billboard entry.
On October 23, Lambert acted and performed two songs from Trespassing in the Halloween special of the television series Pretty Little Liars, which aired on ABC Family. The episode was the number one "most social" program of the day, and the highest rated episode in the fourteen-year run of Halloween themed telecasts by ABC Family, giving the cable network a big ratings success for the night.
Lambert appeared for the first time in South Africa in November, headlining arena concerts in Cape Town and Johannesburg. South Africa's The Sunday Times called Lambert's Johannesburg performance "epic" and "electrifying," stating: "His voice is stunning and his entertainment factor is through the roof." Later that month he was in Hong Kong to perform at the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards (2012 MAMA), which aired in 85 countries, targeting an audience of more than 2.3 billion. He was lauded for his powerful vocals, and command of both stage and fashion.
In December, he hosted and performed at the 2012 VH1 Divas concert, a live broadcast with a dance music theme and special tributes to Donna Summer and Whitney Houston. He sang with Keri Hilson and Kelly Rowland, opened the show with David Bowie's Let's Dance, and performed Madonna's hit Ray of Light, drawing praise for his sketches, fashion and performances. The concert benefited VH1's Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit that supports music education in public schools.
The album Trespassing was rewarded in year end lists and polls, among them best album of the year at Rolling Stone and Ryan Seacrest.com, where Lambert was also voted "Male Artist of the Year"; number three at Billboard for "Favorite 200 No.1" albums, and number eight on People magazine's list of "Top Ten Music" in its year end issue. At VH1, two of the album's singles appeared on its list of 40 most watched videos, at numbers 4 and 36; and Queen + Adam Lambert was named best live act of 2012 at Gigwise, and one of Classic Rock magazine's top events of the year.
In January 2013, it was reported that Lambert would be leaving 19 Recordings, where his contract had expired, but remain with RCA Records. It was also announced that work would begin on the direction of a third studio album.
On January 31, he performed a "smash set" at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City as part of the We Are Family Foundation charity gala, and was honored with the Unity Award. On February 17, the newly dubbed "We Are Glamily Tour" kicked off in Seoul, with seventeen stops throughout Asia and Europe. The sold-out show was heavily reviewed, with a focus on his cover of Rihanna's song "Stay", which was called "incredible" and better than the original. About the same time, he was named an official spokesperson for the Chinese release of the Trion video game Rift published by Shanda.
His first solo concert in Hong Kong on March 5 was noted for the live debut of two songs, "Time for Miracles" and a cover of "Shout", called "stunning" and vocally impressive. His arrival in Singapore for a March 8 show was preceded by a week of controversy surrounding complaints that it promoted the "gay lifestyle", and was given an "Advisory of 16 and above" by the Media Development Authority. Lambert addressed the issue in his concert, stating: "The only lifestyle I am promoting is one of love and friendship, music, joy and fashion. So whoever wants to be part of that lifestyle, yeah, we accept anybody". The concert was well reviewed, with the vocals called "breathtaking". While still in Belarus for a March 15 debut, Lambert again became the subject of controversy in advance of his Russian concerts. Anti-homosexual laws and rhetoric challenged courts to raise the legal age to 18 for entry to his St. Petersburg show. An official security alert was issued to US citizens planning to attend, due to "information regarding a threat of physical violence against spectators and performers", but the concert proceeded on schedule. The tour wrapped on March 22 with a sold out arena show in Helsinki.
Lambert won the "Favorite International Artist" category at the STAR TV 17th Chinese Music Awards held in Macau in April, also performing two songs from Trespassing. Organized by CCTV, the 2013 event marked an expansion of its previous format in order to become more international and influential in the global music community. It was estimated that the broadcast and webcast reached a worldwide audience of 2 billion. Lambert returned to Shanghai a few days later, recording a segment for Dragon TV's the 80's TalkShow that included a performance of "Pop That Lock" from Trespassing; as well as recording "Mad World" and other footage for the opening ceremony of Chinese Idol, which debuted on Dragon TV in prime time on May 19. Lambert also appeared as a guest judge during auditions.
He returned to American Idol on May 16 for the fourth consecutive year, performing a duet with Angie Miller on the twelfth season finale of American Idol, where Miller was a finalist in the top three. The pair tackled the song "Titanium" in a rendition named the show's "top moment" by The Hollywood Reporter.
In a letter sent to The Hollywood Reporter on July 12, Lambert revealed that he would be leaving RCA due to "creative differences" centering most directly on his next release. With RCA "pushing" for a covers album, Lambert stated: "my heart is simply not in doing a covers album . . . I am already deep into writing new material with some very talented colleagues for a brand new album, and I can't tell you how excited I am to share this new sound and direction. This music is where my heart is".
Lambert unveiled a collaboration with Nile Rodgers and DJ-producer Avicii when the three appeared onstage together for the track's US debut at an August benefit concert on Long Island. The song, entitled "Lay Me Down", released on Avicii's debut album TRUE on September 17 in the US, though it had already begun climbing charts worldwide. It received wide acclaim in previews, and landed at number one on a compilation of Rolling Stone's favorite songs, albums and videos. Post release, it was an early favorite among critics. Hinting at further collaborations, Avicii called Lambert a "great writer" with a voice that's "just insane!".
Lambert and Queen made their first live concert appearance in the US, closing the night on September 20, at the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Arena, located on the Las Vegas Strip. The festival was a two-day event that featured a roster of superstar artists, representing diverse musical genres. Reviews for the performance were stellar, with Rolling Stone stating that they dominated night one, also calling them most anticipated act of the evening, with Lambert "astound[ing] the audience". Billboard was equally laudatory, remarking on the "magnetic power" of the vocals, adding that Lambert "oozed charisma". The festival was broadcast live on Clear Channel radio stations in 150 US markets; and later aired, excerpted, as a two-night, primetime television special.
Following the July announcement by Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy, Lambert made his debut on the fifth season of the Fox TV series on November 7, playing the role of Elliot "Starchild" Gilbert in what became a multi-episode arc centered in the show's NYC storyline. His rendition of Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night" was released prior to air date, garnering publicity and positive reviews. The episode, "A Katy or a Gaga", arrived after a brief hiatus and a tribute to the death of actor Cory Monteith. Accolades for Lambert's debut spotlighted his powerful vocals and dynamic presence. His remake of "Marry the Night" impacted Billboard the following week, debuting at number 39 on the Pop Digital Songs chart.
Lambert was in attendance to receive two awards at China's Huading Music Awards, Best International Male Vocalist and the Fan Choice Award, on December 18 in Shanghai. The Huading Awards are part of China's expansion into the live entertainment space, with a focus on film, television, music and sports. 2013 came to a close with a series of concerts, most notable for Lambert's debut live performance of "Lay Me Down" at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (Biloxi). Though the year did not see a new album release, Lambert nevertheless tied at number three on Forbes annual list of top earning American Idols, due to his live performances and other endeavors.
2014–present: The Original High and Queen + Adam Lambert
Lambert made three television appearances in February 2014 beginning with his fifth consecutive return to American Idol, where he was a guest mentor during Randy Jackson's two-night "Boot Camp" workshop. The following week, he was a guest judge on the season 6 premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race, a reality show on Logo TV. Glee returned for its Spring Premiere on February 25 with the episode "Frenemies", featuring Lambert in an "epic" performance of The Darkness's "I Believe in a Thing Called Love". In the following week's Trio, he featured in four songs, earning top honors for his cover of Heart's classic "Barracuda". On April 1, he made his final appearance of season 5 in New New York, with strong reviews for his performance of A Great Big World's "Rockstar" - and his return to the series left unresolved. 
On May 27, 2014, a compilation album, The Very Best of Adam Lambert, was released by Sony Legacy's Playlist series, featuring hits and other recordings from Lambert's two studio albums along with studio recordings from American Idol and Glee. It debuted on the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart at number 14.
Lambert along with Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen announced on March 6 that they would be staging their first official tour throughout North America, with 19 initial dates, kicking off on June 19 in Chicago. Their announcement, via Good Morning America and a Madison Square Garden press conference, elaborated on the natural fit of Queen's music with Lambert's vocal style and expertise - as well as their mutual respect for live, in the moment performances that have the capacity to create something new. On March 15, Lambert announced that the Madison Square Garden show had sold out in one day; and on the 24th, that five shows had been added due to "overwhelming demand". The tour went international when headlining spots were announced at Korea's Super Sonic 2014 festival on August 14 in Seoul; and Japan's Summer Sonic Festival in Osaka and Tokyo, August 16 and 17. In May, Queen announced that after a thirty years absence, they would return to Australia with Lambert for four shows (which became six), kicking off in Perth on August 22, followed by Sydney, Melbourne and concluding in Brisbane on September 1. In July, September 3 and 4 shows were added in New Zealand both at Auckland's Vector Arena. The 35 date tour was a critical and commercial success, as reviews highlighted the musical virtuosity of May and Taylor, alongside Lambert's impressive vocal dexterity, charisma and affinity with both the look and feel of Queen's repertoire - all augmented by the elaborate spectacle of the production.
Queen and Adam Lambert announced on September 19 that because of the success of their recent sold-out world tour, they would again be heading out in mid-January for 21 dates in the UK and Europe, covering ten countries. A second show at The O2 Arena in London was later added, followed by an additional three in the UK, to include Wembley Arena, due to "overwhelming" demand. A show at Kraków Arena in Poland was also added, bringing the tour to eleven countries and 26 dates. On November 4, Queen + Adam Lambert was named Band of the Year at the 10th annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards, presented for the first time in the US.
On December 25, 2014. they performed two songs on Helene Fischer's annual Christmas show, broadcast on ZDF from the Velodrom in Berlin. Following a much reviewed "soaring" performance on the UK's X Factor, Lambert and Queen presented an exclusive New Year's Eve concert in London at Central Hall Westminster next to the iconic landmark Big Ben, aired live on BBC One; and offered by BBC Music as a unique, fully global, live-streamed event. "Queen + Adam Lambert Rock Big Ben Live" built to and continued after the famed fireworks on the River Thames. The highly praised concert, called "pitch-perfect", brought Lambert to the top of the Google Trends searching list in the UK. In January, Queen + Adam Lambert appeared on the cover of Classic Rock magazine; he was applauded in the cover story by Taylor and May, who called him "a gift from god". On February 27, as their run of 67 sold-out concerts came to a close, Queen and Lambert announced that they would be headlining the main stage on the first night of Rock in Rio's "30 Years Celebration" in Brazil on September 18, 2015. It will be Lambert's first appearance in South America, at one of the world's largest musical events. In April, the "Don't Stop Them Now" tour announced additional shows in São Paulo and Porto Alegre, Brazil; Santiago, Chile and Rio de Janeiro, Argentina. Further Latin America dates are anticipated.
On January 15, 2015, Lambert became the first former contestant to appear as a guest judge on American Idol at fourteenth season's New York City auditions, filling in for Keith Urban who was called away for a family emergency; alongside Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr.. That same day, Lambert revealed in a Billboard interview that he had signed to Warner Bros. Records within twenty-four hours after announcing his departure from RCA. He further stated that his upcoming studio release, scheduled for early summer with a single out in April, would be executive produced by the Swedish songwriter-producers Max Martin and Shellback. Written in Sweden in early 2014, the new work is described as vocally more intimate and internal, more daring but less about camp or presentation; and influenced by his growth and experiences which bring a new confidence, a new era.
Promotion for his new album, The Original High, began with a series of magazine cover stories and teasers of the lead single, "Ghost Town," which garnered industry buzz and positive reviews prior to release. "Ghost Town" reached number one on the U.S. iTunes Pop chart upon its release on April 21, 2015.
Critics, celebrities and colleagues have been outspoken in their praise for Lambert's vocal command. Kathie Bretches-Urban, co-founder of Metropolitan Educational Theatre Network (now MET2) where Lambert performed as a youth, said "He has invested his entire life in music and performing . . . He'd just come out onstage, and it popped". In a 2009 Associated Press interview, Wicked casting director Bernard Telsey, recalled Lambert's audition and his "amazing" voice: "I literally remember saying, 'Oh my God, this guy has the highest range'." Record producer Rob Cavallo once described Lambert as having an unlimited range, and able to sing every note on a guitar from the lowest to the highest. David Stroud, a Los Angeles-based vocal teacher, coached Lambert for his 2010 international Glam Nation Tour, in which he performed 113 shows without vocal rest. Stroud described Lambert as being able to "do extreme things with his voice that most singers will probably never be able to do . . . I will vocalize him to G above high C. He has climax notes at E's above high C, so I need to give him that extra range." In a March 2012 interview, rock artist Meat Loaf rated Lambert's voice in the company of only two others, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin, based on "that jet pack quality to their voice that just lets it take off." Lambert's total recorded vocal range spans from bass E to B flat above tenor high C (E - B♭5), giving him three octaves and six semitones.
In 2011, when he took the stage at the MTV Europe Music Awards alongside honoree Queen, it was a fitting match for Lambert, whose style and vocals have often been compared with Freddie Mercury's. Brian May, guitarist for Queen, noted that Lambert's voice has "sensitivity, depth, maturity, and awesome range and power which will make jaws drop"; while Roger Taylor added that Lambert had "the best range I've ever heard" in a BBC interview in 2012. Pharrell Williams, after collaborating with Lambert on his Trespassing album, commented, "This kid has a voice like a siren – there's no guys singing in that Steve Winwood-Peter Cetera range."
In October 2012, British tabloid the Sunday Mirror reported that Lambert had insured his voice for $48 million. A source told the newspaper: "Insurance for stars is a big deal in the US and Adam's voice is his bacon."  In September 2013, Lambert topped Yahoo! Voices's list of top ten pop singers, stating: "Lambert's vocal ability has no limits and when he takes off, it's as if a rocket has been launched. Lambert is clearly the best popular music singer the world has ever heard since Freddie Mercury".
Style and image
Lambert is best known for his theatrical performance style and meticulous attention to detail in all aspects of his personal presentation. He draws upon extensive stage experience in the ease with which he can refine and define his image through fashion and other imagery, which are essential to how he chooses to inhabit his songs, rivet his audiences and showcase his individuality. While a contestant on Idol, Lambert's precise yet varied stagings of himself kept audiences and judges glued as much to his presentation as to his vocal talent. His signature flamboyance and glam rock styling was a break-out moment in men's fashion, duly noted by fashion publications and taste-makers, who compared him to Lady Gaga in terms of crossing style boundaries and being unabashedly individual.
Lambert made three fashion related TV appearances at the close of 2010, reflecting his growing visibility and association with fashion as a means of creative expression. He fused his passion for music and fashion on MTV's "Talk@Playground", appearing in discussion with Skingraft designer Jonny Cota. He was a guest judge on Project Runway, in an episode that styled a rock band for their upcoming Rolling Stone cover. Fast becoming a fashion icon himself, he was the subject for whom the young designers of "All on the Line with Joe Zee" created a modern look, which he then critiqued along with the show's hosts. In 2012, Idol added an image advisor, Tommy Hilfiger, to its roster of mentors, underscoring the importance of developing a unique vision and performance identity for contestants. Hilfiger suggested it was image makers with talent that would ultimately succeed in the entertainment world and specifically mentioned Lambert, stating: "I think Adam Lambert has incredible imagery. And I think he got it." 
Lambert continued to grace the covers of magazines, moving more specifically into the fashion and culture space. In the cover story for his highly stylized 2012 "Fault" Magazine shoot, he stated, "Now I feel like embracing contemporary menswear. I take note of collections and editorials and try and incorporate them into my wardrobe whenever possible". Reflecting the mood and concept behind his album Trespassing, the "Fault" fashion shoot exemplified Lambert's commitment to aligning the elements of his artistic vision so that a cohesive narrative emerges. His versatility and fierce stylistic choices are regularly the focus of commentary, as he continues to break new ground in the use of imagery and style to extend his performances, celebrity and influence. That effect was on display in the heavy media coverage he received during New York Fashion Week 2012, which he concluded with a guest appearance on E!'s Fashion Police.
When Lambert appeared on the December 2012 cover of London-based high style magazine "Fiasco"'s "Obsession" issue, he again took the opportunity to manipulate and provoke with his image and style. Sporting a sophisticated, minimalist look that recalled old Hollywood, Lambert presented with no make-up and silver-grey hair sleekly parted on the side. With this pared down departure from his signature glam aesthetic, Lambert played with male stereotypes and representations; and in the interview, emphasized that his fashion and presentation are often disparate from gay as well as straight regimes: "For the general audience, they look at the way I style myself and they go, 'Errrr, that's gay,' but you ask a handful of gay guys and they're like, 'I would never wear that!'".
Lambert was chosen along with a group of other celebrities to be photographed for the book Shades of Elvis, by photographer Christopher Ameruoso and Priscilla Presley. Released March 2014, the tribute book used a themed shoot to capture images that might represent and honor Elvis Presley.
Lambert was inspired when his father gave him access to his large record collection of 1970s music. He was attracted to theatrical rock from artists like Madonna, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Queen, Aerosmith, and Led Zeppelin. Lambert referred to Michael Jackson and Madonna as "King and Queen" because they creatively merged music with makeup, fashion and cinematic video. Among his strongest influences are British singers such as Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Robert Plant: "Those are the people I really gravitate towards". When asked his favorite performer of the glam rock era, Lambert stated David Bowie: "he took costumes and story concepts for his Ziggy Stardust character to the next level. His music is amazing, and his lyrics are really intelligent". In an NPR interview, Lambert revealed spending hours listening to Queen, trying to decipher Freddie Mercury's vocals: "His voice has so much texture to it, he kind of grabs at everything and squeezes it". Stating Mercury was "completely over the top in the best possible way," he acknowledged, as an openly gay artist, "a debt to Mercury's flamboyance decades ago".
In March 2013, Lambert wrote an article for Out magazine's tribute to David Bowie, who was about to release a new album. In it, he explained how Bowie helped inform the expression of his own sexuality and gender in his work: "A light bulb went off—I wasn't into drag, I didn't want to dress like a woman, but I wanted to express my gender and artistic identity differently than the mainstream. Bowie was a key inspiration. It was about the androgyny of mixing it up, and that was what was so incredible about his concepts -- he was one of the first rock stars to really push the idea that sexuality was not black and white but an exploration".
Lambert's own music has been influenced by numerous genres including classic rock, pop, and electronic music; and his performance style draws heavily from his stage experience. Lambert envisions himself as the type of artist "that creates from the ground up, not only an amazing song, but one with a beat, and a story, and a look, and a theme". For his second album, he used inspiration from classic disco, 1990s electronica, funk and dubstep music.
In January 2010, in lieu of gifts for his 28th birthday, Lambert asked fans to donate to DonorsChoose.org, an online charity in which contributions go directly to public school projects. Support was focused on music and arts programs, as 2,435 fans donated $322,700. In June 2010, Lambert teamed with the charity for his "Glam A Classroom" campaign, raising another $208,590, supported by 3,020 fans. In October 2010, he collaborated on a second Signature Collection with The Pennyroyal Studio, which sold out after raising $43,092 for DonorsChoose. Lambert contributed to the MusiCares charity when he and The Pennyroyal Studio collaborated on the design of an Eye of Horus pendant, whose sale raised $32,000 in 7 days.
In January 2011, he began a campaign to raise $29,000 for charity: water to commemorate his 29th birthday. Funds raised by the charity go towards bringing clean drinking water to people in developing nations. Fans surpassed the goal in less than five hours; and on Lambert's birthday, more than $115,000 was pledged, breaking the record for dollars raised in a single day. In total, the campaign raised $323,803, which helped 16,190 people receive clean water. He continued his efforts for his 30th birthday, in January 2012, this time asking fans to "give up" their birthdays in an ongoing drive that had raised $82,000 by May 2012. In June 2013, an accounting by charity:water listed 55 projects thus far completed with funds raised by Lambert.
Lambert returned to the American Idol stage for the March 10, 2011, results show, singing an acoustic version of his For Your Entertainment track "Aftermath". After the performance, a dance remix version was made available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting The Trevor Project.
On June 30, Elton John and Queen + Adam Lambert coordinated with the Olena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation for a concert to benefit the fight against HIV/AIDS. The event, which was UEFA supported and took place in Kiev on the eve of the Euro 2012 football final, was televised live from a packed Independence Square.
On September 25, 2012, Lambert headlined a fundraising benefit in Washington, D.C. on behalf of Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the group leading the campaign for a November 2012 ballot measure to uphold gay marriage, which Lambert views as a non-partisan, human rights issue.
On January 31, 2013 he received the Unity Award, which honors artists whose music spreads "peaceful messages," from the We Are Family Foundation at their 2012 Celebration Gala 2.0. Founded by Nile Rodgers, the organization is a non-profit which seeks to promote global initiatives and cultural diversity through its outreach programs, many of which are aimed at facilitating youth leaders from around the world. Lambert's announcement that he would "donate" his 31st birthday to the charity raised more than $82,000 in just over a week. For his 32nd birthday, he chose the charity again, coordinating with artist Chris Saunders on the creation of limited and open edition prints and posters whose sales, as well as contributions to a birthday yearbook, will benefit the foundation.
On May 25, Lambert was a participant in the opening ceremony of 2013 Life Ball in Vienna, an elaborate event that is one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the world. Appearing as Ali Baba, he performed the gala's official song, "Love Wins Over Glamour", which he co-wrote with the Vienna-based production team Beat4Feet.
On June 23, he sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" to open Broadway Bares, an annual performance presented by the theater community to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The latter is one of the leading industry based organizations in the US fighting HIV/AIDS. Held at Manhattan's Roseland Ballroom, Broadway Bares 23 raised a record breaking $1.43 million.
Lambert was a featured performer at the August 19th Dance Party event in Riverhead, Long Island, produced by Nile Rodgers, benefiting All For The East End (AFTEE), a non-profit which seeks to raise awareness and funds for not-for profit organizations that support the East End.
On November 2, he was the musical entertainer for South Florida's Make-A-Wish Foundation Ball, an annual event that had raised more than 12 million dollars and granted the wishes of thousands of children with life-threatening illnesses. Lambert had granted wishes as a supporter of the organization previously. The sold-out 2013 Ball raised a record breaking 2 million dollars.
Lambert is featured in the video launch for UNICEF's #IMAGINE campaign, a month-long interactive global music experience introduced by Yoko Ono at the United Nations in November 2014, with the goal of raising funds for the essential needs of children worldwide. In collaboration with Queen, he is a participant in Coca-Cola's [RED] campaign to help end mother-to-child HIV transmission, using the OMAZE fundraising platform to offer donators a unique experience during their upcoming European tour.
Lambert, one of the first artists to bring an uncensored gay perspective to American mainstream pop, has contributed to the advancement of equality and social acceptance in the LGBT community. He should also be seen as a contributor to social justice, a concept based upon egalitarian social principles and the propagation of equality via social activism. Lambert stated, "I feel like with celebrity and visibility and fame, there's a responsibility to try to give back and try to use the visibility for the greater good. It's not all about me. It's about trying to raise awareness and getting people to take action." His heavily provocative AMA performance, featuring a gay kiss on live television, served to push societal boundaries by highlighting a double standard of ethics in media regulation as well.
Lambert was presented the "Equality Idol Award" by Sam Sparro at the Equality California Los Angeles Equality Awards in August 2011 for being an exemplary role model for the LGBT community. He was honored with his mother the following month at the PFLAG National Los Angeles event for his "authentic" voice.
Lambert received a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Music Artist in 2010. The same year, he lent his voice to a one-and-a-half minute video message on YouTube for the It Gets Better campaign – a project created by columnist Dan Savage in response to school bullying and a rash of suicides among LGBT youth.
The following March, he released a Billboard remix version of his For Your Entertainment song "Aftermath" with a portion of the proceeds going to support The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBT youth. He raised an additional $43,500 for The Trevor Project after collaborating with The Pennyroyal Studio to make his own Peace pendant. In October 2011, donations on behalf of the Adam Lambert Glambert Fan Army for the MTV Dance Party Marathon raised funds to combat bullying in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month. Lambert was a participant in Spirit Day, a movement begun in 2010 to honor LGBT lives lost to suicide, "going purple" in the push to support LGBT youth in the fight against bullying.
In December, he performed at the "Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays" benefit concert, which raised funds in support of the "True Colors Fund" and the organization's "Forty to None Project", targeting the epidemic of homelessness among LGBT youth.
In January 2012, in an exclusive interview with UK music news magazine Pressparty, Lambert noted that despite social progress in the US, there was still a long way to go, particularly in the music industry: "I still long for the LGBT community's diversity to be more broadly represented in the entertainment industry. I think larger strides have been made in film and TV but we still are just at the beginning with mainstream music. I consider myself a post-gay man working in a pre-gay industry."
In interviews surrounding his September 2012 benefit performance in support of Maryland's same-sex marriage referendum, he moved closer to accepting a more proactive role in the LGBT community. Stating that marriage equality was a cause he would work towards, Lambert spoke on a range of topics, including his belief that fear motivates much of the opposition to same-sex marriage; and that unequal treatment under the law is complicit in the burden of "shame and guilt and secrecy" that attaches to the community, particularly its youth.
Lambert was the headline performer at the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival on April 14, 2013, and was also given the key to the city. A round of interviews focused on his becoming more activist regarding LGBT issues and, despite earlier reluctance, accepting the mantle of gay role model.
Lambert was presented with the prestigious GLAAD Davidson/Valentini Award on May 11 in San Francisco. The honorary award is bestowed yearly to out media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equal rights in the LGBT community. His acceptance speech referenced the generational shift within a community that retains a diversity of perspectives, but emphasized commonality in its striving for acceptance.
On May 30, he was honored with the "Hope of Los Angeles Award" as part of the city's 3rd Annual LGBT Heritage Month. The latter celebrates the contribution of diversity to culture and music, and highlights outstanding individuals who have helped advance their communities in the US and worldwide. He received the award at City Hall from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who called him a "beacon of hope". His acceptance speech returned to the theme of celebrating diversity within the LGBT community.
Lambert is featured in "The New F Word" campaign sponsored by the grassroots Friend Movement organization, which has launched a global effort aimed at self-empowerment and raising anti-bullying awareness through positive images in media and the arts.
On June 15, declared "Adam Lambert Day" by the City Council, he headlined Pittsburgh's "Pride in the Street" concert, featuring a roster of performers, sponsored by The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh.
In honor of Pride season, Lambert partnered with AT&T and The Trevor Project for the "Live Proud Campaign", which crossed the nation summer 2013, aiming to empower and raise awareness in the LGBTQ community. AT&T committed to contribute up to $50,000, depending on the degree of participation in the Lambert sponsored campaign piece, with submissions for a VIP experience with him at the helm. The $50,000 goal was met and on July 3 a check presentation was made to The Trevor Project during the private finale show given by Lambert.
At the October 15 Los Angeles premiere of the movie Bridegroom, Lambert revealed that he had donated a song to the score, and felt "humbled" to be connected to the project. The powerful documentary about the intersection of love and the politics of marriage equality, won the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival's Audience Award for Best Documentary. On October 27 it debuted on OWN and began streaming on Netflix.
Lambert was one of the featured performers at the TrevorLIVE gala, the signature fundraiser of The Trevor Project, on December 8, at the Hollywood Palladium. The event included a roster of celebrities and a live stream pre-show, with an interactive component that reached a worldwide audience of LGBTQ youth. In February 2014 he performed for the Family Equality Council's 10th Annual Los Angeles Award's dinner, which raised a record setting $571,000. The national organization advocates for LGBTQ parents, guardians and allies, in support of family equality. In June 2014, he teamed up with AT&T for its second annual "Live Proud" campaign, again in support of LGBT Pride Month and Pride season. Participants were invited to submit unique memes shared via social media representing how they live proud. Winners chosen at random were invited to a private AT&T Live Proud Finale concert with Lambert on 13 October at the Highline Ballroom in New York City.
In April, 2015 he was the recipient of the "Music Icon" award at the 2015 British LGBT Awards, honoring those whose actions help promote equality.
Lambert was in a relationship with Finnish entertainment reporter and reality TV personality Sauli Koskinen from November 2010 until April 2013, when Lambert announced that they had split up amicably and expected to remain friends.
- American Idols LIVE! Tour 2009 (2009)
- Glam Nation Tour (2010)
- Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2012 (2012)
- We Are Glamily Tour (2013)
- Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2014–2015 (2014–15)
|2006||The Ten Commandments: The Musical||Joshua||Film debut|
|2009 - 2010||American Idol||Himself (contestant & mentor)||Season 8, 2nd place; Season 9, Episode "Top 9 – Elvis Presley"|
|2011||Project Runway||Himself (guest judge)||Episode, "Image is Everything"|
|2011||Majors & Minors||Himself (mentor)||2 episodes|
|2012||Pretty Little Liars||Himself||Episode, "This Is a Dark Ride"|
|2012||VH1 Divas||Himself (host, performer)||Live television benefit concert|
|2013 - 2014||Glee||Elliot "Starchild" Gilbert||5 episodes|
|2014||American Idol||Himself (mentor)||Season 13, "Boot Camp"|
|2014||RuPaul's Drag Race||Himself (Guest Mentor)||Season 6, Premiere|
|2015||American Idol||Himself (guest judge)||Season 14 Long Island Auditions|
- Leahey,Andrew (1982-01-29). "(((Adam Lambert > Overview)))". Retrieved 2010-03-24.
- Bronson, Fred (2012-10-25). "'American Idol' On The Charts: Scotty McCreery and Adam Lambert Double Up With New No.1s". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
- Shapiro, Rachel (2012-05-15). "Adam Lambert's 'Trespassing': What the critics are saying". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-05-16.
- "American Idol". Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2011-08-13.
- Caulfield, Keith (2000-12-02). "Susan Boyle Sees 'Dream' Soar To No. 1 On Billboard 200". Archived from the original on 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
- Ryder, Pat (2011-03-30). "Adam Lambert 'Glam Nation Live' debuts at #1". Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- Sheffield, Rob (2012-05-15). "Adam Lambert Trespassing RCA". Retrieved 2012-10-14.
- Sony Music Entertainment. "Adam Lambert's 'Trespassing' Debuts At #1 On The US Billboard Top 200". Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- Kane, Matt (2012-05-23). "Adam Lambert Claims The Number One Spot On Billboard 200 Chart". Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- Bracelin, Jason (2010-07-30). "Adam Lambert Review". Retrieved 2012-01-05.
- Henry, John (2010-06-18). "Rescuing Voices". Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- Younie, Chris (2012-07-12). "News:Adam Lambert And Queen Rock Out Hammersmith Apollo". Retrieved 2012-07-17.
- Ramkissoon, Nikita (2012-11-19). "Adam Lambert and The Drums electrify Johannesburg". Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- Relative, Saul (2010-12-15). "American Idol 2011 Grammy Nominations:Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Two for Fantasia Barrino". Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- Carter, Ricky (2013-03-28). "GLAAD to honor Adam Lambert at the #glaadawards in San Francisco". Retrieved 2013-03-28.
- "Global Superstar Adam Lambert Releases Single "Never Close Our Eyes"". 2012-04-12. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- "Grammy Nominee and Global Superstar Adam Lambert Signs Worldwide Administration Deal with Kobalt Music Group". 2011-01-24. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
- Adam Lambert, the new face of glam rock, Malcolm Mackenzie, The Times, 4 February 2010.
- Peterson, Karla (2009-05-03). "'Idol' sensation showed promise on local stage". Retrieved 2010-07-27.
- Zimmerman, Gail (2009-10-14). "Adam Lambert: The Jewish Mother Interview". Retrieved 2010-10-01.
- "WATCH: American Idol star Adam Lambert singing in Hebrew". 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- "Adam Lambert & Noa Dori singing 'The Prayer'-David Foster". 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
- Berrin,Danielle (2009-04-29). "Adam Lambert: the Jewish American Idol | Hollywood Jew". Archived from the original on 4 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
- Bronson, Fred. "Adam Lambert: The ultimate interview, Part One". Retrieved 2011-12-23.[dead link]
- Rocchio, Christopher (2009-03-02). "Adam Lambert dishes on making 'American Idol's Top 12 finals". Archived from the original on 5 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
- Wilkens, John (2009-02-24). "'Idol' hopeful banks on theatrics to snag a spot". Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- Bronson, Fred (2009-08-05). "Adam Lambert: The ultimate interview, Part Two". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- Williams, Lee (2004-03-25). "Lost in Translation". Retrieved 2012-04-10.
- "Culture Monster". Los Angeles Times. 2009-04-08.
- Kaufman, Gil (2009-04-21). "Adam Lambert Got 'American Idol' Training At Wild 'Zodiac Show'". Retrieved 2013-03-28.
- Bronson, Fred. "Adam Lambert: The ultimate interview, Part Three". Retrieved 2011-12-23.[dead link]
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Take One-Adam Lambert". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- Herrera, Monica and David J. Prince (2009-06-20). "Adam Lambert pre-"Idol" album due this summer". Reuters. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
- Duke, Alan (2009-06-09). "Adam Lambert: I'm 'proud of my sexuality'". CNN. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
- Bronson, Fred. "Adam Lambert: The ultimate interview, Part Four". Retrieved 2011-12-23.[dead link]
- Kay, Kimberly (2009-03-11). "Wicked Good: Adam Lambert's American Idol Journey". Retrieved 2012-01-24.
- Ponting, Bob (2009-05-08). "San Diego welcomes American Idol finalist Adam Lambert". Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- Elber, Lynn (2009-05-08). "Adam Lambert Gets His Hometown Hurrah". Huffington Post. Archived from the original on 11 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
- Ganz,Caryn (2009-05-21). "Kris Allen Beats Adam Lambert on Star-Packed "American Idol" Finale". Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- Harris, Chris (2009-05-22). "Kris Allen Still Thinks Adam Lambert Deserved "American Idol" Crown". Retrieved 2011-11-23.
- "The ultimate 'American Idol' power ranking". 2009-05-21. Retrieved 2010-03-24.[dead link]
- Trebay, Guy (2009-04-12). "Gay Talk Surrounds Adam Lambert of 'Idol'.". The New York Times.
- "Adam Lambert: America's First gay 'Idol'?".
- "Adam Lambert: Shaking Up 'Idol'" Mark Harris. 5/8/2009
- "Adam Lambert Talks "American Idol" Finale, Sexuality, Katy Perry" Chris Harris. 5/22/2009.
- Blas, Lorena (2009-06-15). "Idol Adam Lambert 'comes out' in print". USA Today. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- Grigoriadus, Vanessa (2009-06-25). "Adam Lambert: Wild Idol". Retrieved 2013-04-04.
- "Adam Lambert-CBS Early Show-Video". 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
- "Adam Lambert Sings On 'Live with Regis and Kelly'". 2009-05-30. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
- "Adam Lambert Comes Out". 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- "Adam Lambert–Starlight–Good Morning America– VIDEO". Retrieved 2011-11-03.
- Casablanca, Ted and Becky Bain (2009-06-08). "Adam Lambert: I'll "Answer All Those Questions"". Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- Coppersmith, Scott (2009-08-10). "Teen Choice Awards 2009: The Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-22.
- "CNN Larry King Live-"American Idol Wrap-Up"". 2009-05-29. Retrieved 2011-11-23.
- "Adam Lambert For Your Entertainment Review". 2010-05-03. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
- "Metacritic: For Your Entertainment". Retrieved 2011-05-20.
- Daniel Kreps. "Lambert's "2012 " Song Is "Truly Sensational," Brian May Says : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily". Archived from the original on 22 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
- "RIAA's Gold & Platinum Program". Retrieved 2013-02-27.
- Kaufman, Gil (2009-11-23). "Adam Lambert Says AMA Kiss Was 'In The Moment'". Retrieved 2009-11-23.
- Eggerton, John (2009-11-23). "PTC Upset Over Adam Lambert AMA Performance". Archived from the original on 26 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-23.
- "Adam Lambert Could Cost ABC Television Up To $500,000". 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2009-11-23.
- "Adam Lambert To Perform On "Early Show"". CBS News. 2009-11-24. Archived from the original on 27 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
- Halperin, Shirley (2011-11-19). "Adam Lambert Returns to 2011 AMA's as Presenter; Producer Says He 'Was Never Banned'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
- Lipshutz, Jason (2012-11-16). "Top 10 American Music Awards Moments: Past AMAs' Video Highlights". Retrieved 2012-11-16.
- Harris, Mark (2009-05-08). "Adam Lambert: Shaking Up 'Idol'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- "The New Issue of Rolling Stone: The Liberation of Adam Lambert". 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- Sales, Nancy Joe (2009-11-01). "For the Love of Adam Lambert". Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- Reyes, Robert Paul (2009-10-22). "Adam Lambert's Details Photoshoot: He's Still Gay!". Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- "Adam Lambert Honored By Rolling Stone for Best Selling Cover Issue". 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- Hicklin, Aaron (2009-11-10). "Dear Adam". Archived from the original on 20 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-05.
- Sloame, Joanna (2011-04-14). "People magazine's 2010 Most Beautiful People list". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 2011-11-09.
- "Adam Lambert in Japan Rolling Stone & Spa Magazine". 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
- "Adam Lambert: 'No Regrets' After Tumultuous 2009". 2009-12-07. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
- "Adam Lambert On David Letterman". 2009-11-25. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
- "Adam Lambert on Conan O'Brien Tonight". 2009-12-14. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
- Vena, Jocelyn (2009-12-17). "Adam Lambert Steals The Show On 'So You Think You Can Dance' Finale". Retrieved 2012-07-30.
- Vena, Jocelyn (2009-12-11). "Adam Lambert Clears Up Rumors On 'The Jay Leno Show'". Retrieved 2012-07-30.
- "Adam Lambert News-Updates, Blog, Fan Comments & More | The Official Adam Lambert Site". Retrieved 2012-07-31.
- Cady, Jennifer (2009-12-10). "ABC Still Afraid of Adam Lambert, Pretapes View Performance". Retrieved 2012-07-31.
- "Adam Lambert's Rise to Fame". 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
- "Adam Lambert Confirmed For 2010 Y100 Jingle Ball". 2010-10-25.
- "Adam Lambert, Behind the Sessions (Sessions)". Retrieved 2011-11-23.
- "Adam Lambert–I Heart Radio Concert". 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2011-11-23.
- Gorgan, Elena (2010-03-02). "Adam Lambert Puts on 'Historic' Performance at Fantasy Springs". Retrieved 2011-11-15.
- TJ (2010-03-11). "Adam Lambert Strips Down In Breathtaking VH1 Unplugged Performances". Retrieved 2011-11-11.
- Kaufman, Gil (2010-04-14). "Was Adam Lambert A Good 'American Idol' Mentor?". Retrieved 2011-11-21.
- Reiher, Andrea (2010-06-20). "'American Idol": Adam Lambert wins Much Music award, performs 'Whataya Want from Me'". Retrieved 2011-11-22.
- "Muslim group in Malaysia protests concert by 'Idol' star Adam Lambert: report". 2010-10-11. Retrieved 2011-11-23.[dead link]
- Porter, Rick (2010-04-27). "'American Idol': Allison Iraheta, Orianthi join Adam Lambert tour". zap2it.com. Archived from the original on 24 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
- "Sony/RCA announcement". Adamofficial.com. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
- Stransky, Tanner (2011-03-17). "Music Review Glam Nation Live (2011)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-12-01.
- Ryder, Pat (2011-03-30). "Adam Lambert 'Glam Nation Live' debuts at #1". Retrieved 2011-12-02.
- "Year End Charts". 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
- Savole, Dan (January 2012). "CD Review: Adam Lambert-Acoustic Live!". Retrieved 2011-11-23.
- Farber,Jim (2010-11-30). "Justin Bieber's 'My Worlds Acoustic' and Adam Lambert's 'Acoustic Live!' reviews". Daily News (New York).
- "Behind The Music - Ep. 223 "Adam Lambert"". Retrieved 2011-12-01.
- Peter, Thomas (2010-10-27). "Adam Lambert's "E! True Hollywood Story" Will Premiere in November". Retrieved 2011-11-26.
- "Former American Idol Finalist Adam Lambert on CNN's Talk Asia". 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
- MJ (2011-11-13). "Adam Lambert Mentors--Majors & Minors (VIDEO)". Retrieved 2011-11-30.
- Wong, Curtis (2011-11-07). "Adam Lambert, Queen Perform At MTV European Music Awards (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
- "Queen guitarist says Adam Lambert's their man". The New Zealand Herald. 2011-12-09. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- Halperin, Shirley (2011-08-05). "Adam Lambert Splits With 'Idol' Manager 19 Entertainment". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2011-08-13.
- "Global Superstar Adam Lambert To Release Highly Anticipated Second Album 'Trespassing' On March 20th, 2012". 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2011-12-16.
- George, Kat and Graham, Mark (2012-01-06). "VH1's Top 20 Most Anticipated Albums of 2012". Retrieved 2012-01-15.
- Carlson, Erin (2012-03-23). "Adam Lambert Announces Release Date for 'Trespassing'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
- Halperin, Shirley (2012-01-17). "'American Idol's' Adam Lambert Debuts New Look, Single on 'The Tonight Show' (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
- Parker, Lyndsey (2012-01-18). "Adam Lambert Debuts New Single, Look, Band Lineup on 'Leno'". Retrieved 2012-01-20.
- Gorgan, Elena (2012-01-21). "Adam Lambert Performs, Wows on Ellen". Retrieved 2012-01-25.
- Carlson, Erin (2012-01-24). "Adam Lambert Unveils New Album Cover". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-01-25.
- Akersten, Matt (2012-02-23). "Adam Lambert is Queen's choice". Retrieved 2012-02-23.
- "Sonisphere festival cancelled". Retrieved 2012-03-30.
- "Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert Will Rock Moscow". 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
- "Queen to play "four shows this summer" with Adam Lambert". 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- "Press Release:Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Poland Show". 2012-04-27. Retrieved 2012-04-30.
- "After 'Instant' Sell-Out Queen And Adam Lambert Add Third London". Retrieved 2012-05-10.
- "Queen+Adam Lambert Perform At Kiev's ANTIAIDS Foundation Charity Concert". 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
- Angermiller, Michele Amabile (2012-07-02). "Adam Lambert and Queen Rock the Ukraine (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
- Aizlewood, John (2012-07-12). "Queen+Adam Lambert, HMV Hammersmith Apollo-review". Retrieved 2012-07-17.
- May, Brian (2012-07-13). "Queen And Adam...The Best Show?". Retrieved 2012-07-17.
- "Adam Lambert's 'Trespassing' met with fantastic reception from fans and critics alike". 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-05-16.
- Parker, Lyndsey (2012-05-08). "Adam Lambert's 'Trespassing': It's That Deep". Retrieved 2012-05-16.
- "Twitter@adamlambert". 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2012-05-16.
- "Twitter@adamlambert". 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2012-05-16.
- London Newsdesk (2012-05-22). "Adam Lambert tops charts and makes history in the USA with 'Trespassing'". Retrieved 2012-05-24.
- Gayles, Contessa (2012-05-23). "Adam Lambert's 'Trespassing' Makes History, Bieber Announces Believe Tour, Kelly Clarkson's Lost Her Mojo & More--News Roundup". Retrieved 2012-05-24.
- "Adam Lambert's New Album Trespassing Secures Top 5 Debut In The UK Midweek Chart". 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2013-03-13.
- Rosen, Jody (2012-04-26). "Adam Lambert "Never Close Our Eyes"". Retrieved 2012-04-27.
- Daw, Robbie (2012-04-13). "Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes"; Review Revue". Retrieved 2012-04-27.
- Halperin, Shirley (2012-04-27). "Adam Lambert Performs 'Naked Love' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (Exclusive Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-04-27.
- Scott, Jason (2012-05-14). "Adam Lambert-Good Morning America-Video". Retrieved 2012-05-15.
- Williot, Carl (2012-05-18). "'American Idol':Phillip Phillips And Jessica Sanchez To Face Off In Finale, Adam Lambert Performs". Retrieved 2012-05-18.
- Barrett, Anne (2012-05-18). "'American Idol recap: No More Drama". Retrieved 2012-05-18.
- Angermiller, Michelle Amabile (2012-05-28). "Adam Lambert's Memorial Day Weekend Blitz: 'Music Doesn't Have an Orientation'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
- "Adam Lambert performing on The Graham Norton Show". 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
- "Summer Sonic 2012 Lineup Tokyo & Osaka". Retrieved 2012-09-22.
- "Adam Lambert sizzles at the Take 40 Live Lounge Presented by Debit MasterCard". Retrieved 2012-09-22.
- Rubenstein, Jenna Hally (2012-08-23). "Adam Lambert Covers Bob Marley's 'Is This Love,' And DUH It's Incredible (VIDEO)". Retrieved 2012-09-22.
- "17th China Music Awards to be held in Macau". 2013-03-15. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
- Chang, Gordon, G. (2013-02-03). "China, Are You Ready For A Super Bowl?". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
- "Adam Lambert to Release Trespassing Remix EP on October 16th". 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
- "Adam Lambert Performs on the Voice of China (Video)". 2012-09-30. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
- Kun, Zhang (2013-01-27). "American idol live in China". Retrieved 2013-01-27.
- "Adam Lambert reveals 'Trespassing' single details". 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
- Ng, Philiana (2012-07-12). "'Pretty Little Liars':Adam Lambert to Appear, Perform Two Songs in Halloween Episode". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
- Kondolojy, Amanda (2012-10-24). "2nd Annual 'Pretty Little Liars' Halloween-Themed Episode is the #1 "13 Nights of Halloween" Telecast Ever Across 18-34, 18-49 and 12-34 Demos". Retrieved 2012-10-25.
- Snyder, Renee (2012-11-09). "Adam Lambert Breaks Top 10 in "Best Pop Albums of 2012"". Retrieved 2012-11-10.
- "Adam Lambert to play in SA". 2012-09-13. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Kim, Erica (2012-11-28). "[MAMA] '2012 MAMA' to be Aired in 85 Countries Around the World". Retrieved 2012-11-30.
- Alexander, X. (2012-12-01). "Adam Lambert Rocks The Mnet Asian Music Awards:Watch". Retrieved 2012-12-02.
- "Asian stars ooze glamour, sex appeal at the 2012 Mnet Awards". Retrieved 2012-12-03.
- Graham, Mark (2012-11-08). "VH1 DIVAS 2012 To Be Hosted By Adam Lambert And Will Feature Performances By Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato And More". Retrieved 2012-12-17.
- Parker, Lyndsey (2012-12-17). "Adam Lambert Covers Bowie, Madonna & Donna At 'VH1 Divas'". Retrieved 2012-12-18.
- "Adam Lambert Hits High Note as Host of VH1 Divas". Retrieved 2012-12-18.
- "Readers' Poll:The Best Albums of 2012". 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2013-01-04.
- Updegraff, Jake (2012-12-31). "2012 Male Artist of the Year:Adam Lambert". Retrieved 2013-01-04.
- Lipshutz, Jason (2012-12-18). "Madonna Rules Billboard.com's Readers Poll 2012". Retrieved 2013-01-04.
- "People Magazine's Best and Worst of 2012". 2012-12-27. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
- Seidman, Lacey (2012-12-22). "For The People, By The People: The 40 Most-Watched Videos of 2012". Retrieved 2013-01-04.
- Baggs, Michael (2012-12-21). "Queen and Adam Lambert Named Best Live Act Of 2012". Retrieved 2013-01-04.
- "Queen + Adam Lambert voted 'Best live act of the year'". 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2013-01-04.
- Halperin, Shirley (2013-01-11). "Adam Lambert and 19 Recordings Part Ways". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-01-13.
- Wong, Curtis M. (2013-02-01). "Adam Lambert Honored With We Are Family's Unity Award In New York". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2013-02-02.
- Snyder, Renee (2013-02-16). "Adam Lambert to Kick Off the 'We Are Glamily Tour'". Retrieved 2013-02-24.
- Sieczkowski, Cavan (2013-02-18). "Adam Lambert Covers Rihanna's 'Stay'". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
- "Adam Lambert One-Ups Rihanna with "Stay" Cover". 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
- cinderboy (2013-03-03). "RIFT China-American Idol alumni revealed as final spokesperson". Retrieved 2013-03-06.
- "Adam Lambert covers Tears For Fears during Hong Kong concert". 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2013-03-09.
- Sim, Walter (2013-03-07). "Adam Lambert's concert gets MDA's Advisory 16 rating". Retrieved 2013-03-09.
- Oon, Jeffrey (2013-03-09). "Adam Lambert: The only lifestyle I'm promoting is one of love, friendship, music and joy". Retrieved 2013-03-09.
- Zavyalov, Olga, Karmunin, Oleg (2013-03-14). "Milonov asks protect adolescents from gay advocacy Adam Lambert". Retrieved 2013-03-18.
- Davidoff, Victor (2013-03-17). "Russia's Fertile Grounds for Homophobia". Retrieved 2013-03-19.
- "Security Message for U.S. Citizens:St. Petersburg(Russia), Adam Lambert Concert(March 20)". 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
- "iltalehti.fi". 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2013-03-23.
- "Adam Lambert wins Chinese Music Award for 'Favourite International Artist'". 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2013-04-18.
- "China Music Awards brings stars to Macau". 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2013-04-19.
- alidol2011 (2013-04-22). "2013.4.22 Adam Lambert Chinese Dragon TV post 80 Talk Show". Retrieved 2013-04-23.
- alidol2011 (2013-04-23). "20130423--Adam Lambert-Mad World-Chinese Idol opening ceremony". Retrieved 2013-04-23.
- Yuhan, Liu (2013-03-28). "'Chinese Idol' coming to TV and America". Retrieved 2013-04-24.
- alidol2011 (2013-05-19). "Adam Lambert at Chinese Idol audition as a guest judge". Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- Harp, Justin (2013-05-13). "Adam Lambert gets GLAAD Award for contribution to LGBT community". Retrieved 2013-05-13.
- Angemiller, Amabile (2013-05-16). "'American Idol' Season 12 Finale: Adam Lambert Tops 5 Best Moments". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-05-17.
- Halperin, Shirley (2013-07-12). "Adam Lambert Walks Away from RCA (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
- "VIDEO: Adam Lambert & Nile Rodgers Unveil New Track 'Lay Me Down'". 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
- McGarry, Lisa (2013-09-18). "Avicii & Adam Lambert's new single 'Lay Me Down' climbs the charts!(VIDEO)". Retrieved 2013-09-20.
- Snyder, Renee (2013-09-07). "Preview of Avicii and Adam Lambert 'Lay Me Down' Goes Viral". Retrieved 2013-09-11.
- "Twitter@adamlambert". Retrieved 2013-09-11.
- Harris, Ron (2013-09-19). "Review:New Albums From Electronic Dance Musicians". Retrieved 2013-09-20.
- "'True':Avicii's Genre-Defying Album". 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
- "Staying True:Avicii Opens Up About His New Album". 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
- Baltin, Steve (2013-09-21). "Queen and Adam Lambert Dominate Night One of iHeartRadio". Retrieved 2013-09-22.
- Lipshutz, Jason (2013-09-21). "iHeartRadio Music Festival Friday: Katy Perry Roars, But The Old School Soars". Retrieved 2013-09-22.
- Perricone, Kathleen (2013-07-15). "2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival:All the Performers!". Retrieved 2013-07-15.
- Parker, Lyndsey (2013-07-10). "'Glee' Goes Glam:Adam Lambert Joins the Cast". Retrieved 2013-07-11.
- Lamb, Bill (2013-11-01). "Adam Lambert Covers Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night" for Glee-Listen".
- Snetiker, Marc (2013-11-07). "Adam Lambert talks his first 'Glee' episode--and more acting?". Retrieved 2013-11-07.
- Medley, Erin (2013-11-07). "Adam Lambert Goes Gaga on 'Glee'; Reminds Us Why He's a True American Idol". Retrieved 2013-11-09.
- Bronson, Fred (2013-11-18). "'American Idol' on the Charts:Adam Lambert Returns With a Lady Gaga Song". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-11-19.
- "Adam Lambert wins twice at China's Huading Music Awards". 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
- Brzeski, Patrick (2013-10-06). "Hollywood Stars to Attend China's Version of the Oscars". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
- Lamont, Martin (2013-12-31). "Adam Lambert shares video of 'Lay Me Down' performance". Retrieved 2014-01-09.
- "Top-Earning American Idols 2013". Forbes. 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
- Varga, George (2014-02-13). "Adam Lambert returning to 'American Idol'". Retrieved 2014-02-24.
- Schulman, Michael (2014-02-21). "In Drag, It Turns Out, There Are Second Acts". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
- Parker, Lyndsey (2014-02-23). "Music Again:Adam Lambert Revisits the Darkness Catalog for Epic 'Glee' Performance". Retrieved 2014-02-24.
- Slezak, Michael (2014-03-04). "Glee Recap:It takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right;It Takes Three to Make It Out of Sight". Retrieved 2014-03-05.
- Swift, Andy (2014-04-01). "Glee Recap:Dare You To Move". Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- Angermiller, Michele Amabile (2014-04-28). "Sony Music to Release 'The Very Best' of Adam Lambert". Retrieved 2014-05-08.
- Bronson, Fred (2014-06-06). "'American Idol' on the Charts: Adam Lambert's 'Very Best' Debuts". Retrieved 2014-06-08.
- Newman, Jason (2014-03-06). "Queen and Adam Lambert to Reunite for Summer Tour". Retrieved 2014-03-08.
- "Queen+AdamLambert: 5 Shows Added". The Wall Street Journal. 2014-03-24. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
- "Queen+Adam Lambert". Retrieved 2014-05-28.
- Hyman, Dan (2014-06-20). "Queen and Adam Lambert's Tour Opener: 5 Things We Learned". Retrieved 2014-09-16.
- Roxborogh, Tim (2014-09-04). "Is Queen+Adam Lambert A Tribute or Triumph?". Retrieved 2014-09-16.
- "News". 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
- Baltin, Steve (2014-11-05). "Classic Rock Honors Ceremony Comes to America". Retrieved 2014-11-06.
- "News". 2014-12-23. Retrieved 2014-12-27.
- "Killer Queen: Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert rock out on X Factor". 2014-11-30. Retrieved 2014-12-06.
- Pocklington, Rebecca (2015-01-01). "Adam Lambert showered with praise after incredible collaboration with Queen for New Year's Eve celebrations". Retrieved 2015-01-02.
- Lamont, Martin (2015-01-02). "Brilliant Adam Lambert tops trending searches list on Google following New Year's Eve show with Queen". Retrieved 2015-01-02.
- London Newsdesk (2015-01-06). "Adam Lambert and Queen cover Classic Rock magazine: 'Lambert is a gift from god'". Retrieved 2015-01-30.
- "News". 2015-04-30. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
- Angermiller, Michele Amabile (2015-01-15). "'American Idol': Adam Lambert Shines as Judge as New York Brings the Talent". Retrieved 2015-01-16.
- Halperin, Shirley; Amabile Angermiller, Michele (2015-01-15). "Exclusive: Adam Lambert Signs New Major Label Deal, Max Martin to Executive Produce Album". Billboard (United States: billboard.com/biz). Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015-01-15.
- Stern, Bradley (2015-04-15). "Adam Lambert Talks "Ghost Town" And 'The Original High' In 'NOTION Magazine': 3 Pics". Retrieved 2015-04-19.
- "Adam Lambert Releases Another Teaser For 'Ghost Town' Track". 2015-04-08. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
- "WATCH: Adam Lambert Drops 'Ghost Town' Lyric Video". Retrieved 2015-04-23.
- "Home: ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION". Retrieved 2012-09-11.
- Kragan, Pam (2009-06-02). "Adam Lambert: North County friends, mentors say homegrown 'Idol' worked diligently to reach stardom". Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- "Producer Rob Cavallo Exclusively Discusses Adam Lambert Album on Reality Rocks". 2009-10-13. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- "Adam Lambert Tour Schedule Events". Retrieved 2012-03-07.
- Henny, John (2010-06-18). "Rescuing Voices". Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- Epting, Chris (2012-03-06). "Meat Loaf Q&A: Rock Legend on Getting Bullied Over His Weight, Turning Down 'Idol" and Why the Country Is Going to 'Hell'". Retrieved 2012-03-09.
- "Digging Deeper: Axl Rose is NOT the Singer With the Widest Range". Vintage Vinyl News. 2014-05-22.
- Wong, Curtis (2011-11-07). "Adam Lambert, Queen Perform At MTV European Music Awards (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- Reiher, Andrea (2009-08-24). "Queen's Brian May 'blown away' by Adam Lambert's song for '2012'". Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- "Roger Taylor-Interview with Chris Evans". 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
- Diehl, Matt (2011-11-28). "Adam Lambert Storms the Dance Floor on New LP". Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- Rowley, Alison (2012-10-14). "Adam Lambert insures voice for £30m?". Retrieved 2013-03-19.
- Afshar, Sarah (2013-09-18). "Top 10 Pop Singers of 2013". Retrieved 2013-09-21.
- Alvidrez, Gabrielle (2012-07-05). "Glitz and Glam: Adam Lambert's Fashion Evolution". Retrieved 2012-08-23.
- "Adam Lambert Chats With VH1". 2012-01-27. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
- Zeiher, Mary (2009-03-13). "Adam Lambert Has Qualities Needed to Be Next American Idol". Retrieved 2012-03-14.
- Odell, Amy (2009-05-21). "Adam Lambert: Fashion Trailblazer". Retrieved 2012-08-21.
- Stransky, Tanner (2009-05-26). "Simon Doonan: Musings on his LOGO show, 'Beautiful People,' and Adam Lambert's 'guts'". Retrieved 2012-08-23.
- "Jonny+Adam on MTV Playground". 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
- Parker, Lyndsey (2011-09-23). "Adam Lambert Rocks 'Project Runway'". Retrieved 2011-11-29.
- Kinser, Jeremy (2011-12-09). "Adam Lambert's Fashion Advice". Retrieved 2011-12-12.
- Shannon Ma, Shirley Halperin (2012-03-08). "'American Idol' Names Tommy Hilfiger as Show's Image Advisor". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
- Tommy Hilfiger praises Adam Lambert on American Idol tonightby GeralynR. 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
- Snyder, Renee (2012-03-17). "Adam Lambert Covers Swedish 'Dorian' Magazine (Video)". Retrieved 2012-09-01.
- "Adam on Cover of BLIKK magazine". 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
- Love, Ryan (2012-03-02). "Adam Lambert embraces "contemporary" style in fashion shoot-pictures". Retrieved 2012-09-01.
- "Adam Lambert's Fault magazine cover shoot and revealing interview". 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
- Flitsch, Byron (2012-08-21). "Star Spotting: Adam Lambert's Glam Game Is More On Point Than Ever!(PHOTOS)". Retrieved 2012-09-01.
- Harness, James (2013-01-18). "The Fearless Fashion of Adam Lambert". Retrieved 2013-02-19.
- DelliCarpini Jr., Gregory (2012-09-12). "Fashion Week NYC:Cyndi Lauper Sings, Adam Lambert Debuts Silver Hair". Retrieved 2012-09-15.
- Mahlmeister, Chrissy (2012-09-12). "Adam Lambert Switches Up His Outfit Three Times In One Day At NYFW". Retrieved 2012-09-15.
- "E!'s FASHION POLICE to Take On Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week". 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
- Sciarretto, Amy (2012-12-10). "Adam Lambert Covers Fiasco Magazine In Black". Retrieved 2012-12-11.
- Darwin, Liza (2012-12-10). "Adam Lambert Goes Sleek And Simple For 'Fiasco' Magazine". Retrieved 2012-12-11.
- "Shades of Elvis". Retrieved 2014-03-09.
- "Adam Lambert Starstruck by Meeting Madonna". 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- "Adam Lambert Bio". Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- Hicklin, Aaron (2011-12-07). "Adam Revisited". Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- Balls, David (2010-02-19). "Adam Lambert 'inspired by British acts'". Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- "Adam Lambert: Working with Lady Gaga was a dream; she is really down to earth". 2010-03-22. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- Meraji, Shereen (2010-08-30). "Freddie Mercury: Rock 'N' Roll's Humble Showman". Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- Lambert, Adam (2013-03-12). "My Bowie:Adam Lambert". Retrieved 2013-03-14.
- "The New Issue of Rolling Stone: The Liberation of Adam Lambert". 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- "You Did It! Adam Lambert Raises $1,000,000 Donated for Charity!". 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
- "Adam Lambert Supports Education". Retrieved 2011-11-03.
- "Adam & Glam Nation Support Education". Retrieved 2011-11-03.
- "Adam Lambert-DonorsChoose.org". Retrieved 2011-11-03.
- "Adam Lambert-Musicares". Retrieved 2011-11-03.
- "Adam's 29th Birthday". Retrieved 2011-11-03.
- "Adam's 30th Birthday". Retrieved 2012-05-29.
- Snyder, Renee (2013-06-14). "Adam Lambert's 'Charity Water' Project Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving". Retrieved 2013-06-16.
- Gilmore, Story (2011-03-10). "Video:Adam Lambert Performs Stunning Acoustic Version Of "Aftermath" on American Idol Results Show". Retrieved 2011-11-30.
- Griffin, Matt (2012-06-08). "The Rays of Sunshine Concert-7 June 2012". Retrieved 2012-06-13.
- "Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert and Elton John To Play ANTIAIDS Show in Kiev". 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
- "Gig Review-Adam Lambert And Queen-Ukraine June 2012". 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
- Bernard, Bob (2012-09-25). "Adam Lambert performs at fundraising concert supporting Md. same-sex marriage legalization". Retrieved 2012-09-26.
- "We Are Family Foundation 2012 Celebration Gala 2.0". Retrieved 2013-02-01.
- Snyder, Renee (2013-01-27). "Adam Lambert Donates Birthday to 'We Are Family Foundation'". Retrieved 2013-02-01.
- "Adam Lambert and His Fans Help Raise Over $82,000!". Retrieved 2013-02-07.
- "Happy Birthday, Adam Lambert...Your're 32!". Retrieved 2014-02-05.
- "Life Ball". Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- Parker, Lyndsey (2013-05-26). "Adam Lambert Debuts New Song, New Look at Life Ball". Retrieved 2013-05-26.
- Snyder, Renee (2013-06-24). "Judith Light, Adam Lambert and More Appear at 'Broadway Bares' to Fight AIDS". Retrieved 2013-07-05.
- "Adam Lambert talks 'Glee,' new music project, Freddie Mercury". 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
- "A Magic Night". Retrieved 2013-11-04.
- Reed, Ryan (2014-11-21). "UNICEF Launches John Lennon-Inspired #IMAGINE Campaign". Retrieved 2014-11-26.
- "Share The Sound Of An AIDS Free Generation". 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2014-11-27.
- Buettner-Schmidt, Kelly, and Marie, L. Lobo. "Social Justice: A Concept Analysis." Journal Of Advanced Nursing 68.4 (2012): 948-958. Retrieved 10/15/2013
- Mervis,Scott (2013-06-13). "Flamboyant star Adam Lambert lends his voice to Pride in the Street". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2013-10-16.
- Matasar-Padilla, Maria."Music Lessons: What Adam Lambert Can Teach Us About Media Self-Regulation."Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 29.1(2011):113-142.Retrieved 10/15/2013
- "Adam Lambert, Kathy Griffin to celebrate LGBT victories at Los Angeles Equality Awards". 2011-08-10. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
- Kinser, Jeremy (2011-09-27). "Adam Lambert and Mother Both Honored by PFLAG". Retrieved 2012-02-25.
- Kaufman, Gil (2010-10-28). "Adam Lambert Encourages Gay Fans in It Gets Better". Retrieved 2011-11-03.
- "Adam Lambert Donates Portion of Proceeds from "Aftermath" Remix to The Trevor Project". Retrieved 2011-11-03.
- "Adam Lambert-The Trevor Project". Retrieved 2011-11-03.
- "Adam Lambert Glambert Fanarmy". Retrieved 2011-11-03.
- Bentley, Jean (2011-10-20). "Spirt Day 2011: Join Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Lambert and more in taking a stand against bullying". Retrieved 2013-03-28.
- "Adam Lambert, Rosie O'Donnell Join Cyndi Lauper's HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Benefit". 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
- "Pressparty interview". Retrieved 2012-02-20.
- Yarrison, Mary (2012-09-24). "Adam Lambert Talks Marriage Equality Ahead of his 9:30 Club Fundraiser". Retrieved 2012-10-03.
- Rothaus, Steve (2013-04-14). "2013 Miami Beach Gay Pride parade; Adam Lambert greets fans and gets key to the city". Retrieved 2013-04-15.
- Parsley, Jason (2013-04-09). "Adam Lambert Talks Life and Love with SFGN". Retrieved 2013-04-12.
- Ingram, Antwyone (2013-04-11). "Glam & Glory". Retrieved 2013-04-15.
- "Adam Lambert to be honored with 'Hope of Los Angeles Award'". 2013-05-25. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
- "Adam's Hope". 2013-05-30. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
- Poulsen, Drew (2013-06-04). "Adam Lambert, LeAnn Rimes Flick Off Bullies". Retrieved 2013-06-09.
- "City of Pittsburgh Declares June 15 ADAM LAMBERT Day". 2013-06-18. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- Karlovits, Bob (2013-06-12). "Lambert to lead latest growth of Pittsburgh Pridefest". Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- "Show Your LGBTQ Pride: Like, Tweet or Share". 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
- Parker, Lyndsey (2013-07-04). "Adam Lambert Talks "Post-Gay Reality" at Live Proud Event". Retrieved 2013-07-07.
- Hernandez, Greg (2013-10-16). "Adam Lambert and Lily Tomlin among stars at emotional LA premiere of Bridegroom". Retrieved 2013-10-19.
- The Trevor Project. "TREVORLIVE". Retrieved 2013-11-22.
- Baylen, Ashley (2014-02-10). "Adam Lambert Helps Raise Over $500,000 For LGBT Families". Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- Lambert, Adam (2014-05-05). "Make Your Voice Heard with AT&T's Live Proud Campaign". Retrieved 2014-05-11.
- "Twitter@adamlambert". 2014-10-14. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
- "British LGBT Awards 2015". 2015-04-24. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
- "Reinventing Adam Lambert, the Outtakes". 2011-10-21. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Adam Lambert.|