110 Facts About Adam Lambert


Adam Mitchel Lambert was born on January 29,1982 and is an American singer, songwriter and actor.


Adam Lambert rose to fame in 2009 after finishing as runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol.


In 2015, Adam Lambert released his third album The Original High, which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 and produced the single "Ghost Town".


In late 2019, Adam Lambert founded the non-profit Feel Something Foundation, anchoring his ongoing philanthropy, LGBTQ+ and human rights activism.


Adam Lambert was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on January 29,1982, to mother Leila, a dental hygienist; and father Eber Adam Lambert, a program manager for Novatel Wireless.


Adam Lambert's father is of partial Norwegian descent and his mother is Jewish, with roots in Romania.


Adam Lambert began performing with Metropolitan Educational Theatre network from the age of nine.


At 19, Adam Lambert got his first professional job, performing on a cruise ship for ten months with Anita Mann Productions.


Adam Lambert 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.


Adam Lambert worked as a demo singer and a session musician; a compilation of his 2005 recordings were released in 2009 on the album Take One.


Adam Lambert auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol in San Francisco, California by singing "Rock with You" and "Bohemian Rhapsody".


In March 2009, photos of Adam Lambert kissing another man while dressed in drag at Burning Man surfaced online.


Adam 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.


Adam Lambert performed "Mad World" on The Early Show and Live with Regis and Kelly.


On November 22, Adam Lambert performed "For Your Entertainment" at the American Music Awards of 2009.


The controversial performance, which was the night's finale, showed Adam Lambert kissing a male bassist and grabbing the crotch of another.


Adam Lambert returned to the AMAs two years later as a presenter, and was warmly received.


Adam Lambert's Rolling Stone cover story became the magazine's best selling issue of the year.


Adam Lambert appeared on the cover of Out magazine in their 2009 "Out 100" issue, sparking controversy as Out publisher issued him an open letter questioning the "gayness" of his image.


Adam Lambert was chosen for Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009, and interviewed on the show of December 10.


Adam Lambert performed his first official solo concert, which sold-out, at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.


In early June 2010, Adam Lambert embarked on his debut headlining Glam Nation Tour, playing in the United States, Europe and Asia for 113 shows, nearly all of them sold out.


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 Adam Lambert's vocals bring in a live concert setting.


In November 2011, Adam Lambert joined Queen as the lead singer at the MTV Europe Music Awards, where the band was honored with the Global Icon Award and they performed a medley of classic hits.


Adam Lambert changed management from 19 Entertainment to Direct Management Group in August 2011.


Adam Lambert returned to American Idol for his third consecutive year on the results show that preceded Idol's final week.


Adam Lambert joined Queen for a six concert date collaboration, kicking off with a two-hour extravaganza under the auspices of the UEFA in Kyiv on June 30, the eve of the Euro 2012 Football Championship.


Queen + Adam Lambert was named best live act of 2012 at Gigwise, and one of Classic Rock magazine's top events of the year.


Adam Lambert left 19 Recordings when his contract expired, but remained with RCA Records.


Adam Lambert appeared as a guest judge during auditions on Chinese Idol.


Accolades for Adam Lambert's debut spotlighted his powerful vocals and dynamic presence.


Adam Lambert's remake of "Marry the Night" impacted Billboard the following week, debuting at number 39 on the Pop Digital Songs chart.


Adam Lambert tied at number three on Forbes annual list of top earning American Idols, due to his live performances and other endeavors.


In February 2014, Adam Lambert returned to American Idol, where he was a guest mentor during Randy Jackson's two-night "Boot Camp" workshop.


Adam Lambert was a guest judge on the season 6 premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race the following week.


On May 27,2014, a compilation album The Very Best of Adam Lambert was released by Sony Legacy's Playlist series, featuring recordings from Lambert's two studio albums along with studio recordings from American Idol and Glee.


Adam Lambert started touring with Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen in June 2014, with 35 dates in North America, Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.


On January 15,2015, Adam Lambert became the first former contestant to appear as a guest judge on American Idol at the fourteenth season's New York City auditions, filling in for Keith Urban.


That same day, Adam Lambert revealed in a Billboard interview that he signed to Warner Bros.


Adam Lambert garnered his first top ten album in the United Kingdom, with a number eight debut on the UK Albums Chart.


Adam Lambert was not removed from the headlining spot, but it was reiterated that his performance would conform to strict broadcast regulations.


Queen + Adam Lambert headlined Rock in Rio Lisbon, Sweden Rock Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, and twelve more European festivals and shows in May and June 2016.


The X Factor Australia wrapped its 2016 season in November, with a member of Adam Lambert's team declared the winner.


Adam Lambert featured on the soundtrack album of DreamWorks Animation's Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie with "Think", released in June 2017.


Queen + Adam Lambert commenced a worldwide arena tour on June 23,2017, in Glendale, Arizona consisting of dates in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.


Adam Lambert appeared as guest judge and musical coach on an episode of the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars.


Adam Lambert performed the duet "As Long As You're Mine" with Ledisi on NBC's A Very Wicked Halloween, commemorating Wickeds fifteen years on Broadway.


Adam Lambert appeared with James Corden on The Late Late Show on January 20,2019, for an NFL themed episode, singing a parody of "Don't Stop Me Now".


Adam Lambert voiced the character Emperor Maximus and sung original songs for Playmobil: The Movie, a combination animated live-action film released in 2019.


On May 15,2019, Adam Lambert released "New Eyes", the lead single from his fourth studio album Velvet, co-written with Paris Carney and produced by Jamie Sierota.


Adam Lambert revealed that Velvet would be released in two parts, with Side A slated for September 2019.


On December 6, Adam Lambert released a cover of Cher's "Believe" based on his 2018 performance at the Kennedy Center Honors.


In January 2020, Lambert was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Music Artist category for Velvet: Side A Lambert opened the 31st GLAAD Media Awards with a special performance on March 19 in New York City.


On February 4,2020, Adam Lambert released the retro-funk track "Roses" featuring Nile Rodgers.


Adam Lambert participated in the GRAMMY Museum's virtual Programs at Home, with an in-depth interview and acoustic four song set.


Adam Lambert sang "Starman" for the three hour livestream event, "A Bowie Celebration", on what would have been Bowie's 74th birthday.


Adam Lambert played the role of "Emile" in Ratatouille the Musical, a first of its kind collaboration between TikTok and the theater community.


Adam Lambert sang on the concept recording of Cinderella, "rocking out" in his Prince Charming solo.


In March 2021, Adam Lambert revealed that he was writing a Broadway-style rock and roll stage musical in collaboration with other songwriters.


Adam Lambert performed two songs to close the 2021 ITV Palooza event; and appeared as a judge on the talent show Starstruck, that debuted on February 12.


Adam Lambert appeared in Fairyland that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2023.


Adam Lambert received an award from the Creative Coalition's Spotlight Initiative, whose awards ceremony gala took place during Sundance.


Adam Lambert returned to Warner Music Group with global representation on East West Records.


Adam Lambert's first single release on the label was a cover of Noel Coward's "Mad About the Boy" that will feature in a documentary about Coward arriving in 2023.


Adam Lambert debuted the track with an "amazing" live performance on Strictly Come Dancing.


Adam Lambert released his fifth studio album, High Drama, a collection of cover songs that was released on February 24,2023.


The song debuted with a performance on the 2022 season finale of The Voice that Lambert dedicated to the victims of the November shootings at the LGBTQ+ Club Q Lambert was a judge on Britain Get Singing, a televised celebrity singing competition in support of mental health.


Adam Lambert debuted High Dramas third single, "a glam-rock makeover" of "Holding Out for a Hero", on The National Lottery's Big Bash end-of-year special held at Ovo Arena Wembley, televised on New Year's Eve.


Record producer Rob Cavallo once described Adam Lambert as having an unlimited range and able to sing every note on a guitar from the lowest to the highest.


In 2011, when he took the stage at the MTV Europe Music Awards, honoree Queen guitarist Brian May noted that Adam Lambert's voice has "sensitivity, depth, maturity, and awesome range and power which will make jaws drop"; while Roger Taylor added that Adam Lambert had "the best range I've ever heard" in a BBC interview in 2012.


In October 2012, the Sunday Mirror reported that Adam Lambert insured his voice for $48 million.


Adam Lambert is best known for his theatrical performance style and meticulous attention to detail in all aspects of his personal presentation.


Adam Lambert's 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.


Adam Lambert made three fashion related TV appearances at the close of 2010.


Adam Lambert fused his passion for music and fashion on MTV's "Talk@Playground", appearing in discussion with Skingraft designer Jonny Cota.


Adam Lambert was a guest judge on Project Runway in an episode that styled a rock band for their upcoming Rolling Stone cover.


Adam Lambert 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.


Adam Lambert continued to grace the covers of magazines, moving more specifically into the fashion and culture space.


Adam Lambert was inspired when his father gave him access to his large record collection of 1970s music.


Adam Lambert was attracted to theatrical rock from artists like Madonna, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Queen, Aerosmith, and Led Zeppelin.


Adam Lambert referred to Michael Jackson and Madonna as "King and Queen" because they creatively merged music with makeup, fashion and cinematic video.


In March 2013, Adam Lambert wrote an article for Out magazine's tribute to David Bowie, who was about to release a new album.


Adam 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".


In January 2010, in lieu of gifts for his 28th birthday, Adam Lambert asked fans to donate to DonorsChoose.


In June 2010, Adam Lambert teamed with the charity for his "Glam A Classroom" campaign, raising another $208,590, supported by 3,020 fans.


Adam 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.


Adam Lambert continued his efforts for his 30th birthday, in January 2012, this time asking fans to "give up" their birthdays in an ongoing drive that raised $82,000 by May 2012.


Adam 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".


Adam Lambert performed at a Royal Albert Hall concert on June 7,2012, benefiting the Rays Of Sunshine Children's Charity.


On September 25,2012, Adam Lambert headlined a fundraising benefit in Washington, DC on behalf of Marylanders for Marriage Equality.


Adam Lambert "donated" his 31st birthday to the charity, raising more than $82,000 in just over a week.


On May 25, Adam Lambert was a participant in the opening ceremony of 2013 Life Ball in Vienna.


Adam Lambert performed a duet in October with Cynthia Erivo for the virtual 2020 Carousel of Hope Ball in support of the Children's Diabetes Foundation.


Adam 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.


Adam Lambert was honored with his mother the following month at the PFLAG National Los Angeles event for his "authentic" voice.


Adam Lambert received a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Music Artist in 2010.


Adam Lambert raised an additional $43,500 for The Trevor Project after collaborating with The Pennyroyal Studio to make his own Peace pendant.


Adam 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.


Adam Lambert was the headline performer at the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival on April 14,2013, and was given the key to the city.


Adam 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.


In June 2017, Pride month, Adam Lambert was a speaker at the Los Angeles Pride march, delivering a message against hate in all its human rights presentations.


Adam Lambert was featured in Billboards tribute to Pride month, naming the LGBTQ community his "true inspiration" and "life lines".


Adam Lambert performed for Point Foundation Honors Gala in October 2017 in recognition of those who had made a significant impact on the LGBTQ community.


In January 2020, Adam Lambert launched an LGBTQ+ non-profit advocacy group called the Feel Something Foundation, a name it shares with his first single release from the album Velvet.


Adam Lambert featured in a speaking segment on Conde Nast's LGBTQ brand them.


Adam Lambert appeared on the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Love in Action telethon on August 14,2021.


Adam 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 split up amicably.


From March to November 2019, Adam Lambert was in a relationship with model Javi Costa Polo.


Adam Lambert got his first tattoo at age 27 and continues to accumulate the symbols and artwork as representations of important themes and moments in his life.


Adam Lambert has been tattooed by notable tattoo artists Maxime Plescia-Buchi, Daniel Meyer, and Roxx.