Adam Lambert (born 29.01.82)
Adam Lambert in an American singer/songwriter and stage actor, best known for his 2009 debut album, 'For Your Entertainment'.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Adam Lambert has a net worth of 10 million USD.
Childhood: Adam Lambert was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Leila and Eber Lambert. Soon after he was born, Lambert's family moved to Rancho Peñasquitos in San Diego, California. At the age of 9, he attended the Metropolitan Educational Theatre network and appeared in the local productions of shows like 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' and 'Fiddler on the Roof'. He studied at Mesa Verde Middle School and then Mount Carmel High School until graduation in 2000. After that, he attended California State University, Fullerton, but moved to Los Angeles after five weeks.
Career: At the age of 19, Lambert landed a job performing on a cruise ship. At the age of 21, he was cast in the musical 'Hair' during its European tour. In 2004, he appeared alongside Val Kilmer in the role of Joshua in the Kodak Theatre's 'The Ten Commandments: The Musical'. He received positive review for his work in the production, and was brought to the attention of the casting director of 'Wicked'. He was cast as an understudy and became an ensemble member in the first national tour of the production in 2005. After appearing as the front man in the underground rock band The Citizen Vein, Lambert auditioned for the eight season of American Idol. He secured a place in the competition, advancing quickly through the ranks and making it into the final. Although he only came second, he was the only person to receive a standing ovation from Simon Cowell in the 10 years he spent as a judge on the show. Lambert's first official studio album, 'For Your Entertainment', was released in November, 2009. The album debuted at number three on Billboard's 200 list and received favourable reviews from critics as well as a Grammy award nomination. In 2010, the album had reached Gold status. In 2009, he received complaints for a performance at the 'American Music Awards of 2009', where he was seen kissing a male bassist and grabbing another's crotch. This led to a cancelation for a performance from ABC, although he was soon asked to perform on CBS' 'The Early Show' on the same date. In 2010, he returned to American Idol as the first contestant-turned-mentor. This year also saw him tour as the frontman for Queen, as a well-received interpreter of Freddie Mercury. In 2012, he released his second album, 'Trespassing', to great reviews. The following year, he appeared in the fifth season of 'Glee' as a character involved in a muti-episode arc.
Personal Life: Lambert became widely recognised as one of the first openly gay artist in the pop world, and has devoted a large amount of time to promoting LGBT equality.
Demi Lovato and 11 of her celebrity friends have revealed the track list for her upcoming album, ‘Confident’.
Demi Lovato revealed her upcoming album’s track list on Twitter on Wednesday (26th August). Lovato called on a number of her celebrity friends to help her reveal the tracks and, in addition to Lovato’s original tweet, another 12 well-known faces each tweeted the name of a track.
Demi Lovato at a Samsung Galaxy event in Los Angeles in August 2015.
The veteran singer-songwriter had been waiting nearly 50 years for a US Number One album.
Throughout his lengthy and prestigious career, singer-songwriter James Taylor has achieved many great things, but a US Number One album has always eluded him: until today! Taylor’s 47 year wait for a Billboard chart topping LP came to an end this week as it was announced that his new effort Before This World had outsold all rivals.
According to Nielsen SoundScan, Taylor’s 17th studio album sold 97,000 copies in its first week of release to debut atop the Billboard 200, with 96,000 of those coming through actual album sales (as opposed to streaming or track equivalents). His very first album, a self-titled effort, was released in December 1968 but only achieved a chart peak of Number 62 in the US.
James Taylor scored his first ever US No.1 album
Continue reading: At Last! James Taylor Has His First Ever Billboard Number 1 Album
The singer talks about the advantage of dating openly gay people in a new interview.
After previously revealing he has dated some in-the-closet actors, Adam Lambert has now clarified that they were not actually celebrities, bringing all the exciting rumours to an end. Speaking to The Mirror, the 33-year-old singer explains, "I dated some actors but they weren't famous. In my single Ghost Town I'm referring to how LA and the industry can really take its toll."
Adam Lambert doesn't miss dating closeted guys
He added, "Actors and entertainers can't be open about their sexuality and it's hard to live that life. It's difficult to date someone who's so worried about their reputation.
Continue reading: Adam Lambert On Dating Closeted Men
Queen and Adam Lambert have been on their world tour since June 2014, and after trotting the globe, the band are coming to the end of the European leg.
Queen are by far one of the most recognisable and celebrated bands of all time. Yet, after the tragic passing of lead singer Freddie Mercury, the two remaining members of band (Brian May and Roger Taylor) teamed up with American Idol season eight runner-up Adam Lambert in 2011. But wait, there's more! Queen + Adam Lambert are currently part way through a world tour that they began back in June 2014.
Adam Lambert and Brian May perform at the Barclaycard Arena as part of Queen + Adam Lambert's 2015 European tour.
The band will be heading off for a European tour on 29th January, and making the rounds at Cologne's Lanxess Arena, Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, Vienna's Stadhalle, Munich's Olympiahalle, Belin and Hamburg's O2s, Frankfurt's Festhalle, Brussels' Palais 12, Milan's Forum, Stuttgart's Schleyerhalle, Herning's Jyske Bank Boxen, Prague's O2, Zurich's Hallenstadion and Krakow's Arena. Then the group are heading back to the UK in late February to perform at the Wembley SSE Arena, the Liverpool Echo Arena, before finishing off at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on 27th February, and have just finished a show at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.
Sceptics were silenced when Adam Lambert took to the stage with Queen in Leeds on Tuesday evening (20th January). They may be over halfway through their worldwide tour, but the group were still going strong when they performed at the First Direct Arena.
Lambert, although a relatively new face in the UK, is well known in the US as a solo artist following his 'American Idol' breakthrough in 2009. His suitability as Queen's lead singer has frequently been called into question but, after numerous performances with the band since 2011, there is little doubt that Lambert is a highly talented addition to the group and one both guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor wholeheartedly approve of.
As with any performer who appears alongside Queen, Lambert is living in the shadow of Freddie Mercury. Mercury is renowned as one of the greatest frontmen of all time. With his showmanship and often brash humour, he has remained prominent in the public imagination as someone who exhibited true talent and joie de vivre but tragically died too young. Purists argue that Queen died with Mercury but, with Lambert at the helm supported by the experience of May and Taylor, it is evident this belief is unfounded.
The band will play 21 dates including seven UK shows.
Queen and Adam Lambert will be hitting the road next year, playing a massive 21 date arena tour across Europe. The shows mark the first time the band and singer have played together in Europe since a six date tour in 2012.
Beginning in the UK at Newcastle Arena on January 13, the band will then play a total of seven shows across the UK including London's O2 Arena. They’ll then move on to France before hitting Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic and ending on February 19th at Zurich's Hallenstadion.
Continue reading: Queen and Adam Lambert Announce 2015 European Arena Tour
Queen and Adam Lambert rocked the United Center with a tour kick-off to remember.
Queen and Adam Lambert have managed to ace the nerve-wracking first night of their tour in North America, rocking Chicago's United Center to its foundations with a bombastic rock show to surpass all others. Combining theatrical flair with jaw-dropping vocal abilities, Queen's adopted singer, Adam Lambert proved his worth as the successor to Freddie Mercury once more.
A Stormingly Successful Opening Night Left Queen & Adam Lambert Fans Hungry For More.
"We've played to some of your mothers and fathers," guitarist Brian May remarked to the full-house crowd during last night's show. "And some of your grandchildren, I'm sure." Noughties Queen singer Paul Rodgers may have had the ability to pull of the power rock group's more challenging numbers, but it is Idol alum Lambert who truly embodies the spirit of the late flamboyant frontman.
Continue reading: Queen, Adam Lambert Blast Off With Bombastic Tour Opener
The teaser begins with old footage of Queen performing with former frontman Freddie Mercury alongside the intro to their smash hit 'We Will Rock You'. Then we see a few highlights from Queen and Adam Lambert's highly praised gig at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last year where they formed several major hits including 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'We Are The Champions'. Slices from newscasts can also be seen in the video, with a clip of Brian May telling reporters, 'I wish Freddie was around to see him because Freddie would be awestruck.'
Further dates have been added to their upcoming North American tour due to huge demand following their iHeartRadio venture, leaving the schedule now adding up to 24 dates - beginning in Chicago on June 19th 2014 and closing in Toronto on July 28th. 'I'm completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon', Adam has insisted. 'The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in North America is so beautifully surreal. I'm honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie's memory.'
Date of birth
1st March, 1982