Adam Lambert

  • American musician
  • Born January 29, 1982

Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 3 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.Lambert rose to fame in 2009 after finishing as runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol. Later that year, he released his debut album, For Your Entertainment, which debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200. The album spawned several singles, including "Whataya Want from Me", for which he received a Grammy nomination for "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance".In 2012, Lambert released his second studio album, Trespassing.

My M.O. is just do what you do and don't feel like you have to make apologies for it. I'm sure there will come a point when I have to apologize for something, but not yet.

I'm trying to convey to my audience that you really can't judge a book by its cover, and there's more to the universe than you can see with your eyes.

There was a lot of me trying to be a 'fixer.' I was that kind of guy. I'd meet someone who had 'so much potential' that needed 'help.' I think that was kind of my curse for a long time.

Bowie's been a huge influence on me.

I wouldn't ever give myself the label bisexual, but bi-curious, yeah.

I was afraid to express myself for a while.

Wait a minute, I'm a fan of yours; you can't be a fan of mine!

I think the difficult thing is the transition between TV competition series and going into the actual music industry. There still seems to be a slight disconnect there.

I definitely have my opinions that I'm very vocal about and I'm not afraid to put them out there.

I am gay, and I'm very comfortable with it.

I have crushes on women all the time.

A lot of my male vocal influences are British - people like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant.

When I was in high school I was 250 pounds.

My wish is for gay to become less of a label, and more of just one of many great colors in the collective box of humanity.

I'm trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader.

I wanted the focus to be on my ability as a singer and as an entertainer - not on my private life.

I worked at Starbucks when I was 16... It was all right.

The kids that are different and out there and expressive and are bold with those choices, those are the people that grow up to be people we all want to hang out with, that become celebrities or become really successful in what they do because they believe in who they are.

I'm proud of my sexuality. I embrace it. It's just another part of me.

I didn't feel attractive in high school.

Nowadays in pop, there's not a lot of men that are singing big and loud and high - it's not as common as it once was.

There's no regrets for me.

I am who I am.

I knew that it was my only shot to be taken seriously in the recording industry, because it's fast and broad.

Fame is a very strange animal.

I listen to crazy, robust rock music where they sing their faces off, and soul music, which can be similar.

Right now, I'm not really thinking about marriage.

I think Lady Gaga is great and is changing pop music and bringing back a certain rock 'n' roll spirit, swagger to the game.

I was really beating myself up about performances and how I looked and this and that.

I started rejecting the proper way to sing and I started singing.

I've always been fond of the glam-rocker title.

My first album was completed in three months.

'Come out' is so funny to me because I've never been in.

I think you kind of have to put yourself out there.

Pop is a little bit theatrical. That's the whole vibe. That's the point - is that it's great music, great melodies, great hooks. But, on top of it, it's a presentation. There's a showmanship about it. And that's why I wanted to be a pop star.

The biggest risk I've ever taken is going on American Idol and trying to be myself. I wasn't going to try too hard to conform, and I knew that it could possibly not work out.