Adam Lambert

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Singer • Musician • Songwriter

Birth Name: Adam Mitchel Lambert

Birth Date: January 29, 1982

Age: 42 years old

Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana

With his provocative looks, electrifying stage presence, and powerful vocals, "American Idol" (Fox, 2002-2016) season eight runner-up Adam Lambert emerged as one of the competition's most original artists. Adam Mitchel Lambert was born on Jan. 29, 1982 in Indianapolis, IN. Shortly after he was born, the family moved to Rancho Peñasquitos in San Diego, CA. Lambert's earliest music memory was listening to his father's large collection of classic rock albums, and singing along to an Elvis Presley karaoke tape. At 10, he joined a children's musical theater, took voice lessons, and started listening to various musicals. Lambert took his passion for performing all the way to high school, where he was in the drama club and in a jazz band. As a teen, Lambert appeared in local productions of "Hello, Dolly!" (1964), "Camelot" (1960) and played Captain Hook in "Peter Pan" (1950), among many others. At 19, he toured with Anita Mann Productions and worked on a cruise line for almost a year. When he returned home, Lambert moved immediately to Los Angeles, where he landed parts in several musical productions, including "The Ten Commandments: The Musical" (2004), as the Hebrew army leader, Joshua. By this time, having embraced the idea that he was going to be a rock star, Lambert began wearing nail polish and eyeliner on stage. For three years beginning in 2005, Lambert nabbed his biggest role so far - the understudy of the role of Fiyero in the national tour and Los Angeles productions of the hit musical "Wicked" (2003). In 2009, Lambert auditioned and made it to the semi-finals round of "American Idol," where he instantly made an impact on the judges and viewers with his outrageous leather and spiked outfits, signature eyeliner, and out-of-this-world pipes. Week after week, Lambert delivered exciting performances of smash hits such as Michael Jackson's "Black or White" (1991), Yvonne Elliman's "If I Can't Have You" (1977), and Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" (1969). He even garnered a standing ovation from the show's guest judge, Smokey Robinson, after his acoustic version of The Miracles' "The Tracks of My Tears" (1965). During the competition, photos of Lambert kissing another man surfaced, prompting rumors that he was gay and that such photos might affect the outcome of the competition. While he did not deny nor confirm his sexuality, Lambert confirmed that the photos were of him. The flamboyant singer did make it to the show's finals, where he held his own during a performance of "We Are the Champions" (1977) with the remaining members of the legendary rock group, Queen. Yet, in spite of the wildly enthusiastic response he received from the judges and audience all season long, Lambert lost the competition to the mellow, less charismatic Kris Allen. The fact that most voters believed him to be gay was thought to be a deciding factor in his loss and angered gay rights activists. But it did not take long for Lambert to steal the spotlight. He officially came out as gay in a Rolling Stone interview. On his debut album, For Your Entertainment (2009), featuring the hit singles "Whataya Want From Me" and "If I Had You," Lambert collaborated with some of pop music's biggest artists, including Pink and Lady GaGa. He incited controversy once again after what some thought was a risqué performance of his single "For Your Entertainment" at the "2009 American Music Awards" (ABC, 2009), during which Lambert kissed and grinded against a male bassist. In 2010, he launched "The Glam Nation Tour" first throughout the United States and then internationally, before temporarily replacing the late Freddie Mercury in Queen for a performance at the 2011 EMAs and a six-date European tour. Lambert's second album, Trespassing, was released in May 2012 to enthusiastic reviews. Following an arc on "Glee" (Fox 2009-2015) during the show's fifth season, Lambert rejoined Queen--now officially billed as "Queen + Adam Lambert" for an international tour in 2014. After signing with Warner Brothers Records, Lambert released his third solo album, The Original High, in 2015, touring on his own before rejoining Queen for a series of 2016 festival dates and a 2017 world tour. In between tour dates, Lambert joined the judging panel of "The X Factor Australia" (Seven 2010-16) and co-starred as Eddie (the role made famous by Meat Loaf) in a television production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (Fox 2016).

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Megamind Rules

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Megamind vs. the Doom SyndicateStream

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Britain Get Singing

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I Want My MTV: Adam Lambert

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Adam Lambert's Birthday Beats

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Queen & Adam Lambert: Summer Sonic

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Britain Get Singing

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Party at the Palace

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Starstruck

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That's My JamStream

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The Queen Family SingalongStream

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The Disney Holiday SingalongStream

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The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

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GMA3: What You Need to Know

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Fire Fight Australia

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Fire Fight Australia Highlights

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Fire Fight Australia Concert

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Fire Fight Australia Concert

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Queen + Adam Lambert: FFA

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Top 10 Queen Songs With Adam Lambert

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Adam Lambert: Another One Bites the Dust (Live in Studio)

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Adam Lambert: Comin' in Hot (Live in Studio)

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Adam Lambert: I Want to Break Free (Live in Studio)

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Adam Lambert: New Eyes (Live in Studio)

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Adam Lambert: Whataya Want From Me (Live in Studio)

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Adam Lambert: Q&A Session

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Adam Lambert: Velvet

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Queen & Adam Lambert: The Show Must Go On (Live at the O2)

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A Home for the Holidays With Idina Menzel

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Avicii Tribute Concert: Hyllningskonserten till Tim Bergling

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The 2019 Global Citizen Festival: A Concert to End Extreme Poverty

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The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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Adam Lambert's Pride Icons

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The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan

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Adam Lambert's Fierce Pride Anthems!

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Celebrity Gogglebox

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2019

RuPaul

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The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story

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2019

The Oscars

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2019

Elvis All-Star Tribute

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2019

Pride Queens

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Adam Lambert: Comin in Hot

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Adam Lambert: Superpower

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Playmobil: The Movie

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The 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors

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2018

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

Stand up to Cancer 2018

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2018

Best Music Winners

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2018

Out & Proud

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Queen: Rock the World

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2017

Daily Blast Live

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The Sunday Project

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Live with Kelly and Ryan

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2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

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Adam Lambert on Rising Acceptance of LGBTQ Community

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クイーン + アダム・ランバート ライヴ・イン・ジャパン サマーソニック 2014

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2016

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp AgainStream

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2016

Greatest Hits

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2016

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again: Extras

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Celebrity PageStream

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Steve Aoki & Felix Jaehn Feat. Adam Lambert: Can't Go Home

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Steve Aoki: Can't Go Home

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Adam Lambert Feat. Laleh: Welcome To The Show

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again

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Eddie
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2016

Rupaul's Drag Race: RuVealed

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2015

Adam Lambert: Ghost Town

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2015

The Late Late Show With James Corden

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2015

Adam Lambert: Another Lonely Night

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Adam Lambert: Ghost Town

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Queen and Adam Lambert Rock Big Ben Live

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Good Morning Britain

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

iHeartradio Music Festival, Night 1

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2013

iHeartradio Music Festival

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Glee: Extras

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VH1 Divas 2012

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2012

Live! With Kelly and Michael

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2012

The F Word

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The Voice

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Adam Lambert: Never Close Our Eyes

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Adam Lambert: Better Than I Know Myself

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Adam Lambert: Trespassing

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Sunday Brunch

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2011

Q With Jian Ghomeshi

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Big Morning Buzz Live

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Adam Lambert: Sleepwalker (Live)

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Adam Lambert: Sleepwalker (Glam Nation Live)

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The Talk

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Access Hollywood Live

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Pretty Little LiarsStream

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2009 American Music Awards

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The Jay Leno Show

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The Project

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Alan Carr: Chatty Man

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The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien

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GleeStream

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RuPaul's Drag RaceStream

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Adam Lambert: If I Had You

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Celebrity Juice

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The Wendy Williams Show

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Chelsea Lately

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The Graham Norton ShowStream

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2007

The Better Show

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The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet

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The One Show

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Entertainment Tonight Canada

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So You Think You Can DanceStream

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The X Factor

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The Insider

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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American IdolStream

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Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

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Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

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Live With Regis and Kelly

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The Early Show

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The View

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Access Hollywood

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This Morning

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