Talented singer, Adam Lambert, hit the limelight after he finished as runner-up in the eighth season of the prestigious American Idol in San Francisco, California. He is a singer, songwriter, and a stage actor whose music efforts have taken to great heights in the entertainment industry.
Lambert didn’t waste any time before he started milking the attention he gained from the singing competition. He practically took the US by storm with the release of his debut album titled For Your Entertainment. It was a massive hit that confirmed to the talented singer and songwriter that he’s doing what he should be doing. Now devoted to making good music, his background and sexuality continue to pique the interest of many.
A Look At Adam Lambert’s Life Before Fame
He was born as Adam Mitchel Lambert on January 29, 1982, in Indianapolis, Indiana to Leila (his mother) and Eber Albert (his father). At the young age of nine, Lambert was already performing at MET2. He attended Mount Carmel High School and was a member of his school’s jazz band; he was also involved in theatre.
This bloke would later attend Mesa Verde Middle School. He proceeded to California State University, Fullerton after his high school in 2000. However, he was not going to let all that he had learned at MET2 wither away; he pulled out from the university after a few weeks to fully pursue a career in entertainment.
Lambert soon started performing at gatherings and small shows. He also appeared in theatrical productions like The Ten Commandments: The Musical, where he played the character of Joshua. Adam continued his striving as an underdog until 2009 when he auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol. After wowing the audience and the judges with mesmerizing performances, he made it to the final 13. However, he finished as runner-up to Kris Allen.
Gaining Relevance As a Music Star
Lambert’s sizzling hot performance on the platform didn’t go unnoticed by significant stakeholders. That year, he won the Teen Choice Award for ‘Male Reality/Variety Star’ and also won the Young Hollywood Award for ‘Artist of the Year’. He soon released his debut album, For Your Entertainment, which occupied the number 3 spot on Billboard 200 for weeks.
He released his second album Trespassing in 2012 which was another massive hit. To everyone’s greatest surprise, Lambert came back to American Idol in 2015 but this time, as a judge. He covered for Keith Urban in the 14th season. In April 2015, his third studio album titled The Original High was released. His fourth studio album Velvet dropped in 2020.
All of Adam Lambert’s releases so far have been successful. His first peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and went on to attain gold and platinum status in many countries. Trespassing debuted at number one on Billboard 200, sold 77,000 copies in its first week and was voted the best album of 2012 in Rolling Stone reader’s poll. The Original High came next and it debuted at number 3 on Billboard 200 – it was also his first UK top 10 album. Velvet released on the 20th of March 2020 peaked at number 89 on Billboard 200 and has received favorable reviews thus far.
In all, Adam Lambert has sold more than 5 million singles and 3 million albums worldwide, thereby establishing himself as a bonafide music star.
Music Has Been The Major Source of His $25 Million Net Worth
Adam Lambert is surely reaping the fruits of his determination and hard work in the industry. The singer has his ever dynamic music endeavors to thank for his financial status as he has become a multi-millionaire – the talented entertainer sits on a net worth estimated at $25 million as of 2020.
His debut album sold over 2 million copies across the globe, shooting the rare talent to high prominence. His subsequent albums also performed well and greatly boosted his finances.
Similarly, he has performed in various concert tours that earned him a great deal of fortune. Per analysis, his current net worth could become a trifling figure in the coming years, given his tenacity and unquenchable drive.
Acting Also Contributed to His Wealth
Apart from all the endeavors linked to his career as a musician which has been the major source of his wealth, Adam Lambert has also earned an enviable amount from being an actor.
His filmography is quite robust and dates back to 2006 when he made his film debut as Joshua in The Ten Commandments: The Musical. His most recent projects include The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Wrap Again, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Playmobil: The Movie.
Adam Lambert engages in lots of charities. The singer has made massive donations amounting to millions for charity purposes.
Adam Lambert Is Proudly Gay
Even if his smokey eyeliners and chicly brows are overlooked, Adam Lambert cannot escape the gaze of the inquisitive media and the public who are curious about his sexuality. The singer and songwriter had everyone in his business when a photo of him kissing another man surfaced on the internet while he was taking part in the American Idol competition.
It was feared in the media that the development would affect Lambert’s fan base as it could not be predicted if voters were mentally and socially ready to have a gay winner. But then, it was all a speculation until Adam confirmed his sexuality to be gay some weeks after the American Idol finale. He didn’t reveal his sexuality while in the show because he wanted the focus to be on his performance and not his sexuality.
The singer who always knew he was gay from childhood once expressed that he never had to ‘come out’ because he was never ‘in’. According to him, he never had to hide his sexuality from his folks or anyone having grown up in an inclusive environment. His mother understood who he was and supported him all through.
Adam began a relationship with Finnish TV personality Sauli Koskinen in 2010. The couple split in 2013 but have remained friends. He has also been romantically linked to Johnny Weir, Drake LaBry, and Brad Bell.
He Has Incorporated Homosexual Acts As an Entertainer
The same year he confirmed his sexuality, he boldly incorporated homosexual acts on stage when he performed at American Music Awards in 2009. He was seen on stage kissing a man and groping another’s crotch.
While interacting with Rolling Stone, he confirmed all that to be real and added that he had no apologies. For Lambert, he was only promoting artistic freedom.
Contrary to general expectations, Lambert’s honest confirmation pushed him to greater achievements as he was widely recognized for his boldness. His story became Rolling Stone’s best selling issue of the year. In 2010, he made his way to People Magazine’s list of ‘Most Beautiful People’.