Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and stage 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 seasonof 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 hit 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. The album premiered at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, making him the first openly gay artist to top the album charts. In 2015, Lambert released his third album,The Original High, which debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200.
Alongside his solo career, Lambert has collaborated with rock band Queen as lead vocalist for Queen + Adam Lambert since 2011, culminating in a successful worldwide tour from 2014 to 2017.
Early life and family
Lambert was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on January 29, 1982, to mother Leila, a dental hygienist; and father Eber Lambert, a program manager for Novatel Wireless. His father is of partial Norwegian descent and his mother is Jewish, with roots in Romania. Lambert was raised in his mother’s religion. He has a younger brother, Neil. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to San Diego, California.
Lambert began performing with Metropolitan Educational Theatre network (now MET2) from the age of nine. A few years later, he began more intense acting and vocal coaching, continuing to perform with both MET2 and what was to become the Broadway Bound Youth Theatre Foundation, as he moved through Mesa Verde Middle School and then Mount Carmel High School. There, he became heavily involved with theater and choir, performed vocals with the school’s jazz band, and competed in the local Air Bands competitions. He also appeared in local professional productions such as Hello, Dolly!,Camelot, The Music Man, Grease, Chess and Peter Pan, at venues such as The Starlight, The Lyceum and others.
After graduating high school in 2000, he attended California State University, Fullerton, but left after five weeks to move to Los Angeles: “I just decided that what I really wanted to do was try to work in the real entertainment world. Life is all about taking risks to get what you want.”/Gjithqka Nga Pak