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Adam Lambert

Biography

American Idol season eight runner-up whose album For Your Entertainment, featuring the singles “EASILY Had You” and “Whataya Need from Me personally,” became a high ten album about worldwide charts in ’09 2009. He performed for Starlight Theater, which allowed him to take part in traditional musicals. He briefly went to California State University or college Fullerton, but made a decision to move to LA to go after his musical profession. He made an appearance in five shows of the 5th time of year of Glee, portraying the type Elliot “Starchild” Gilbert. He includes a more youthful brother called Neil and his parents are called Leila and Eber. He dated Finnish fact TV character Sauli Koskinen from 2010 to 2013. In the ultimate circular of 2009’s American Idol, he dropped to musician Kris Allen.

Quick Facts


Full Name Adam Lambert
Date Of Birth January 29, 1982
Place Of Birth Indianapolis, IN
Height 1.85 m
Profession Pop Singer
Education California State University, Fullerton, Mesa Verde Middle School, Mt. Carmel High School, Deer Canyon Elementary School, Kaunas, Denver, CO, United States, Omaha, NE, United States, Ghost Town, Whataya Want from Me, If I Had You
Nationality American
Parents Eber Lambert, Leila Lambert, Kaunas, Denver, CO, United States, Omaha, NE, United States, Ghost Town, Whataya Want from Me, If I Had You
Siblings Neil Lambert
Awards GLAAD Media Davidson/Valentini Award, GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Male Reality Star, Young Hollywood Award for Artist of the Year, Eska Special Award, MuchMusic Video Award for People's Choice: Favorite International Video, Kaunas, Denver, CO, United States, Omaha, NE, United States, Ghost Town, Whataya Want from Me, If I Had You
Music Groups Queen + Adam Lambert
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Fan Army, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, MuchMusic Video Award for iHeartRadio International Artist of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, People's Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Tour, Teen Choice Award for Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon Male, MuchMusic Video Award for Best Watched Video, CMT Music Award for CMT Performance of the Year, Kaunas, Denver, CO, United States, Omaha, NE, United States, Ghost Town, Whataya Want from Me, If I Had You
Movies The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again, The Ten Commandments: The Musical, Kaunas, Denver, CO, United States, Omaha, NE, United States
TV Shows The X Factor (Australia), American Idol, Kaunas, Denver, CO, United States, Omaha, NE, United States
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Adam's father has English, 3/32 Norwegian, 1/32 Danish, and a small amount of German, ancestry. Adam's mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family.
2Video for "Whataya Want from Me" placed number #4 VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2010.
3Video for "If I Had You" placed number #33 VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2010.
4Lady Gaga, one of his musical inspirations, wrote the song "Fever" for his debut album "For Your Entertainment".
5Huge fan of Christina Aguilera.
6Close friends with Anna Kendrick.
7Was raised in San Diego, California.
8His parents are Leila and Eber, and he has a younger brother called Neil (born in 1986).
9Is good friends with former competitor on American Idol, Allison Iraheta.
10Has a younger brother, Neil.
11Close friends with Alisan Porter who he co-starred alongside in the musical "The Ten Commandments".
12Is an alumnus of the children's theatre group MET2 along with Nicolas Cage , Sofia Coppola, Matt McFarland, Kylie Tyndall, Keaton Tyndall, Vivian Bayubay, Nathan Norton, Derek Klena, Lauren Klena, & Roma Watkins.
13Likes watching Gossip Girl (2007).
14Roommate on "American Idol" was Kris Allen.
15Performed as part of the ensemble and served as a Fiyero understudy in the first national touring company and the LA production of Wicked.
16Is inspired by Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Lady Gaga.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Night with Seth MeyersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The VoiceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Die Helene Fischer Show2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glee2013-2014TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Bridegroom2013Documentary performer: "Outlaws of Love" / writer: "Outlaws of Love"
VH1 Divas 20122012TV Special performer: "Let's Dance", "Love to Love You Baby", "Hot Stuff", "Last Dance", "Ray of Light"
Pretty Little Liars2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Idol2009-2012TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Türkisch für Anfänger2012performer: "Better Than I Know Myself"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2012TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2009-2010TV Series performer - 3 episodes
So You Think You Can Dance2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
20122009/Iperformer: "Time for Miracles"
The Ten Commandments: The Musical2006performer: "Is Anybody Listening?", "The Horns Of Jericho", "Let Them Go", "The Plagues", "We Are Free", "Into The Deep"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again2016TV MovieEddie
Queen & Adam Lambert Rock Big Ben Live2015Short
Glee2013-2014TV SeriesElliott 'Starchild' Gilbert
In Sixty2011TV SeriesGuest
The Ten Commandments: The Musical2006Joshua

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Zodiac Show: Metamorphosis2009Documentary post-production

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Errors in Geography: Leaving Donetsk (To Live in Donetsk)2015Video short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Zodiac Show: Metamorphosis2009Documentary post-productionHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2017TV SeriesHimself - Performer / Himself - Musical Guest
Entertainment Tonight2009-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - American Idol
The X Factor2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Fashion News Live (Vintage)2016TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Hits2016TV SeriesHimself
It Got Better2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
This Week in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
CMT Artists of the Year 20152015TV MovieHimself
Strictly Come Dancing2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Access Hollywood Live2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
LiveXLive Presents Rock in Rio2015TV MovieHimself
Rock in Rio2015TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Voice2015TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2011-2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
2015 Logo Trailblazer Honors2015TV MovieHimself
2015 Much Music Video Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Loose Women2015TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2009-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
IHeartRadio Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
The Brit Awards 20152015TV SpecialHimself
American Idol2009-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Judge / Himself - Musical Guest / ...
Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Presented by Orange Amplification2014TV MovieHimself
Die Helene Fischer Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself - Singer
The X Factor2014TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHimself - Unicef Imagine Campaign
Fashion News Live2011-2014TV SeriesHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014TV SeriesHimself
IHeartRadio Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
RuPaul's Drag Race2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
FNL's Flashback Friday2013TV SeriesHimself
I Heart Radio Music Festival: Night One2013TV SpecialHimself
I Heart Radio Music Festival: Night Two2013TV SpecialHimself
Fashion Police2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Divas 20122012TV SpecialHimself - Host
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Pretty Little Liars2012TV SeriesHimself
Rove LA2012TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2009-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012TV SeriesHimself - Performer
2012 New Now Next Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Icon News2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Celebrity Guest
American Music Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Majors & Minors2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Mentor
MTV Europe Music Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Project Runway2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
2011 Do Something! Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Glam Nation Live2011VideoHimself
2011 New Now Next Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Campbell Live2010TV SeriesHimself
MMVAs After Party2010TV MovieHimself
2010 MuchMusic Video Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
2010 New Now Next Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Justin Lee Collins: Good Times2010TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2010TV SeriesHimself
The Best Hit USA2010TV SeriesHimself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHimself
Making the 'Time for Miracles' Music Video2010Video shortHimself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
So You Think You Can Dance2009TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The View2009TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
2009 American Music Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Walmart Soundcheck2009TV SeriesHimself
20/202009TV Series documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2009TV SeriesHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHimself
Chabad: To Life Telethon2008TV MovieHimself - Video Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Queen: From Rags to Rhapsody2015TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
RuPaul's Drag Race2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge / Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHimself - 'If I Had You' Video
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GLAAD Media AwardGLAAD Media AwardsOutstanding Music ArtistFor the album "Trespassing"
2013Davidson/Valentini AwardGLAAD Media Awards
2009Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Male Reality/Variety StarAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)
2009Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsArtist of the Year

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016GLAAD Media AwardGLAAD Media AwardsOutstanding Music ArtistFor the album "The Original High"
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male Pop Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Whataya Want From Me."
2010Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)TV Musical or Comedy Performance of the Year2009 American Music Awards (2009)


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#Quote
1It's an honor to be up there singing the songs that Freddie helped to write and make famous.
2[on Freddie Mercury] I love him just as much as you.
3[accepting the 2013 GLAAD Media Award for promoting equality in the openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and LGBT media] One person thinks you should be more this, one person thinks you should be more that; the label thinks this, the fans think that; your family wants this; this community wants you to shut up, that community wants it louder. The best we can do is keep it real and to spread the message of acceptance. If we can inspire even one person to open their mind, or another to be who they want to be - whether they are gay, straight, old, young, man, woman, black or white - then it's worth being objectified by the sometimes frustrating world of media sensationalism.
4[on talent shows like 'American Idol'] I'm Team Everything. I mean, really, I'm Team Give a Good Singer a Good Shot. The industry is so hard to break into, and these shows provide an incredible p.r. platform.
5[on being chosen to perform with Queen at the Sonisphere Knebworth Festival on July 7th 2012] I'm completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon. The thought of sharing the stage for a full set is so beautifully surreal. I'm honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie Mercury's memory. He's a personal hero of mine and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band. I know the evening will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian May, Roger Taylor and the rest of the band I know magic will be on display.
6I wasn't popular in high school. I was the weird kid. So to all you weird kids out there - you can do it!
7I'm like your boy next door who decided that he wanted to be a rebel one day. So.. I'm a nice rebel
8I'm trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader.
9(About rooming with Kris Allen) They put me with the cute guy. Distracting! He's the one guy I found attractive in the whole group on the show: nice, nonchalant, pretty and totally my type - except that he has a wife. I mean he's open-minded and liberal, but he's definitely 100% straight.
10I'm proud of my sexuality. I embrace it. It's just another part of me.
11Right after the finale, I almost started talking about it to the reporters, but I thought, "I'm going to wait for Rolling Stone, that will be cooler". I didn't want the Clay Aiken thing and the celebrity-magazine bullshit. I need to be able to explain myself in context.

#Trademark
1Costumed performance art coupled with strong vocal skills
2Vocal control while wailing in upper register of vocal range
3Artistic interpretation of classic and current music with creative vision

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