Adam Lambert is an American singer who started singing at the age of nine but only became really famous in the eighth season of American Idol. This year he finished second and was immediately pushed into the mainstream music industry. Since 2009 he has sold over three million albums and five million singles worldwide.
Adam Lambert’s Bio
Adam Mitchel Lambert was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on January 29, 1982, the son of Eber and Leila Lambert. After his birth, his family moved to San Diego, California. He is of Norwegian and Jewish origin. His father is half Norwegian and his mother is Jewish, with roots in Romania; he was raised Jewish. His mother is a dental hygienist and his father is a program manager at Novatel Wireless. Adam has a younger brother, Neil Lambert.
When Adam was nine years old, he started performing with MET2 (Metropolitan Educational Theatre). With a strong voice and an interest in acting, Adam began an intensive acting and singing program at MET2 (Metropolitan Educational Theatre). He eventually attended Mesa Verde Middle School and Mount Carmel High School. His interest led him to join the theater team and choir. He was one of the members of the school’s jazz band and participated in the local air band competitions.
He performed in local professional productions such as Hello, Camelot, The Music Man, Chess, and Peter Pan. In 2000, after graduating high school, he attended California State University in Fullerton, but dropped out after five weeks and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his passion.
Lambert began his career in Los Angeles with odd jobs and studied Theater Studies at the same time. He found his first professional job on a cruise ship, where he performed with Anita Mann Productions for ten months. He then moved to the opera house in Orange County, California. When he was 21 years old, he was already under contract with a manager and was cast for a European tour by Hair. After that, he tried his hand at a few more musicals, and during this time he worked as a demo singer and session musician.
In 2009 Lambert really stepped into the limelight when he auditioned for American Idol. Because of his vocal range, deep black hair, and heavy mascara he was compared to glam rockers like Freddie Mercury and Gene Simmons. Lambert was known for his theatricality during his performances. At the end of the season, he was announced as runner-up. He started the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2009 in July and subsequently won two awards: the Young Hollywood Award as Artist of the Year and the Teen Choice Award as Male Reality/Variety Star.
Adam Lambert’s career has continued to flourish ever since. In May 2012 he released his second album Trespassing, which became number 1 on the Billboard 200. Also in early 2012, Lambert began touring with the band Queen to honor the late Freddie Mercury and raise money for AIDS education organizations.
Adam Lambert has been dealing with gayness since he was 18 years old. He claims that his family supports him. There have been claims that Lambert hid his sexuality while participating in American Idol until a picture of him kissing another man appeared. He admitted that it was him and that he had nothing to hide. The media was full of it and wondered if American Idol was really ready for an openly gay winner.
Shortly afterward, he confirmed his sexuality in a Rolling Stone cover interview. When asked why he never said anything about being gay during the competition, he simply said it was because it simply never came up. Lambert admits that his sexuality has caused controversy and influenced his career, but he stands by his sexual orientation and says he can’t please everyone. The success of his second effort, Trespassing, made him the first openly gay artist to top the album charts.
Adam Lambert enjoys casual dating due to his busy schedule of travel, which leaves him little time for a serious relationship. However, in the past, he has met Sauli Koskinen, a Finnish TV presenter and entertainment reporter, whom he met at a concert in Finland. The relationship lasted three years, from 2010 to 2013, when they separated after an arrest following a physical altercation in a gay bar in Helsinki, Finland. Despite their separation, they remain good friends.
Adam Lambert’s Net worth
With a still-young career and over 3 million albums and 5 million singles sold worldwide, Adam Lambert has a net worth of $20 million. Lambert is also heavily involved in philanthropy; in January 2011 he was the driving force behind a campaign to raise $29,000 for charity to help people get clean water. By May 2012, he had raised $82,000, which has funded 55 projects that will provide clean water to 16,190 people.
Firstly, Adam Lambert is gay, so he has no intention of getting a wife. He has revealed in the past, back when he was with Sauli Koskinen, that marriage is out of the question for him at the moment.