- 1 Who’s Adam Lambert?
- 2 Early Life and Childhood
- 3 Career Beginnings
- 4 The Runner-up of American Idol
- 5 Adam Lambert’s Studio Albums
- 6 Adam Lambert as a Judge
- 7 Queen + Adam Lambert
- 8 Acting Career
- 9 Do You Know How Rich Adam Lambert Is?
- 10 Charitable Work
- 11 Personal Life and Social Media Presence
- 12 Height, Weight, Tattoos
Who’s Adam Lambert?
Adam Mitchel Lambert was born on the 29th January 1982, in Indianapolis, Indiana USA, and is a singer and songwriter, who is probably best recognized as the runner-up in season eight of the singing competition show “American Idol”. He has released three studio albums –“For Your Entertainment”, “Trespassing” and “The Original High”. He is also known as an actor.
Early Life and ChildhoodAdam Lambert spent his childhood with a younger brother in San Diego, California, where he was raised by his father, Eber Lambert, who works as a program manager at Novatel Wireless, and his mother, Leile Lambert, who is a dental hygienist. At the age of nine, Adam started performing as a member of the Metropolitan Educational Theatre network (now MET2), and then joined the Broadway Bound Youth Theatre Foundation. He went to Mesa Verde Middle School, and then attended Mount Carmel High School, where he was a part of the school’s jazz band, which participated in various competitions such as the local Air Bands. Moreover, he also appeared in local stage productions including “Peter Pan”, “Hello, Dolly!” and “Grease”, among many others. Upon matriculation in 2000, he enrolled into California State University, Fullerton; however, he quit after a month to move to Los Angeles, California and start pursuing a career in the world of music.
At the age of 19, Adam Lambert started performing on a cruise ship with Anita Mann Productions. When he returned, Adam performed in light opera in Orange Country, California, then in 2003, he went on tour with the cast of the musical “Hair”, after which he starred in Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) production of “Brigadoon”, and the Kodak Theatre’s production of “The Ten Commandments: The Musical”. He was eventually chosen to portray Fiyero in the musical “Wicked”, through 2008. Concurrently, Adam became more active in the music industry, as he was the frontman of The Citizen Vein, an underground rock band. Furthermore, he started to release his recordings, which were heard on the album “Take One” in 2009.
The Runner-up of American Idol
Adam’s breakthrough came in 2009, when he went to audition for the eighth season of the singing competition show “American Idol” in San Francisco, California, where he finished in the top 13 and later reached the runner-up position, which enormously increased his popularity, and added a considerable amount to his net worth. Subsequently, he went on the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2009, after which he won two significant awards – the Teen Choice Award for Male Reality/Variety Star and the Young Hollywood Award for Artist of the Year.
Adam Lambert’s Studio Albums
This ‘singer with a beautiful voice’ released his debut studio album entitled “For Your Entertainment” in November 2009, in collaboration with such artists as Lady Gaga, P!nk, Justin Hawkins and Dr. Luke, which peaked at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and was certified gold by the RIAA. The album spawned such hit singles as “Whataya Want From Me” – which reached No. 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and earned him a Grammy Award nomination – and “Time For Miracles”. Afterwards, Adam performed at the American Music Awards of 2009, his performance named as one of the “Top Ten American Music Awards Moments”.
Adam’s next studio album, “Trespassing” out came in May of 2012, and topped the US Billboard 200 and Canadian charts. The title song was co-written with Pharrell Williams, which also topped on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales chart, while his second single, entitled “Never Close Our Eyes” was written by Bruno Mars.
To speak further about his career, Adam released his third album entitled “The Original High” in June of 2015, via Warner Bros. The lead single “Ghost Town” achieved several gold and platinum certifications, and peaked at No. 64 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Most recently, he announced that he is working on his fourth studio album.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) February 18, 2018
Adam Lambert as a Judge
In additional to his success on “American Idol”, Adam has frequently appeared as a judge in various competitive series. His debut as a judge came in “Project Runway” (2011), which was followed by another show “Majors & Minors” in the same year. In 2014, he was a guest judge in “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and then was a mentor in the 13th season of “American Idol”. Two years later, he was chosen to be a judge for the eighth season of “The X Factor”.
Queen + Adam Lambert
Speaking about his collaboration with the rock band Queen, which consists of Brian May, John Deegan and Roger Taylor, it started in November of 2011, when he became the lead singer of the band at the MTV Europe Music Awards. Their first full concert was in Kiev in 2012, after which they toured in Moscow and London. During the following year, they performed in Las Vegas, and then went on to tour North America in the summer of 2014. Two years later, they started the 2016 Summer Festival Tour in Portugal, which later ended on Thailand. Most recently, they went on a Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2017–2018.
Apart from his musical career, Adam Lambert has tried himself as an actor, who made his debut film appearance in the role of Joshua in the title “The Ten Commandments: The Musical” (2006). His next role came in 2013, when he was selected to play Elliot Gilbert in the TV series “Glee”, which lasted until 2014. Two years later, he featured as Eddie in the TV film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again”.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) December 12, 2017
Do You Know How Rich Adam Lambert Is?
According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Adam’s net worth is over $16 million, as of early 2018, accumulated mostly through his successful involvement in the music industry. Another source is coming from his career as an actor. He owns two luxury houses, in his hometown and Los Angeles, California, and several luxury cars.
Adam is also known for collaborating with various charitable organizations, such as the Olena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation, We Are Family Foundation and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, among many others, having donated over $1 million to various foundations. Thanks to these efforts, Adam was rewarded with the Elizabeth Taylor Humanitarian Award in 2017.
Personal Life and Social Media Presence
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Adam Lambert is openly gay; he was in a relationship with Finnish television personality Sauli Koskinen from 2010 to 2013. His current residence is in Los Angeles, California.
In his spare time, Adam is active across many of the most popular social media sites, such as his official Instagram and Twitter accounts, as well as his official Facebook page. Furthermore, he has launched his own website.
Height, Weight, Tattoos
Speaking about his appearance, Adam Lambert has an athletic body with the height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm), and his weight is reputed to be over 170 lbs (78 kgs). He is a huge fan of tattoos and has a lot of on his body, including an Egyptian eye, infinity, key, etc.