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In 2009, the musical talent show “American Idol” propelled Adam Lambert to fame, where he was the runner-up. Since 2011, the legendary British rock band Queen has had Lambert as their lead vocalist. He has achieved global sales of over three million albums and five million singles.
In 2018, Lambert played the role of a taxi driver in the musical-drama film “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Adam Lambert Parents
Adam Lambert’s parents, Leila and Eber, married on May 3, 1981, but separated when he was 19. Lambert’s mother, Leila, remarried Ray, while his father, Eber, lives with his girlfriend, Amy Wallen.
Although Adam became a star in the industry. His mother performed as a designer, and his father was a computer program manager.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Adam revealed that his mother supported his sexuality. Adam pursued singing and accepted a ten-month singing gig on a ship instead of attending college after school.
Leila Lambert & Eber Lambert Enrolled Adam In Theater
In a 2018 interview with The Guardian, the singer talked about his struggles during school. He said he was a gay person who had no friends. Adam was going through different physical changes.
The only thing that gave him solace was joining the music theater, where he began singing at ten. He said his parents had enrolled him in the group to hone his talent.
After finishing school, Adam accepted a ten-month job singing on a cruise ship instead of attending college. Upon his return, he continued to work in theater and participated in various plays and performances.
Controversy About Adam Lambert
Adam caused controversy with one of his performances, disappointing some of his fans. During an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” he addressed the performance. He admitted that his outfit and actions may have pushed the boundaries.
While his mother supported him, his father urged him to apologize. Despite apologizing, Adam maintained that he didn’t feel he had done anything wrong.
Adam Lambert Career
In 2009, Lambert became famous as the runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol.
Later that year, he himself released his debut album, For Your Entertainment, which debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200. It spawned several singles, including “Whataya Want from Me.”
For this, he received a Grammy nomination for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.”
In 2012, Lambert launched his second studio album, Trespassing. He premiered the album at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, becoming the first openly gay artist to top the album charts.
In 2015, Lambert produced his third album, The Original High. This album debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 and created the single “Ghost Town.”