Adam Mitchel Lambert born January 29, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Since , he has sold over 3 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide. Lambert rose to fame in after finishing as runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol. Billboard In , Lambert released his second studio album, Trespassing.
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Lambert was the perfect fit. The first time Lambert came out, it was a pretty straightforward affair: a musically minded year-old from California, keen to explore the queer side of West Hollywood, told his friends and parents he was gay. Nine years later, Lambert would have to do it again. Only this time it was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, shortly after American Idol wrapped. It worked.
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It initially aired on Fox from June 11, , to April 7, , for 15 seasons. It was on hiatus for two years until March 11, , when a revival of the series began airing on ABC. It started as an addition to the Idols format that was based on Pop Idol from British television, and became one of the most successful shows in the history of American television. The concept of the series involves discovering recording stars from unsigned singing talents, with the winner determined by American viewers using phones, Internet, and SMS text voting. American Idol employs a panel of vocal judges who critique the contestants' performances.