Post by 4Ms on Jun 9, 2012 5:26:43 GMT -5
DSTV: South Africa Interview | Article & Soundcloud
DSTV South Africa
Interview Adam Lambert
By Jason Von Berg | Tue, 12 Jun 2012
American Idol has launched the careers of some of music’s most popular contemporary acts. Jennifer Hudson didn’t win the show, in spite of this she has since gone on to win a Grammy as well as an Academy Award. Chris Daughtry formed the band Daughtry, who've toured the world performing to sold out crowds.
And then there’s Adam Lambert. The star became a household name after appearing on the hit show in 2009. He, like Hudson and Daughtry, didn’t win the show, but has since gone on to became a global icon. His debut album sold over 190 000 copies in its first week of release. The album also scored him a Grammy nomination and the opportunity to headline his own tour.
After all the success of his debut, the star took some time out to focus on his new offering. The result is Trespassing, a twelve track album. He enlisted the help of Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D fame and Australian star Sam Sparro on several tracks. His efforts clearly paid off as the album reached the number one spot in its first week of release, making this his first number one album.
DStv.com’s Jason Von Berg caught up with Lambert who was in London to find out more about the album. Have a listen to the interview below:
Interview: Adam Lambert
JasonVonBerg | Tue, 12 Jun 2012Singer/ songwriter Adam Lambert has just released his
new album called Trespassing. The album has already hit
the number one spot in several countries around the globe.
Jason Von Berg caught up with the star in London.soundcloud.com/veebo9/interview-adam-lambert-2
Post by 4Ms on Jun 9, 2012 5:28:39 GMT -5
Press Party UK: Full Interview | Article & Soundcloud
Pressparty meets Adam Lambert (part 1)
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 4:27pm | by London Newsdesk
With the UK release of his second album 'Trespassing' on the horizon, Pressparty were honoured to sit down for a chat with superstar Adam Lambert, only days after the singer touched down in London, to discover about the journey the record has taken him on so far.
'Trespassing' is Lambert's sophomore offering and has attracted serious attention around the globe, as well as rave reviews from some of the most well-respected publications in the world. It will officially be released in the UK on July 2.
The most notable milestone he has achieved with this fantastic new body of work is a coveted No.1 position on the Billboard 200 chart in America, and when asked how it felt to be the first openly gay male to have debuted at the top spot on that particular chart, Lambert expressed his pride at the impressive feat:
"I didn’t know that it hadn’t been reached before so I was kind of surprised, but I felt honoured by that. I think it’s a big deal in a way. It’s a big deal about something that shouldn’t be a big deal, which is funny. I think that we’re slowly but surely – we’re progressing in the States, we’re moving towards a more equal kind of post-mentality, but it’s going to take a minute."
He explained that while the subject of sexuality seems to be the focus point for many journalists he speaks to, he doesn't feel as though it's a big deal at all, because he is very open and accepted who he was from a young age:
"I never really thought much about it after (being) a teenager, after kind of dealing with coming out. Ever since then I’ve been open and it’s not really been a big part of my life. It’s not like a focus for me, I don’t think about being gay and I don’t always talk about being gay. But becoming a celebrity with my success on ‘Idol’ and releasing an album and doing interviews, all of a sudden it’s become one of the most favourite things journalists like to talk about."
Referring to how the media likes to centre interviews around his sexuality, the 'Never Close Our Eyes' sensation added that instead of getting irritated with the lack of focus on his music, he has learned to use the opportunity to promote a positive message:
"I really had to make my peace with how big of a deal it is to them and look at it as a great opportunity to set an example of comfort and honesty and pride, you know?"
The next part of Pressparty's insightful interview with the modern icon and GRAMMY nominee is on its way shortly with audio.
Post by 4Ms on Jun 9, 2012 5:28:58 GMT -5
TELE 2 Norway: Adam Will Be Queen's New Freddie Mercury | Article & YouTube
TV2 Norway VIDEO
Adam Lambert will be the new pop group Queen's Freddie Mercury
- Yes, I'll probably put my own stamp on the songs.
The pop star Adam Lambert gays fill the big shoes this summer.
The former "Idol"-namely, the participant will take the place of the late legend Freddie Mercury of Queen - the band will hold concerts in London this summer.
Lambert and Queen started preparations Tuesday, and it was a curious artist who spoke about the honor.
- I am very excited and I think it's going to be fun. We rehearsed a lot together, so we're not going to rush us rather take the time to help so this is good. I feel really honored to do this, think to sing this music with Queen, says Lambert.
Video Interview with Adam Lambert and samples of Queen's greatest hits, you can see in the video at the top of the case.
BIG SHOES: Freddie Mercury was an icon of pop star
heaven, but died of AIDS in 1991. Now, Adam Lambert will
take over as frontman of the legendary band during a series
of concerts in London this summer.
We have much work ahead of us
The pop star, whose daily lives in Los Angeles, thinks it is great to work with the other members of the iconic pop group.
- Roger (Taylor) and Brian (May) is fabulous, and I felt very comfortable when we performed together at the European Music Awards ceremony earlier this year. They are warm and generous people, and we have much work ahead of us, and it's going to be wild, says Lambert.
Fight on homsebar
Lambert, who earlier this year received much attention for a public fight with her boyfriend on a homsebar in Finland seems to take the job of Queen very seriously.
- "Bohemian Rhapsody" is going to be cool to do. It was actually the song I sang at the audition for "Idol." It will be fun to do it with them on stage. Part of the song is pretty extravagant, so it's going to be exciting. Another favorite is "Another One Bites The Dust."
About the fight with his girlfriend, the Finnish 'Big Brother' winner Sauli Koskinen, said Lambert following:
- We were in the wrong place at the wrong time - that is what is picked up by the tabloid newspapers - not the good moments. The best thing we did was to take responsibility for what we did. We asked for forgiveness and got on, said the American Idol star to "Good evening, Norway" during an interview earlier this year.
Will do Queen songs tasty
The artist is hoping for a warm reception by old and new Queen fans.
- I hope people come to sing with. That I love. and it's cool if they sing the song as they know it from the studio recording.
- Want to put your own stamp on the songs?
- Yes, I'll probably put my own stamp on the songs, within reasonable limits. And I do it tastefully. The important thing is to baklansere between doing my own version, but also show respect for the original material without being false.
Post by 4Ms on Jun 9, 2012 5:29:16 GMT -5
PopLedge UK: Sexy & I Know It | Article & YouTube
Sexy & I Know It - Adam Lambert
Uploaded by JamieGlambert on Sep 20, 2011
ADAM LAMBERT CROWNED ‘MUSICS SEXIEST MAN’!
Posted on June 12, 2012
BILLBOARD GETS SEXSI!
We like polls like this, they are a lot of fun and also reveals to us who has the most dedicated fans.
We already announced that Britney Spears has claimed the Sexiest Woman in Music title but who claimed the Male vote?
More than 600,000 votes were cast in the Billboard poll and with 26% of the vote ADAM LAMBERT topped the public vote. It was still a good win but Spears netted an INCREDIBLE 45% of the vote as we mentioned in this post:
Next up on the list of sexiest men was Adam Levine (12%), Justin Bieber (10%), and Enrique Iglesias (9.75%). Tokyo Hotel’s Bill Kaulitz, Bruno Mars, Jon Bon Jovi, Chris Brown, Usher and Drake also made the top 10. A write-in entry, Jo Calderone, would have placed in the top 10 were in not for the fact that Jo is actually Lady Gaga’s alter ego and doesn’t qualify for sexiest man (boooo!)
The ladies in line behind Britney were Lady Gaga, with 12% of the vote, and Beyonce, with 8%. Rihanna, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Madonna and Jennifer Lopez, with less than 20 votes pushing Nicki Minaj ahead of Taylor Swift for No. 9.
Full lists here: www.billboard.com/#/features/music-s-sexiest-man-woman-poll-results-1007209952.story?utm_source=most_recent
Check out this fan-made video
below above to understand why Adam gets both men and women hot under the collar…I WORK OUT!
Post by 4Ms on Jun 9, 2012 5:29:33 GMT -5
Lyndsey Parker: Adam's "Ring of Fire" Is 10 Years Of Idol #1
Yahoo! Music Reality Rocks
Happy 10th Birthday, ‘American Idol’!
By Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Mon, Jun 11, 2012 4:04 PM EDT
Ten years ago this week, a little television show called "American Idol" (perhaps you've heard of it?) premiered on Fox. Since then, the "AI" empire has spawned dozens of chart-making pop stars, hundreds of watercooler moments, millions in record sales, and has taken up probably thousands of hours of my life. So thanks, Fox!
[PHOTOS: "American Idol" Through The Years]
To celebrate the show's big double-digit birthday, I'm dusting off and updating my list of my top 10 "Idol" performances ever. It was INCREDIBLY difficult to pick only 10 performances out of 11 seasons, so I have many honorable mentions as well. But finally, I came up with a top 10 list I can live with.
Which performances are on your list? Feel free to nominate your favorites on the message board below...
1) Adam Lambert - "Ring Of Fire"
This was probably the most polarizing performance on "Idol," and definitely the most exciting. Love him or hate him, Adam knew how to get people's attention, sometimes get people downright angry, and make those who were faint of heart and/or feeble of mind squirm in their support hose--all very good things in the world of rock and pop. On this fateful night, Adam took a strong stance, making it clear that he planned to stay true to himself, even if that meant freaking out Randy Travis with his goth manicure, or refusing to "go country" on Opry Night (though I think black-clad country maverick Johnny Cash would have appreciated this remake). Many Glambert performances--"Mad World," "Tracks Of My Tears," "Whole Lotta Love"--could've made this list, but "Ring Of Fire" is the one that really put him on the glittery map.
"Ring Of Fire" VIDEO:
VERY HONORABLE MENTIONS:
(more Idol performances listed )
...and EVERYTHING Adam Lambert ever did
Post by 4Ms on Jun 9, 2012 5:29:52 GMT -5
MTV Act: Adam Lambert Major Celebrity LGBT Rights Supporter
MILEY CYRUS, JOSH HUTCHERSON, KATY PERRY + MORE: 10 CELEBS CELEBRATING LGBT PRIDE
Posted 6/12/12 3:05 pm EST by Danica Davidson in Bullying Sucks, Celebs, Events
June is Pride Month, and we put together a list of some of our fave celebs who are also major LGBT rights supporters. Some are gay and some aren’t, but aim to be allies to the LGBT community and help kick intolerance to the curb. Who are your fave celebs who like to show a little Pride? Let us know in the comments!
“American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert came out loud and proud and has been very vocal of LGBT rights ever since. He’s the first openly gay man to hit the numero uno spot on the album charts, thanks to his brand-new album “Trespassing.”
Post by 4Ms on Jun 9, 2012 5:30:11 GMT -5
Brian May's Blog
**Tue 12 Jun 12**
ADAM LAMBERT SET TO ROCK WITH QUEENGLOBE AND MAIL
12 Jun 2012
Adam Lambert says he's 'honored' and 'excited' to be reuniting with
Queen this summer in London, and looks forward to performing some
of his favorite songs by the iconic British band.
________________________________________________________**Tue 12 June 12**
BILLBOARD: MUSIC'S SEXIEST STARS - RESULT
BILLBOARD readers voted ADAM LAMBERT No 1 in Music's 10 Sexiest Men:
2012 and LADY GAGA No 2 Music's Sexiest Woman 2012
Read more: BILLBOARD
Post by 4Ms on Jun 9, 2012 5:30:30 GMT -5
BBC: Adam Lambert: Ready To Rock The UK
Adam Lambert: Ready to rock the UK
By Genevieve Hassa Entertainment reporter, BBC News
13 June 2012 Last updated at 03:12 ET
Adam Lambert first came to the world's attention in 2009 when he was a runner-up on American Idol. Known for his flamboyant style and vast vocal range, the singer is beginning his assault on the UK.
Historically, contestants from American Idol have not managed to break this side of the Atlantic, with the exception being the first winner, Kelly Clarkson.
Lambert's hoping to change that with the release of his second album, Trespassing.
The record went straight to the top of the US Billboard chart when it was released last month and US media made much of Lambert being the first openly gay artist to top the chart.
"The media's more obsessed with it than most people," the singer says.
"I understand why it is a very sensitive topic - the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community is in the middle of essentially a civil-rights movement.
"I consider it a privilege to be as visible as I am because I'm not necessarily the example of what a gay person is, but I am an example of being comfortable with it and not letting it get in the way.
"One of the great things about that milestone is now there is someone who is commercially viable that's open about [being gay]. It creates hope and proves a point to all the haters that say it's not possible, but it does seem to be a hang up for a lot of consumers."
The singer already has a devoted following of fans - affectionately known as Glamberts - in the UK thanks to Idol, and is hoping Trespassing will earn him more.
Lambert says the album is more mature than his first effort, the 2009 release, For Your Entertainment - even the cover artwork takes on a sophisticated style.
Lambert is known for showing off his wide vocal range during performances
The singer also had more input the second time around, co-writing almost all the songs with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry hitmaker Dr Luke to give him a mix of retro, funk and industrial tracks.
"I've grown up a lot in the past couple of years," says the 30-year-old.
"This whole lifestyle: Idol, having my first album and touring - it forces you to face certain things and it definitely caused me to mature.
"After my tour I had time to stay at home, be with my boyfriend and hang out with friends and that brought me down to earth and helped me write music from a more relaxed place."
Lambert also shows off less of his vocal gymnastics on the album and although there are moments, he says the record is "more about telling a story now".
Before Idol, Lambert landed his first proper job working on a cruise ship, where he learnt "very specific things I didn't learn on other jobs".
"Like learning how to perform for a geriatric audience that's falling asleep but it can also feel like the most lovely holiday at your grandparents house."
The singer then spent six years honing his craft in the theatre and although he was cast in high profile musicals, Lambert began to feel discouraged after continually landing the understudy role.
It was then he decided he would audition for Idol in the hope it would get him noticed by record companies, despite the stigma attached to being the product of a TV talent show.
"It all comes down to money and it costs a lot to put an artist's first album out - record companies are not going to take a gamble if there's not a sure return," he says.
"I weighed the pros and cons and figured I should audition because this show could help me break through - and it did. I think it is possible to break the stigma, but it takes a little extra work."
As well as his solo material, Lambert is also known for his collaborations with British rock royalty, Queen.
They first met on American Idol in 2009, when Queen appeared as guests on the show to perform with Lambert and fellow finalist Kris Allen.
They joined up again last November for a special performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards where the band were honoured with a global icon award.
So impressed were they with the singer, they asked him to tour with them this summer as the band's frontman.
Lambert acknowledges there is an expectation and pressure that goes with the gig - and for someone who was known for "making a song his own" on Idol, he is aware he can't take too many liberties.
Lambert will be touring with Queen this summer
"I'm up there with the people who wrote these songs and I'm their guest so I intend to treat this opportunity with respect and dignity," he says. "I don't want to let anybody down, but it's also important for me not to mimic and a bad impression of Freddie Mercury would be really tacky.
"It's a balancing act - interpreting it for my own voice, but not straying too far from the original and not copying it."
However Lambert doesn't intend on fronting the band on a long-term basis - and says that even if Brian May and Roger Taylor asked him to do it permanently, he wouldn't.
"I have my own songs and album I believe in and my own path to chart," he says.
"And I think they know that so I don't think they would ask me anyway."
Trespassing is out on 2 July. Adam Lambert is on tour with Queen at London's Hammersmith Apollo on 11, 12 and 14 July.
BBC ARTIST BIO - ADAM LAMBERT
THE 5:19 SHOW VIDEO
Adam Lambert performs For Your Entertainment on the 5:19 Show
Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter and stage actor. Born in Indianapolis but raised in San Diego, Lambert had dreamed of becoming a performer after appearing in numerous amateur productions in his childhood and adolescence. His passion overtook him when deciding to drop out of college, pursue his career, and perform in various professional theatrical productions across the world.
Lambert came to prominence following his appearance on the eighth season of American Idol. Although he was runner-up, Lambert launched a music career with the release of his debut studio album For Your Entertainment (2009) after signing with 19 in a joint venture with RCA. Debuting at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 198,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week, and reaching the top 10 in several countries worldwide, the album subsequently achieved international success with its singles "For Your Entertainment", "Whataya Want from Me" and "If I Had You". Soon after, he embarked on his first headlining worldwide concert tour, Glam Nation, making him the only American Idol contestant to do so in the year following his Idol season. The tour was followed by two live releases: an extended play entitled Acoustic Live! (2010), and a live CD/DVD Glam Nation Live (2011), which debuted at number one on the SoundScan Music Video chart. Lambert took executive producer credit and was a principal writer on his second studio album, Trespassing, which was released to critical acclaim on May 15, 2012. Trespassing made its debut in the number one spot on the Billboard 200 album chart, also topping the Billboard Digital Albums Chart and Canada's Digital Albums Chart.With this accomplishment, Lambert makes music history as the first openly gay artist to achieve the top charting position.
Read more at Wikipedia... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Lambert
Post by 4Ms on Jun 9, 2012 5:30:49 GMT -5
Pop Dirt: Daft Punk Inspired Adam Lambert’s New Album ‘Trespassing’ | YouTube
Daft Punk Inspired Adam Lambert’s New Album ‘Trespassing’
Posted on June 13, 2012 by popdirt
Andpop sat down with Adam Lambert recently, and asked the ‘American Idol’ album about rumors saying he was to perform with Queen at the Olympics this summer in London. “I’m not allowed to perform at the Olympics, because I’m not a British citizen,” Adam said.
He also talked about writing the ‘Trespassing’ track ‘Cuckoo’ with Bonnie McKee, which is about partying to the point of insanity, and how the new album has a lot of Daft Punk influence. “That’s the kind of music I listen to,” Adam said. “I listen to a lot of electronic music. I listen to dance music, moreso right now than I listen to rock music. I love rock classics, because those songs for me are vocally challenging, and they have range and power, but contemporary music that I listen to is more like the pop, dance electronic stuff. Now I have the great honor of trying to put my crazy rock star vocals on that type of music.”
Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Adam Lambert Interview: Partying to the point of insanity
Published on Jun 6, 2012 by andpop