American singer, songwriter, and actor Adam Lambert earned his recognition after finishing as runner-up on the eighth season of a singing reality show, American Idol in 2009. Besides, he has collaborated with rock band Queen as lead vocalist for Queen + Adam Lambert since 2011, and also went to a worldwide tour from 2014 to 2018.
Adam Lambert Bio; Family, Education, Height
Adam Mitchel Lambert was born on 29 January 1982 to parents Eber Lambert and Leila Lambert. After his birth in Indianapolis, his family moved to San Diego, California. There, he grew up with his brother, Neil Lambert.
Lambert with a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters) went to Mesa Verde Middle School and later attended Mount Carmel High School. Afterward, he got enrolled at California State University, but he left after five weeks.
Came Out As Gay In 2009; LGBT Icon
Adam is an openly gay artist. He came out as a gay in a cover story of Rolling Stone magazine in May 2009. There, he revealed that he has been living in Los Angeles for eight years as a gay man.
Before his coming out news, the media speculated on his sexuality among the American Idol voters about him. His picture of kissing another man got surfaced during the competition. However, he is the LGBT advocate and often attends Gay Pride Parade and Festival. For his contribution, he received the Equality Idol Award at the Equality California Los Angeles Equality Awards in 2011.
His Singing Career; American Idol, Queen
Adam gave an audition in the eighth season of American Idol in 2009. He was the most consistent performer of the show and finished as a runner-up. On the same year, he released his debut album, For Your Entertainment and second album, Trespassing in 2012. His third album, The Original High was released in 2015.
Queen + Adam Lambert performs at the 2019 Oscars held in February 2019 at Los Angeles, California (Picture: USA Today)
In 2011, he joined Queen as lead singer at the MTV Europe Music Awards. Moreover, he toured with the band and performed in various locations as Queen + Adam Lambert from 2014 to 2018. Some of his songs include “Another Lonely Night”, “Sleepwalker”, and “Feel Something.” Recently, the band performed at the 2019 Oscars with an “explosive” performance of two classic Queen songs.
Adam has amassed the remarkable amount of fortune from his active career since 2009. He sold over 3 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide till now. The talented artist currently enjoys the estimated net worth of $20 million.
Besides, he is involved in social welfare activities and spends time in raising funds. He and his fans collected financial donations reaching nearly $1,000,000 by 2011. Lambert even performed at a Royal Albert Hall concert for the benefit of the Rays Of Sunshine Children’s Charity in June 2012.
Dating Gay Boyfriend?
Well, the openly gay singer has been involved in numerous relationships in the past. He began dating Finnish entertainment reporter and reality TV personality Sauli Koskinen in 2010. Adam and Sauli dated for three years until their amicable split in 2013.
Since then, the Grammy-nominated singer kept his dating life under the surface for more than five years. However, on 27 March 2019, he confirmed his dating relationship with model Javi Costa Polo through his Instagram post. Lambert uploaded a series of three pictures with the model boyfriend with a caption “LUV U.”
As both of them did not disclose when they began dating, they were seen together at the Oscars in February 2019.
Some Interesting Facts About Adam Lambert
- Adam had a cameo role as a Truck Driver in the 2018 movie Bohemian Rhapsody, a biographical film about Freddie Mercury, the vocalist of the British rock band Queen.
- His father Eber is a program manager for Novatel Wireless and his mother Leila is a dental hygienist.
- In 2012, he became the first openly gay artist to top the Billboard album charts.