Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is a singer, songwriter, and actor from San Diego, California, United States. In May 2009, he finished as the runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol. The Times identified Lambert as the first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label in the United States.
Adam's debut album, "For Your Entertainment", in November 2009, via RCA Records/19 Recordings. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 in December 2009, selling 198,000 copies in the United States in the first week. To date, he is the first American Idol contestant to headline a world-wide tour in support of a debut album. As of January 2011, For Your Entertainment had sold more than 1.2 million copies worldwide. In 2010, Lambert was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Whataya Want from Me."
Lambert's second studio album, Trespassing, was released on May 15, 2012. Originally scheduled for March 20, 2012, the album was pushed back for two months in order to add more songs and collaborations.