WITH millions of album sales to his name and a voice that is the envy of the industry, Adam Lambert is one of the hottest musical talents on the planet.The former American Idol runner-up will be touring again soon with legendary Queen. Adam was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of a Leila, a dental hygienist, and Eber Lambert, a program manager of Norwegian descent.The supergroup initially only made occasional appearances, such as a special show at the 2011 MTV Europe Awards and three London dates in 2012.However, in 2014 they embarked on a successful 66-date world tour, and earlier this year performed across festivals across Europe and Asia to great critical acclaim.In 2009, he attracted both praise and controversy for a performance on the 2009 American Music Awards that saw him kiss a male bassist.Speaking of the conservative backlash against his performance, Adam said: "Female performers have been doing this for years—pushing the envelope about sexuality—and the minute a man does it, everybody freaks out." A committed social rights activist, he has been praised as an exemplary role model for the LGBT community and was honoured with an “Equality Idol Award” in 2011.
Adam’s superb vocal command and extreme range have seen him widely praised for his vocal prowess, and the star reportedly had his voice insured for $48 million in 2012.Amber Riley The ' Glee' diva auditioned for ' Idol' at age 17, but she too didn't even make it past the producers.But obviously, the singer also known as Mercedes Jones made it onto the Fox Network anyway.Adam spent several years striving for his big break, fronting an underground rock band The Citizen Vein while performing in musical theatre productions.
He was an understudy for the role of Fiyero in the hit musical Wicked, and toured as an ensemble member with the show from 2005 to 2008.
Adam eventually finished runner-up behind fellow singer Kris Allen, and later placed fifth on a list of the 120 best contestants in American Idol's history.