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Adam Lambert Makes Music History, is First Out Gay Artist to Hit #1 on Billboard Album Chart: VIDEO


Adam Lambert's album Trespassing debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart today and #1 on the Billboard Digital Albums Chart. It's Lambert's first #1 debut.

A_lambertAfterElton notes that this is historic: "Other gay performers such as Elton John and George Michael have hit #1, but only before they came out, and they haven't managed that honor since."

Lambert collaborated with Pharrell Williams, Claude Kelly, Benny Blanco, Bonnie McKee, Nile Rodgers and Sam Sparro on the album.

Yesterday, I posted a preview for Lambert's new video, "Never Close Our Eyes", a track written and produced by Bruno Mars and Dr. Luke.

Watch Lambert talk about the album, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. We've all got to feel pretty proud about now. Who would have thought an openly gay man would have a number one album?

    BTW, Adam is a natural blond but you knew that right? The black hair gives him a real edge and he was wise to go with it.

    Buy the album. The guy has a great voice and the music is very good.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | May 23, 2012 1:49:18 PM

  2. I love Adam Lambert and I'm not taking anything away from him for this accomplishment. But Melissa Etheridge is the only artist to go multi-platinum after coming out, and she did it in the mid-90s.

    Posted by: Gregoire | May 23, 2012 2:20:27 PM

  3. @Gregoire

    Was the subject matter in the article about multi-platinum status or #1 billboard albums?

    Etheridge never had a #1 billboard album.

    I'm sorry you failed to realize the historical significance of Adam reaching #1.

    Posted by: staciegirlie | May 23, 2012 3:10:02 PM

  4. @staciegirlie

    Historical significance, my butt. Lambert's album is already flopping. For crying out loud, he moved less than 100k...which is a terrible first week showing by music industry standards - especially for someone who is a recognized 'name'. His album probably won't even go Gold at this rate. Now contrast that to Etheridge, whose post-coming out album went multi-platinum and you'd see which had more "historical significance." Doesn't matter where she charted, because her album would ultimately sell MILLIONS, which is something that Lambert's won't do.

    I just have to laugh at these gay blogs and websites that are doing a 'hoo-ray, looks like we finally arrived!' at the news of Lamberts #1 album. Please.

    Posted by: Absolved | May 23, 2012 7:10:42 PM

  5. "Doesn't matter where she charted, because her album would ultimately sell MILLIONS, which is something that Lambert's won't do."
    WOW, I want you for a stock market partner.

    Posted by: jim | May 23, 2012 7:49:02 PM

  6. Congrats to Adam...he worked hard for this.

    The album has great songs and Never Close Our Eyes officially goes to radio next week.

    Posted by: fern | May 23, 2012 9:04:58 PM

  7. Absolve, I think artists in general sold more units in the 90's.

    Melissa and others definitely helped pave the way for an artist like Adam to be out from the beginning of their career, but its still amazing Adam is doing so well, especially considering the 2009 AMAs, which could have ended his career.

    Posted by: fern | May 23, 2012 9:08:26 PM

  8. Why does he always wear those ugly black earrings and have that rooster hairstyle?

    Posted by: Rooster Head | May 23, 2012 9:35:40 PM

  9. This may come as a surprise to you Absolve but Adam has sold over 2 million of For Your Entertainment. He has a worldwide following and has gone platinum and multi-platinum in various countries. The USA is not the center of the music universe contrary to what you may think. BTW he also debuted ss #1 on the Canadian Album and Digital Charts.

    Posted by: Rod | May 24, 2012 1:56:26 AM

  10. Congratulations Adam. You have earned your success!

    Posted by: andrew | May 24, 2012 5:13:16 AM

  11. @absolve

    Your efforts to rain on Lambert's parade isn't based in reality and certainly not on a knowledge of the current music industry.

    "Lambert's album is already flopping"? Yes, that should be the headline, at #1 it's already flopping (eye roll)! If Lambert's album had been released seventeen years ago in '95 -the year of Etheridge's last platinum album- it certainly would have sold far, far more - that was the state of the industry. Regardless, despite many trying to reject him due to being gay and despite the *mainstream* gay culture that largely embraces only female artists he is selling more albums than any other person out there. His accomplishment is definitely historically significant for gays - no matter how you try to piss on it.

    Posted by: Tonic | May 24, 2012 8:14:53 AM

  12. His eye makeup. Yuck.

    Posted by: Alan | May 24, 2012 11:28:53 AM

  13. @Jim But I don't want you for a stock partner, because you cant recognize black gold when you see it.

    Posted by: staciegirlie | May 26, 2012 2:59:19 PM

  14. superr

    Posted by: sohbet | Jan 27, 2013 7:11:08 PM

  15. good

    Posted by: sohbet odaları | Jan 27, 2013 7:11:17 PM

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