The fuss over his sexuality in highlights how attitudes have moved on in a decade. Ahead of a European tour with Queen, the singer looks back on prejudice and how he helped change pop. We talk about getting older. Lambert is 36, having started his pop journey in on season eight of American Idol. He likes certain things about being in his 30s. I get who I am.
"Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert says he's gay | Reuters
It's four years since Adam Lambert last released an album - but it wasn't touring with Queen that put the brakes on his solo career. He was "second-guessing" his music and feeling "detached in my personal life," so he hunkered down and asked himself the tough questions: "Am I doing this for money? Am I doing this for attention? Am I doing this because I love music? A few things became clear: Making and playing music were still his passions, but the business side of the industry was "making me sad". I had to rethink things.
Adam Lambert on What’s Changed for Gay Artists Since His ‘American Idol’ Run
Adam Mitchel Lambert born January 29, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Since , he has sold over 3 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide. Lambert rose to fame in after finishing as runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol. Billboard
Speculation about the "American Idol" season 8 runner-up's sexuality swirled throughout the competition. Now, he candidly says that he doesn't "think twice" about it. I just chose to avoid it. I didn't I don't feel closeted.