Pop star Adam Lambert made history this week when he became the first openly gay man to claim the number one spot on the US Billboard 200 chart with his new album TRESPASSING.
Artists like Elton John and Ricky Martin would certainly rank as some of the best selling artists of all-time, but neither managed to crack the number one position after publicly coming out as gay. Lambert himself came out following his appearance on the 8th season of American Idol, where he took runner-up. Despite that second place finish at the time, Lambert quickly amassed a hugely loyal fanbase, which helped propel the sales of his latest release.
TRESPASSING, which was released on RCA Records/19 Recordings on May 15, was executive produced by Lambert and has been met with incredible critical reviews. Rolling Stone declares that Trespassing is “the great pop album everybody was hoping Adam Lambert would make” while New York Daily News exclaims, “it’s the sound of liberation achieved.” People Magazine raves that “Lambert stakes claim for the divos on his glamtastic second set” and USA Today proclaims that it is “the album that fans have been wanting from him.”
In addition to making great music, Adam continues to be a strong voice for equality. He was nominated for Outstanding Music Artist at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Huge congrats to Adam Lambert on his accomplishment! Check out the video for his latest single below.