Singer Adam Lambert is turning 40 years old today! Adam Mitchel Lambert was born on January 29, 1982, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Adam Lambert became a household name after he placed second in the eighth season of “American Idol” in 2009. Later that year, he released his debut album, titled, “For Your Entertainment.” The album debuted in the third spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts. One of his hit singles from the album, “Whataya Want From Me,” earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
He released his second studio album “Trespassing” in 2012. The album debuted at the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, which made him the first openly gay artist to have an album top the charts. Lambert followed it up with his third album, “The Original High,” which debuted at the number three spot.
Everyone is celebrating his birthday, even Queen, although that might be because Lambert has collaborated with them as a lead vocalist for Queen + Adam Lambert since 2011, which has spawned several international tours from 2014 to 2020. Their first album, “Live Around the World,” was released in 2020 and debuted at the number one spot on the U.K. Albums Chart.
In addition to his musical work, Lambert also founded his own non-profit, called the Feel Something Foundation. The organization’s focus is to provide support for the LGBTQ+ community in education, art, mental health awareness, and homelessness.
Fans are celebrating his birthday with a look back at some of their favorite songs! Have a listen!
‘Whataya Want From Me’
The song “Whataya Want From Me” was one of the first songs that many fans heard by Lambert after he finished his run on “American Idol.”
“This is the very first song I listened to by him and ever since I’ve been an extremely big fan!” one fan wrote. “All his songs are awesome but this one will always bring back the most memories for me!”
“I absolutely love this song. Especially the lyrics,” another fan commented. “Beautiful.”
“I love this guy!!! Him and queen together are AMAZING,” another said.
“One of the most underrated vocalists in his generation …” one fan wrote.
“Love how your songs always give powerful messages through your words,” said another. “Love the back beats in your songs as well.”
“This is the type of song that’ll never leave your head,” another shared. “You’ll always keep coming back to it.”
‘For Your Entertainment’
The music video for “For Your Entertainment” has over 48 million views since it first premiered in 2009!
“You gotta admit this guy is perfect: handsome, charming, has terrific eyes, an incredibly strong and high voice, and so bold and courageous to always live with his true self!” one fan wrote.
“The 2000’s really did turn out some of our best performers,” said another. “Adam isn’t just a singer, he’s a SHOWMAN and i think that’s severely lacking in modern pop right now.”
“I feel bad for people who don’t know this song,” another said.
“Looking back seeing how far this man has come warms my heart,” said another. “He was always a heart throb and always will be.”
“This song is lyrically infallible,” another added. “It flows beautifully and is so powerful. It’s brilliant.”
‘If I Had You’
Fans absolutely couldn’t get enough of the beats in this catchy song!
“honestly one of the biggest success stories of American Idol, especially since he started working with Queen,” one fan wrote.
“I haven’t heard this song in years but it’s still so good,” said another.
“I just remembered this song was my jam and now I cannot stop listening to it,” another fan commented.
“He’s like the Michael Jackson of this era,” said another fan. “He has such a good voice, looks and performance. This song is still one of my favorites.”
“One of the most underrated singers,” said another. “His vocal is amazing.”
One fan really channeled the birthday vibes by comparing Lambert’s songs to a cake!
“I’ve listened to all of your songs they’re all a variety of music in a sensational kind of was,” said one fan. “I really appreciate all your music and the hard work that goes into each one. You really do put your hear and soul into all of it. It’s all like cake and icing and I just got to have one slice . I just want one only one I just want the Biggest One!!!! I just want one the biggest one yeah.”
Hopefully, he will be able to enjoy some cake on his birthday. Happy 40th birthday Adam Lambert!