Thanks Adam Lambert TV!
When the year began, Adam Lambert was still living down his controversial performance at the 2009 American Music Awards.
What I saw from him after that was most impressive: He simply got to work. Adam focused not on the hype, but on his music and on his live shows and proved himself to be a total professional.
Adoring fans from around the world flocked to his shows during Adam;s six month Glam Nation Tour in support of his For Your Entertainment album.
The openly gay performer, who we barely remember anymore was the 2009 runner-up on American Idol, was tireless as he did concerts, appeared on radio and television and kept his fans updated about it all on Twitter.
And then came the cherry on top of a very satisfying cake: A Grammy nomination!
For his energy, the excitement he brings to all he does, and his devotion to his fans, Adam wins the Greggy for Music Star of the Year!
8. Adam Lambert Sure, he kisses boys, but girls dig this dude, too. His voice is like something grinding through bones. His face is like a sweet Elvis reincarnation. His lips are like …. Oh, you get the point, gals. I just love ‘um. I want to go shopping with him.
Adam Lambert can no longer be considered as just “American Idol runner up.” Lambert has truly made a name for himself through hard work and his incredible vocal abilities. Let’s take a look at what Adam has accomplished over the past year.
Adam’s debut album, For Your Entertainment, has been certified around the world. The album has gone gold in the U.S. and Australia and went platinum in Canada and New Zealand. Adam also released an “Acoustic Live!” EP with acoustic versions of five songs off his album. The EP was an immediate success, debuting at #126 on the Billboard 200 chart. Physical copies of the EP sold out so fast, Sony had to run a second batch to keep up with the demand.
The singles off the album have also been huge hits around the world. “Whataya Want From Me” has already gone Platinum in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, Double Platinum in Canada and Gold in Denmark and Germany. Whataya Want From Me also placed at #5 for most played song in Australia and won "Best international Single” at the German 2010 CMA – Wild and Young Awards.“If I Had You” is double platinum in Australia and gold in New Zealand. In addition, Adam has released other singles throughout the world. His single “Sleepwalker” has been a huge hit in Canada and he released “Aftermath” and “Fever” in several international countries, both of which are charting high on various radio stations. And Adam’s music has been recognized by the music industry, having ranked high on 10 of Billboard’s “Best of 2010 Year-End” charts.
Not only has his music done well this year, but Adam’s music videos have also caused a stir. His video for Whataya Want From Me placed #16 in Yahoo! Music’s “Top 20 Music Videos of 2010”. The video also won MuchMusic of Canada’s “UR Faoritev International Video” award and was voted “Favorite Music Video” in “AfterElton.com 2010 Visibility Awards.” Plus, Adam’s “If I Had You” video placed at #33 in Yahoo! Music’s “Top 20 Music Videos of 2010.”
Adam has supported charitable efforts, such as donorschoose.org, in which he asked his fans to donate to the charity rather than give him gifts. He sponsored a competition among his fans to raise money for donorschoose.org and then even visited one of the classes helped by the donations. In addition, Adam produced an “It Gets Better” video against bullying, and also showed support for FCKH8,” a gay suicide prevention charity campaign.
He also had a successful world tour this year, including 113 shows. He performed his Glam Nation show to sold-out crowds throughout the U.S. and in 19 other countries. The Glam Nation tour was voted “Top Live Act of 2010” by All Headline News. The show also earned the #10 spot in the “Top 10 Shows of 2010” by DallasMorning Post -Year in Review: Music and ranked #1 for the “Top 10 Capital Region Concerts of 2010” by timesunion.com. Glam Nation has also been nominated for “Concert Tour of 2010” as part of Australian POPrepublic.tv’s “IT LIST Awards 2010.” (Winners will not be chosen for the IT LIST awards until January 31, 2011.)
Probably the icing on the cake for Adam this year has been his Grammy nomination for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.” The Grammy nod proves that Adam is a serious recording artist that can hold his own in the music industry.
Adam summed up his year with a recent tweet to his almost 800,000 fans:
“Happy Holidays! Can't believe 2010 is coming to an end... Crazy year... !”
Having just come off American Idol a year and a half ago, Adam has had many accomplishments of which to be proud of this year. This rising star can expect more and more honors as his career continues to soar into the next decade.