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Adam Lambert Signs Record Deal

by on Jun.13, 2009, under All About Adam

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It’s official, Adam Lambert has signed with 19 Recordings/RCA Records. It’s fantastic to hear that Simon Fuller and Barry Weiss share the same enthusiasm and appreciation for Adam’s unique, extraordinary talent as we do, which is evidenced in their quotes below.

USA Today

(Los Angeles, CA – June 9, 2009) – American Idol season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert has been signed to 19 Recordings and licensed to RCA Records. He is preparing to start work on his debut album which is due for release in fall 2009.

“To find a talent as exceptional as Adam Lambert is a rare and special event,” says Simon Fuller, Creator and Executive Producer of American Idol and Founder & CEO of 19 Entertainment. “I am thrilled that American Idol was the platform for the world to discover this brilliant young man. He is unique and unforgettable and a certain star of tomorrow.”

“There are no longer any rules in terms of where the world’s next superstars may come from,” says Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO RCA/JIVE Label Group. “We are thrilled to be getting involved with Adam Lambert as we all at RCA Records believe he is one of those rare, future global stars”.

“I’m thrilled that we’ve come to a creative and collaborative partnership and look forward to developing a really exciting album,” says Lambert. “We are 100% on the same page and are all anxiously awaiting the start of the recordings. It’s going to be ridiculous! Get Ready!!!”

27-year-old Lambert, who hails originally from San Diego, CA, had four songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart earlier this summer. With his masterful interpretation of Mad World leading the way, he also charted with No Boundaries, A Change Is Gonna Come and One.

Lambert, will be recording his album over the summer while on the road with the American Idols Live tour. The tour kicks off July 5th in Portland, OR, and culminates on September 15th in Manchester, NH.

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Adam Lambert is very excited about his debut album scheduled for release in the fall. “Ridiculous”? Sounds perfect!

Here’s what Adam discussed with Slezak during his Idolatry interview. Adam Lambert on Idolatry – Interview with Michael Slezak

“With Idol we have the opportunity to do whatever we want and to show a range and so I don’t see what the problem is with doing an album that has a variety to it. I think it’s more interesting, you have more for everybody when you do an album like that. I think you have the opportunity to release different singles for different markets. I have definitely thought about it and I don’t think there’s really any harm in creating a variety. It’s entertainment, that’s the point of the album, to entertain people; either to take them to an emotional place, to get them to dance, to get them to feel sexy and if those songs are different genres, then I’m the singer, so that’s the common thread.”

About working with 19 Recordings, Adam said, “I’m really positive about it. I’ve had my preliminary meeting with them and the creative talk is really going and we’re talking with different producers we want to work with and the type of album I want to make. We want to do a kind of Rock Pop Electronic fusion thing with ups and downs, the emotional ballad, the fun track, the this track, the that track, and we want it to have an international appeal, I mean for everybody. The show Idol has gone further than North America a this point so I think for all the audiences out there, even the ones who didn’t get to vote, I should make something that everybody can appreciate. And they’re on board, they are really supportive. It’s good to have people that invested in you especially in the current musical climate.”

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Adam Lambert Has Got What It Takes To Be A Star

by on Apr.14, 2009, under All About Adam

Adam Lambert has the whole package… incredible talent, outrageous vocals, polarizing charisma and the brilliant stage presence to entertain and excite his audience. He has everyone in the news media talking about his most recent performance while waiting with anticipation for his next one. Adam Lambert is the most talented and exciting contestant to ever grace the Idol stage. Even with all the praise and attention, Adam remains humble and appreciative which makes him someone to be admired for reasons beyond his talent as well.

Adam Lambert is ‘Idols’ only Star
There’s still a month and a half to go until “American Idol” crowns its champion, and anyone left in the competition could come out on top. But if it ended right now, there’s no question that Adam Lambert would be the most deserving winner.

“Make the song your own” may be the most frequent advice given by the judges to “Idol” contestants. It’s not just because they are too lazy to come up with new catchphrases, but because originality is a key to succeeding on the show and in the business. Without that spark, all anyone is doing is covering songs that established acts have already done better.

On the other hand, Lambert is the guy who everyone wants to see, because he is willing to take risks and able to make them pay off. Every week, he walks that high-wire and leaves judges and viewers wondering if this is the time he’ll fall on his face, and every week he instead emerges as the star of the night. by Craig Berman, msnbc.com

Just having singing talent isn’t enough. For those of us who watch American Idol, we know there is so much more expected from the contestants. They have to tackle various theme weeks without sounding karaoke and the best way to do that is to change up the song to make it sound current. Not too much to ask is it? Take a top selling classic and re-work it to make it not only current but good… really good. Take that task and combine it with limited time to make it happen each week and some contestants just can’t deliver.

Ricky Minor: “Everybody can’t do this.”
“This is a fast-moving machine,” Minor says. “No matter what you see on television, everybody can’t do this, can’t move at this speed.” Adam Lambert, on the other hand, had no problems getting up to speed with a creative take on Wild Cherry’s 1976 hit Play That Funky Music. “Adam had an idea about mixing rock and funk and said, basically, ‘Do what you can with it,’” Minor says. Minor and the Idol band work with each contestant to arrange their songs — “I’m already talking to them about next week’s show,” he says — but not every contestant is as adventurous as Adam. by Brian Mansfield, USA Today

Maybe that’s why people are putting their hard earned money on Adam Lambert.

Safe Bet Adam Odds-On To Win ‘Idol’
Oddsmakers from Latin America to London for the first time this week have made the show-stopping crooner such a prohibitive favorite to win this year’s “Idol” that a $1 bet on him will pay only 80 cents. The talent show has seen some heavy favorites in the past but nothing quite like Lambert — who is running away from the field with seven other performers still in the running. by David K., New York Post

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Tune in tonight on FOX to watch ‘Idols’ Top 7 perform songs from the movies. Quentin Tarantino, this weeks mentor, is pictured here with the ‘Idols’. We couldn’t help but notice Adam’s striking pendant, a gift from TALC. Adam continues to show his appreciation for support from all his fans. We are anticipating Adam’s performance tonight with great excitement!

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Adam Lambert is on the Radio

by on Mar.30, 2009, under All About Adam

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So if you were wondering if Adam Lambert has what it takes to make it as a recording artist, I’d say he’s well on his way! Adam’s “Tracks of my Tears” is hitting radio air waves all over the country. In just the last few days, since Adam’s performance on American Idol, “Tracks of my Tears” has had an impressive 28 spins!

Adam sees action on the Idol airplay chart
“The highest debut on our Idol Airplay chart this week goes to Adam Lambert’s The Tracks of My Tears, which saw 28 spins on 24 stations in six different formats (including country!). Now, 28 spins may not seem like a lot, but it’s the most by far for any American Idol contestant this season, and I don’t remember any Season 7 finalist getting more than 7 or 8 spins while Idol was on last year. I’m just guessing, but you might have to go back to Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatt’s performance of Bless the Broken Road to see spins like that from a contestant during the show’s run.” By Brian Mansfield, Idol Chatter, USA Today

Here’s the breakdown from the Mediabase report for Idol’s Motown theme week:

Adam Lambert – “Tracks of My Tears” – 28 total spins
10 Top 40
8 Hot AC
4 AC
3 Canada-Main AC
2 Rock
1 Country

Think all this buzz is simply radio stations covering the American Idol show? Possibly, but when Adam Lambert is getting 28 spins out of a total 33 spins for all Top 10 contestants combined… five of them getting no spins at all… we might as well say we’re watching The Adam Lambert Show.

Don’t miss out on Adam’s performance of “Tracks of my Tears” that brought Smokey Robinson to his feet… order yours today at American Idol iTunes store

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Adam # 1 in 3 Power List Rankings

by on Mar.16, 2009, under All About Adam

Adam Lambert is number ONE on the Entertainment Weekly American Idol Power List. Go Adam!

TV GUIDE has now put Adam Lambert at the number 1 spot in their power list.

Ken Barnes of USA Today’s Idol Chatter has also put Adam Lambert in the number 1 spot.

Go check out these sites to keep Adam in the Number One spot!

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