Adam Lambert Makes History Atop Billboard Chart

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Adam Lambert has made history.

The former American Idol runner-up shot past another famous series alumnus this week and claimed the number-one spot on the Billboard 200 for his latest album, "Trespassing." In doing so, Lambert became the first openly gay man to sit atop the chart.

Yes, Clay Aiken achieved the same status with his 2003 CD, but he did not come out of the closet until five years later.

Adam Lambert in New Jersey

Of course, the important thing is not Lambert's sexuality; it's his success. The eccentric crooner sold 77,000 units of "Trespassing" in the seven days since its release. Well done, Adam!

Here's a look at the Billboard top five:

  1. Adam Lambert, Trespassing: 77,000
  2. Adele, 21: 63,000
  3. Carrie Underwood, Blown Away: 54,000
  4. Norah Jones, Little Broken Hearts: 45,000
  5. Tenacious D, Rise of the Fenix, 44,000
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Adam Lambert is so talented and has an awesome voice and moves; I'm so glad he's here on earth to share his music---I'm addicted to him and can't wait to see him LIVE! You Rock Adam!

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Nice job

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I think ppl need to leave adam alone!!!!Follow what u should have been taught as a kid, if u can't say something nice...then DONT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!!! I like his music...who cares if he is straight, gay,or otherwise. Also, who cares about his personal business. It's his life, let him live it as he sees fit.

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It is the lowest #1 in more than a year. fixed.

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77k is pathetic. It is the lowest 31 in more than a year. Adele's cd is in it's 66th week so beating it is pathetic and nothing to brag about. His 2 songs are flops and by next year he will be dropped by his record company. Buh Bye.

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Has Been??? Seriously, you people who are bad mouthing Adam are the ones that couldn't find your way out of a paper bag if someone was dragging you! This is his success! If you don't like him don't comment! Its simple! Love you @adamlambert

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Gay or not, the man allowed the fame to go to his head. Remember him being kicked out of Lady Gagas Bday party for drunken shenanigans? Or fighting his boyfriend in a bar until cops were called in? Or pics of him snorting cocaine? He cant handle success at all and this will just make it worse. Actually, if you like this guy maybe you should NOT buy his music.

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I use to be a fan of Adam until JAMES DURBIN came along on idol. He sings circles around Adam. His voice is amazing. Adam is a has-been. I wouldn't want his CD's if they were giving them away free. He will end up with AIDS. He leads a careless lifestyle. Not just because of his sexuality. Listen to an interview with him. He is living life in the fast lane with s*x, drugs, and rock-n-roll. It won't be long. Wait and see.

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Adam Lambert has so much talent,he should have won on Idol,but for some reason,they gave it to the other person who could not touch Adam in singing.But anyway he is a superstar,and he seems like such a nice human being. Who cares if he's gay? I don't.

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well done adam!!! keep going to the top!!!!:)

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