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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Is this news really true? I checked the Billboard 200 and didn't find his album. The first position is currently held by Carrie Underwood and 2nd by Adele. This is the chart of 26th May's week.

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ADAM WAS BORN IN A GOOD LUCK BIRTHMONTH-BIRHYEAR; SIGN;AQUARIUS-HIS BIRTYEAR IS A GIFTED GUY-HIS VOICE.-CHARISMA-DONW TO EARTH HUMAN BEING PLUD HUMBLE AND GROUNDED. A TRUE TALENTED SINGER-ONE OF A KINF SINGER.LOVE HIM.

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@Kim. You really said you don't think Adam is as gay as HE THINKS HE IS? What a fool you are. He doesn't think he is gay, he KNOWS he is. Are you another of those fools that think his "gayness" is a phase and it can be fixed?You must be related to Forrest Gump, STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES. Adam is an amazing talent and I am so proud of him. The 3 non-winners i'm most happy for are Adam, Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson.

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Love him

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Adam is gorgeous. I don't think that he is as gay as he thinks he is!

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Could care less about if he gay r not cause dude got it goin on in talent

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I absolutely love Adam he was great on Idol and continues to be, I'm very happy fir his success I have both his albums and they are great Trespassing is awesome I have played it non stop for the passed three days since I bought it love Adam Lambert wish him great success always

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@marc - EJ wasn't out at the time either. This is fantastic!! But mostly I'm thrilled for Adam. His critically acclaimed album is brilliant and he has worked hard for the past three years to achieve his goals. He never complains, never gives up and just keeps his eye on his target. It couldn't have happened to a nicer more talented guy.

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Elton John?

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Who cares..why make an issue out of his sexuality!! I'm more impressed by Adele (63000 more units of her chart dominating "album" sold!).

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