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Adam Lambert was a contestant on the eighth season of American Idol. He made it to the final two on the show, only to lose out to Kris Allen in the finals.
This musician got started at an early age, as his father was a DJ that introduced him to various types of music. He sang Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody for his audition and has spent time in a production of the play Wicked.
For his semifinal audition, Lambert wowed viewers with his range on The Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction." He then received raves for his performance of "Black and White" on Michael Jackson night. We could go on and on, as season eight was filled with nothing but praise for this unique, talented star.
In June 2009, Adam officially came out of the closet: he was dating a man named Drake LaBry, although the pair broke up a couple months later. Lambert handled the issue of his sexuality with class and candor throughout the American Idol season.
Lambert's debut album came out on November 23, 2009. The day prior, he put on a controversial performance at the American Music Awards, grabbing crotches and making out with male singers. He's since expressed regret, but will continue to push the envelope going forward.
We wouldn't want it any other way!