Adam Lambert Week – May 13-19, 2012
Less than $20K to go!!
WE GET HIM, AND HE GETS US
“I’m putting my eggs in the basket here and putting myself on the line. Why shouldn’t I?”
“What does it take to be a Glambert? Reckless abandon. (Laughs) I think that any sort of diehard fandom is a crazy, surreal mentality. That’s part of the fun for the Glamberts; they’ve given themselves permission within that community to be kind of insane. And it’s gorgeous and it’s fun and it’s an escape; it’s not real life, it’s something else. Everybody wants that in some form or another. We all have our different versions of it. For people who are diehard fans, that’s their way; that’s their obsession and that’s their outlet.” – From the Pride Source interview
THIS IS THE WEEK….OMG!! OMG!!!
“Trespassing” Deluxe snippets (on Amazon)
@adamlambert I’m looking forward to the rest of the month! Performances on GMA, iHeartRadio, MLB, and Idol on Thursday! Then a handful of RadioShows! 🙂 JUNE and JULY will be spent in London mostly. I’m so excited to be rehearsing w Queen and being out and about here and there! I LOVE London
@adamlambert: Let’s get #Trespassing to #1 on @iTunes! Once we get there, I’ll give you a sneak peak of the NCOE video! smarturl.it/trespassing
Tenacious D, ‘Glee’ and Garbage Headed for High Billboard 200 Debuts “Industry sources suggest that Lambert’s “Trespassing” could sell around 70,000 to 80,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, May 20. In a week without any other major new releases, and little competition, that may be enough to debut at No. 1 next week. Adele’s “21” will likely be the runner-up, with between 60,000 to 70,000.”
Still sitting at #1 on iTunes, and in a race to be the #1 album on the Billboard charts this week!!
We heard that 7 songs off the album were in the top 200 iTunes songs some time during the day Wednesday. We weren’t able to confirm this. Did anyone get screencaps?
@cmolanphy: 1wk after POTUS announcmt.,America’s 1st No1 album by an out gay man is looking real
The Village Voice – THREE DIVAS VIE FOR THE CROWN: Adele, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert in a Three-Way Race for #1 “While it’s still early in the week, a three-way battle is shaping up for #1 between Adele and Carrie Underwood, both of which will have substantial post-Mother’s Day drops, and Adam Lambert, who appears to be trending to the high end of expectations. The former American Idol runner-up and 19/RCArecording artist’s sophomore album, Trespassing, looks set to debut with between 70-80k, which will at least put him in the running for a chart-topping bow.”
Billboard – Adam Lambert Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 “”Good News! Adam Lambert is vying for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Bad News: His “Trespassing” set may only sell around 70,000 to 80,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, May 20, so say industry sources. It could mark the smallest sum at No. 1 on the chart since last August (chart dated Aug. 20), when Adele’s “21” sold 76,000 in its 12th nonconsecutive week atop the list, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But don’t break out the bubbly just yet. “Trespassing” may be blocked from the top slot next week by either Carrie Underwood’s current champ, “Blown Away,” or Adele’s “21.” Both albums could sell perhaps 65,000 to 75,000.”
@milestougeaux Vinyl: cuz no one has ever rolled a decent joint on an ipod
BUCKLE YOUR SEATBELTS!
It’s gonna be quite a ride this week…
Good Morning America – Monday Morning 7-9am ET ABC Possible Livestreams:
VH1 Buzz – @VH1 Don’t forget, Glamberts! @AdamLambert will be back on #VH1Buzz with @CarrieKeagan tomorrow morning at 10/9c! #GlitterKisses
Billboard Interview – Monday 3PM EST, live Q&A
This stripped “Star Light” remains a favorite…
MLB Fan Cave – Monday night in NYC
Saturday, May 19 – KISS Concert Boston – Live Stream – Adam performs at 5:50PM followed by an intermission so everyone can recover. Chat live using #KC12
Saturday May 19, 11:30AM ET – @10onTop: Adam will be on @MTV @10onTop Sat 5/19 at 11:30amET so check it out!
Sunday, May 20 @nprguyraz: attn @adamlambert fans. interview on@nprwatc Sunday 5:45ishpm. check local pub radio listings
May 26, 2012 – Adam Lambert, Javier Colon, & Jermaine Paul in Concert. Time change to 4:00-8:00PM.
CBS – Adam Lambert, Scars On 45 To Play Free Concert In Golden Gate Park Lambert will be hitting the stage for Alice@97.3‘s annual Summerthing in Hellman Hollow on Sunday, June 24th long withScars on 45 and others to be announced. For complete details, go to radioalice.cbslocal.com/show/alices-summerthing
Adam Lambert Fan Club – BREAKING NEWS: We are happy to announce that Adam has just been confirmed to play the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, CA on July 19th! More importantly, presale tickets will be available to fan club members ONLY at 10am PST TOMORROW morning right here on AdamLambertFans.com!!
AMERICAN IDOL NIGHT
Idol Performance Official Video
EW.com – American Idol Season 11 Joshua Ledet Eliminated “Adam Lambert, glamazon priestess of neon yellow accents and pompadours, beamed down from Planet Fabulous to inject some much-needed life into this sorry-ass hour of filler. I’ve been admiring Joshua’s stage presence compared to his season 11 cohorts, but “Never Close Our Eyes” reminded me just how talented and lively some of our former idols have been. Adam had the confident yet classy swagger of a current artist in his own right instead of a scared little reality show contestant creeping back onto the big stage…He’s very compelling! I was also a big fan of all the androgynous stylemonsters in his band.”
THR Adam Lambert After Idol Interview w Didi Benami 5-17-12
Access Hollywood Laura Saltman Interviews ADAM LAMBERT After Idol 5-17-12
Stop the presses!! What’s that on Adam’s pinkie? (J thinks it’s a Chinese nail guard)
@adamlambert: You ready Chicago!? #Fantabuloso
Here’s the Twitter List via @GlamFansInfo
The Hollywood Reporter – Adam Lambert Performs 9-Song Set on ‘Trespassing’ Release Day (Video) “After kicking off the set with the album’s title track, the 30-year-old American Idol alum told the packed crowd of radio winners, “I’m so happy I finally got [the album] out to you guys!” (Trespassing had originally been scheduled for a March 20 release.) The 200-strong crowd of so-called Glamberts answered back with chants of “Number one! Number one!” — which is exactly where Trespassing ended up on iTunes less than 24 hours after going on sale.“
Entire iHeart Radio performance!!
Never Close Our Eyes
Adam introduces the band and backup singers
GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Televised live from Good Morning America’s Times Square Studios. Adam’s performance was broadcast at around 8:45AM. Here’s the GMA site with the video.
Check our May 15 post for more photos and videos!
VH1 MORNING BUZZ
@VH1: Hey #glamberts, what do you think of @adamlambert’s metallic nails?http://instagr.am/p/KnEen2Nlgu/
Sonic Sauce!!! #BBAdam
Great interview at Billboard. Highlights: The NCOE video has been edited. Now in post-production. A little sci fi energy. Very cinematic. Inspired by a couple of films. There will be a “visual illusion” of Freddie at the Queen concerts. Don’t know what it is. Gives Justin Bieber props for keeping things together for someone so young. Love new Estelle album and “Major” on Out of Frequency album of Asteroids Galaxy Tour: Mardi Gras on acid; cool. Who is he as an artist now? Hard to sum it up. There’s always an element of people-pleasing, especially in pop music. Balancing that with a certain amount of integrity. What do I like? [Re: Trespassing] I don’t get sick of the songs, I love singing them. It’s the communication of the meaning of the songs with the audience, that’s it. That’s what it’s about. With this album, biggest evolution is, it’s me. On Idol, a certain amount of pageantry. I was strategizing, like a politician. With this album “the doors are open.”
MLB FAN CAVE
@adamlambert: If you’re in NYC come to 4th and Broadway by 6:30! Performing at MLB Fan Cave! Sound is Gold and the Walls are glass -come on baby u can see
Check our May 15 post for tons more photos and videos!
@annkpowers: So now that it’s officially out, what’s your fave track on Adam Lambert’s TRESPASSING? I’m feeling “Underneath” today.
Rolling Stone – Trespassing 4 stars!!!!! “So here’s the great pop album everybody was hoping Adam Lambert would make, ever since he ran wild on American Idol three years ago. It wasn’t just Glambert’s dynamite-with-a-laser-beam voice that got him into our national knickers: It was his warmth, his humor, his burlesque bravado.”
The Hollywood Reporter – Adam Lambert’s ‘Trespassing’: Track-By-Track ““Broken English” – The sort of epic song that would make great film music, retool with a bombastic mix and a little more orchestration and it could be the next James Bond theme. As it stands, this melodic sure-to-be fan favorite shows the softer side of Adam Lambert — less glam rocker and more like the guy you take home to mom.”
Billboard – Adam Lambert’s “Trespassing” Track by Track – “Because of the outlandishness embedded in everything he touches, it’s easy to not take Adam Lambert seriously. This, of course, is a mistake. “Trespassing” continues the work of the underrated “For Your Entertainment” and allows the singer to keep unveiling his character in broad, colorful strokes. The lesson with Adam Lambert is the same now as it was when he was burning up “Idol” three years ago — underestimate him at your own risk.”
USA Today – Adam Lambert’s ‘Trespassing’: A track-by-track review “The big question for Trespassing is, though, is this: Can it win Adam new followers from the dance scene? So far, radio — especially the Top 40 format — hasn’t embraced theTrespassing singles the way it did Whataya Want From Me. These days, the Top 40 dance floor is crowded with the likes of Rihanna, Pitbull and Calvin Harris. EDM has had only limited success over the airwaves, so if Adam expands his audience with Trespassing, it may be more of an underground, word-of-mouth movement.”
The Miami Herald – Adam Lambert breaks into dance clubs with lively ‘Trespassing’ “Few of these multilayered songs require the stellar sort of complex and operatic vocal performances Lambert delivered on Idol’s eighth season. (His striking and creative performances of Mad World or Ring of Fire are two all-time Idol moments no one has approached since.) That said, most of the album’s first half, especially the funky Trespassing, proves irresistible contemporary dance-pop at its finest. Pity the album’s second half becomes mired in overproduced, melodramatic ballads that threaten to sink even a fine melody like Outlaws of Love, Lambert’s plea for equality.”
Northwest Herald – Music Reviews: Adam Lambert, Hot Water Music, Tenacious D “Adam Lambert came to dance on “Trespassing.” He also came to show off his voice. But, unfortunately, dance music isn’t always the best venue when putting your vocal chops on display.”
Post Crescent – Review: Adam Lambert goes dance pop on ‘Trespassing’ ““Underneath” is another one of those trademark Adam Lambert performance pieces, drenched in emotion and vocal gymnastics that would be perfectly suited to the Broadway stage. But Lambert has the talent to pull it off: Simply put, this guy probably has the best voice of any pop star working today. Even on less-than-stellar material, his soaring voice that then swoops down to a whisper can take your breath away.”
Newsday – Adam Lambert’s ‘Trespassing’ “Trespassing” does have its serious moments, including the touching ballad “Outlaws of Love,” which seems to defend same-sex marriage, as Lambert wraps his voice around the lines “They say we’ll rot in hell, but I don’t think we will. They’ve branded us enough — outlaws of love.” The way Lambert twists it into Radiohead-styled prog-rock — and back again through his phrasing — is a great trick. However, “Runnin’ ” trumps it, taking a standard pop song and arranging it into a thrilling, dramatic dance anthem. “Trespassing” shows that Lambert is too good to waste time trying to please the pop masses. They’ll catch up eventually.”
Houston Chronicle – Lambert’s ‘Trespassing’ is fierce and flashy “There’s a lot going on throughout “Trespassing,” but it’s to Lambert’s credit that he never drowns in excess. He’s a capable enough singer to not only keep his head above water but also to make almost every moment soar.”
Slant – Adam Lambert Trespassing (3.5 stars) – “The album’s strongest tracks, then, are those on which the hooks and production are robust enough to stand up to Lambert’s force-of-nature performances. The two obvious standouts, “Kickin’ In” and the title track, were both produced by Pharrell Williams, the former splitting the difference between Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and Justin Timberlake’s “LoveStoned,” both of which are fine dance tracks from which to draw inspiration, while the foregrounded bass and heavy percussion of “Trespassing” favorably recalling Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust.” Both tracks are among Williams’s strongest work in years, and they represent a clever, on-point blend of some of Lambert’s most obvious influences. Even better is “Shady,” on which the singer embraces the sleaziest, most tawdry aspects of his public persona. Nile Rodgers lays down a bassline that’s just outright filthy, and Lambert’s multi-tracked vocals make for one long, protracted come-on.”
After Elton – Review: Adam Lambert’s “Trespassing” Is Manna From Glitter Heaven “”He got words that rhyme, he got a dirty mind.” In fact, this track harkens back to the Prince classic “Dirty Mind.” It’s also one of the most irresistible songs on the album, with its story of … liquid euphoria. Best Lyric: “She puts the shot glass down, she asks for another round. She wants to hit the clouds, honey are you up there now?””
Washington Times – LISTENING STATION: Adam Lambert, Willie Nelson ““Trespassing” is perpetually over-the-top — even absurd at points, especially during the schmaltzy, operatic ballads that dominate the second half — but it’s also a career-defining album for Mr. Lambert, who sounds elated to finally let his true colors shine.” Comment about FYE as presenting Adam in a ‘sanitized, family-friendly format’ has us scratching our heads!
HitFix – Album Review: Adam Lambert’s continuing evolution on ‘Trespassing’ “Ready or not, Lambert is kicking down the door. He’s not just coming in, he’s claiming a seat at the head of the table and you will be served…“Trespassing” shows tremendous evolution in Lambert as an artist who has something to say and he continues to figure out the best ways and the best partners to bring along in that exploration. Not every song resonates or hits it mark, but there’s not a lot more than you can ask of an artist than to travel the path that Lambert is clearly on.”
Washington Post – Quick Spin: ‘Trespassing,’ by Adam Lambert A rare negative review. “Most ex-contestants sound better with the more albums they put between themselves and their “Idol” handlers — Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry come to mind. But “Trespassing” goes against the trend: “FYE” was a winking ode to glittery, glam-y rawk; even its lesser songs didn’t sound like anybody else. But the dance-pop and house tracks of “Trespassing” could just as easily have been done by Rihanna or any number of faceless Euro stars.”
NY Daily News – Jim Farber’s Top Ten in music for Sunday, May 13, 2012 “1) Adam Lambert “Trespassing” The second studio album from “American Idol’s” best singer ever tips in a dancier direction. Yet it’s Lambert’s vocal mix — of the awesome and the absurd — that makes it such a charming hoot.” Others on the list include Norah Jones, Willie Nelson and Jack White.
All Music – Review “And he’s got some great hooks here, too: big, bright, insistent hooks powering songs that revel in their sleaziness. Lambert matches their appeal, singing with an untrammeled joy suggesting that he’s relishing an opportunity to make modern dance music…they sound like inevitable hits and prove that Lambert is a genuine pop star who has now leftAmerican Idol far behind.”
Entertainment Focus – Adam Lambert Trespassing “Trespassing combines pop, rock and electronica and it feels like this if the first time we’re actually getting to hear who Lambert is as a popstar; bold, daring and feisty…The best moments come when Lambert throws the pop formula out of the window and does what he wants. Shadyfeaturing Sam Sparro and Nile Rodgers is an early favourite as is the Pharrell produced Kickin’ In which is perfect for the dancefloor.”
David Atlanta – Adam Lambert’s “Trespassing” – “Trespassing is an arresting collection of fierce, funky dance tracks and deep, pensive ballads. Rather than mix the two styles, the album splits the two into separate halves. The first seven tracks serving as a non-stop barrage of sassy fun over dubstep-influenced pop.The tracks take on different styles. The title track and “Kickin’ In” both come from Pharrell, and include his signature production style. There’s more attitude on these two tracks alone than you’ll find on an entire Katy Perry album. “Shady,” meanwhile, pairs Adam with Sam Sparro and Nile Rodgers (of Chic fame), and is probably the single coolest song Adam’s recorded to date…Rating: A-“
Boners & Bitches – Album Review Adam Lambert Trespassing “I wont lie to anyone, I particularly didn’t think I’d like this album, only because For Your Entertainment was pretty lackluster, but damn it, I actually love it…”
Idol Chatter – Get ready to be reintroduced to Adam Lambert – “Adam Lambert releases “Trespassing” Tuesday, and get ready for one of the more audacious albums you’ve heard from a former Idol contestant.”
Que Te Faz Sorrir (Brazil) – Review Adam Lambert – “Trespassing” Via Google Translate: Trespassing: “The opening track and title of the disc can be considered a band that expresses both an attitude and aggressiveness. Adam shows ahalf-mad vocals here, and all its power and reach. The music is well andAdam’s face is hard to imagine this song in a different voice, from some other singer. The instruments are also very good, with some palms and an electric guitar in the end, which is a perfect finish.”
Under the Gun Review – ADAM LAMBERT – TRESPASSING “Adam Lambert is one of the few artists who make reality talent shows seem worthwhile. In a sea of indentical, fleeting wannabes, he stood out even during his American Idoldays as a talented and provocative artist and extravagant showman. This diligence and glamour has seeped into his music, which often represents the very best medley of his influences and which, more than anything, captures an infectious and jovial sense of fun. It is pop music and unashamedly so, but it’s sophisticated pop music – lavish, thoughtful, sublimely executed, with exquisite attention to detail.”
Trespassing review from Sweden’s biggest newspaper Aftonbladet (translation by @_ninni) – “The songs, which could have passed by as tiresome bubblegum pop, instead have both soul and personality thanks to Lambert’s rocky but still tender voice. In addition he has the ability to build up emotion in his melodies, without getting stuck in long boring sections.”
Softpedia – Adam Lambert “Trespassing” – Album Review “All in all, with “Trespassing,” Adam takes his fans on another crazy yet meaningful journey, one that exposes his bare soul and most intimate thoughts. Here is an artist who is not afraid to express himself and who, just as importantly, has what it takes to do it so gracefully and with purpose. “Trespassing” is the best pop release of the year, so even those who don’t count themselves as his fans should at least give it a try.”
Dallas News – CD review: Adam Lambert steps wrong on dance album Can’t win ’em all. “…the most serious culprit is that his great voice is all but wasted in the busy overproduction and frenetically thumping dance sound. Badly sequenced, with precious few ballads relegated to the end of the disc, and largely anonymous, Trespassing sounds like disposable fare from a singer that should be exploring the varied dexterity of his vocals…”
Chicago Tribune – “Tresspassing” gives glimpses into the true Adam Lambert 4.5 out of 5 stars. “After the aforementioned “Chokehold,” the standard edition of the album ends with “Outlaws of Love,” a track that couldn’t be better-timed to coincide with the peak (so far) of the gay marriage debates. “You say we’ll rot in hell/Well, I don’t think we will,” he sings, and if that line won’t go down with the greatest anti-homophobe rejoinders ever, he brings a beautifully tortured languor to lyrics about lovers who have “nowhere to grow old… always on the run.” It’s a song that might move you no matter where you live, but inspire even more of a chill if you happen to be in the humidity of North Carolina.”
Yahoo Music Canada – Adam Lambert Actually Quite Good Shock! “The new album is slickly produced–almost annoyingly so–but filled with hooky, catchy pop tunes that are commercial but not pandering and, as such, seems an actual piece of art rather than a by-product of a dreary television show. If he’d not spent an entire season singing other people’s songs–other people’s well-known songs–I might be more inclined to view the tunes here as revealing more about his personality than his vocal adeptness, but I’m not sure that means much in the overall scheme of things. This is polished, respectable work, and I’m happy to say I like it. He sure is a snappy dresser!”
Toronto Sun – Mayer, Nelson top CD reviews “3 stars out of 5. Trespassing is the least of it. Glambert’s dance-oriented second disc also finds him committing identity theft (many cuts blatantly borrow from Jacko, Queen and Prince), engaging in conspiracy (with collaborators Pharell, Bruno Mars and Dr. Luke) and impersonating a pop diva (some cuts sound more like Katy or Britney). The worst offence of all? He fails to be fabulous at all times.”
Idolator – Adam Lambert’s ‘Trespassing’: Review Revue Sums up some of the reviews to date: “Some critics seem to agree that the first half of the album is a glitter-drenched pop-dance workout, while the latter half is a bit ballad-heavy. Read what the Internet at large had to say about Adam’s new record below, then let us know your own thoughts on Trespassing.”
John Kearns Review of Trespassing “Trespassing is like a voyeuristic glimpse into the future in terms of musical creativity and production technique. It is pretty stunning in all departments with each new track attempting to outdo the previous in a battle of brilliantly conceived and expertly executed compositions…”
Taking Over the Universe – Album Review – Adam Lambert “Trespassing” Another New-Age feeling Jackson song is “Kickn’ In” has to be a favorite of mine. I think the main reason I find the songs to be reminiscent of the king of pop is due to the tracks driving groove bass line coupled with very strong, high-pitched vocals. Aside from this, the song is amusing as in it seems that it is about a girl who just doesn’t get it. Lyrics that could easily slip by (unless you examine them in the sexy booklet with the album) such as “She wants to introduce me to her friend Eddie” and “Am I about to do a three?” give the song a whole new meaning. Let’s try not to think about that too hard…”Nirvana” was the song I heard the most about prior to the album’s release (as I follow a lot of Glamberts on Twitter, ya know). An interesting mix of piano and dubstep, this song is definitely the first I’ve heard of it’s kind. The song is about finding a place where he can be who he wants to be, love who he wants to love, and can be truly happy. The song is a very sweet yet unconventional love song, which is exactly what I love about Adam. His views of love seem to differ so much from the current state of pop music, making him stand out in ways far beyond his unique take at dark pop. This is the finisher that I was craving for.
NECN – Review: Adam Lambert goes dance pop on new album “Underneath” is another one of those trademark Adam Lambert performance pieces, drenched in emotion and vocal gymnastics that would be perfectly suited to the Broadway stage. But Lambert has the talent to pull it off: Simply put, this guy probably has the best voice of any pop star working today. Even on less-than-stellar material, his soaring voice that then swoops down to a whisper can take your breath away.”
The Timaru Herald -Lambert – straight to number one “Glamberts rejoice – the mighty Adam Lambert is back and in a New Zealand exclusive, he’s talking to Stuff.co.nz about his new album, Trespassing. Released today, the album has gone straight to number one on the New Zealand iTunes chart and is expected to feature heavily on Top 10 lists around the world.”
Gawker – Adam Lambert: As Faggy As He Wants To Be “Getting over the fear of being called a faggot really opens up the possibilities of how you represent yourself – you can be as masculine and/or as feminine as you are and/or see fit at a moment’s notice…Adam Lambert’s consistently electrifying second album, Tresspassing (out this week), is that freedom set to music…There is a deliciously matter-of-fact approach to the overt gayness throughout – on the Maroon 5-ish “Shady,” Lambert reveals plainly enough to go undetected unless you’re really paying attention, “I throw more shade than a cloudy day.” Elsewhere, he sings about his friend’s friend Eddie with a “persuasive” “dirty mind,” he implores some prey he spots while on the hunt to “Get your ass down to the front, go on and pull it out, I dare you,” and he uses the words “ass” and “load” in sequential sentences. He best sums up his entire mindset here in the homage to/rip-off of Berlin’s “No More Words,” “Cuckoo”: “I’m cocked and I’m ready to go.”…There’s almost nothing here that a straight dude could get away with singing. On Tresspassing, Lambert is here, queer and it sure sounds like he’s used to it. It’s a boon to his art.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Adam Lambert: Trespassing “He’s trashy and unsubtle on tracks such as “Naked Love” and “Shady,” but he has the pipes to sell the neo-Prince fantasy. On the second half, he regresses toward standard modern-pop ballads like “Better Than I Know Myself,” and he sells that processed melodrama, too. Lambert doesn’t really need to prove he has the goods, but it’s fun to hear him do it anyway.”
TRESPASSING #1 ON iTUNES
Trespassing leapfrogs over Adele to hit #1 on the Barnes & Noble Best Selling CDs list
Via @GaleChester – Yay! @ADAMLAMBERT’S Official Video “If I Had You” has 30,038,704 VIEWS on YouTube! http://po.st/MZKeJI
Trespassing #6 overall Sweden now!
@idolsnow: ADAM LAMBERT’s “Never Close Our Eyes” jumps 34-32 with a bullet on the Adult Top 40 Audience chart.
- 9 (no change from last week) Adam Lambert, Whataya Want From Me (1203, down from 1334)
- 48 (from 53) Adam Lambert, Never Close Our Eyes (263)
- 50 (from 36) Adam Lambert, Better Than I Know Myself (225)
- 69 (from 71) Adam Lambert, If I Had You (112)
Multiple Trending on Monday…
Gorgeous scans from Japan’s InRock magazine (via @Koyumi_Adam)
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
The Hollywood Reporter – Adam Lambert on Music Biz Mistakes, Triumphs and One ‘Ballsy’ Request for Exec Producer Credit (Q&A) “. In the beginning I had a meeting in New York with the heads of the label, Peter Edge and Tom Corson, right after I got off the road when I started the writing process. We had a great conversation during a lunch meeting where we just leveled with each other. I was like, “Look, if there’s something that you don’t like, just tell me.” And they were, like, “Okay, cool.” We just called out all the pretense and the bullshit and said let’s have fun with this and really communicate because we want the same thing. So let’s figure out how to do it. A lot of artists that I’ve heard about and read about are at odds with certain parts of the business and I didn’t want that. I wanted to have a very open, fun experience.”
LA Weekly – Adam Lambert: Now 50% More Fabulous “”The beauty of this album is that, at the end of the day, anyone can relate to it. It’s not specific. It’s about the human experience. What it could accomplish in the larger picture is to say, ‘Hey, you know what, I’m different, I’m gay, and we go through the same shit. You feel the same way about relationships as I do. You want to go out and get drunk and get crazy, too. You had your heart broken, too.’ It’s kind of post-gay. It’s a post-gay record.””
LA Weekly Cover Boy
LA Times – Adam Lambert braces for whirlwind with ‘Trespassing,’ Queen tour “”There will only be one Freddie Mercury. I’m not trying to imitate him. I’m not trying to outdo him. I’m just trying to sing great music that he wrote. It’s not that deep.” He laughs. “Although, yes, it is that deep, because it’s Queen! It means a lot to me personally.” As with Mercury, Lambert’s outré wardrobe, slinky stage moves and skyscraping vocals combined to create the image of a natural star…”When you write a pop song there’s a formula where by the end you’re doing these crazy ad libs,” [Bonnie McKee] says. “But Adam was like, ‘I don’t wanna do that this time.’ He wants to show a different side.””
Celebuzz – Adam Lambert’s Advice to ‘American Idol’ Contestants: ‘Maintain Your Own Integrity as an Artist’ (EXCLUSIVE) ““The transition from a TV talent contest to mainstream radio is really tricky. It is a whole other industry. The rules are different. Your music is based on a lot more than just popularity. The hardest thing about the show is maintaining your own integrity as an artist. You have to work hard. Nothing happens instantly after the show,” he advises.
MTV – [VIDEO] ADAM LAMBERT SAYS NO ‘TRESPASSING’ ON ANYONE’S RIGHTS: ‘WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF’ “Jay-Z certainly isn’t the only one standing with President Barack Obama on same-sex marriage. Just a few weeks ago, we asked out-and-proud “American Idol” alum Adam Lambert, whose sophomore album Trespassing is out now, about how he felt toward the direction LGBT rights was headed in. His word: hopefully marriage equality moves forward. We can only imagine how he reacted to the President’s announcement! (Like this, perhaps?)…“
Instinct – Swag Suite: Adam Lambert “Trespassing” “Instinct‘s current cover star is back and better then ever with his dance pop sophomore release. If you couldn’t tell after reading our May issue, Trespassing stands to make Adam Lambert even more of a star than he already is. Want to hear for yourselves? Infiltrate this week’s Swag Suite for a chance to win the highly anticipated second studio release from Adam Lambert, Trespassing!“
Adam Lambert: The Beatweek Interview Scroll to page 94 to read this excellent, meaty interview: “Part of the great thing about writing from your own life is that I think people should wonder and should think about it and should analyze it and should try to deduce some sort of something from the lyrics. It’s certainly not as much fun if I sit here and spell it out for everybody.”
Entertainment Weekly – Adam Lambert’s second album, ‘Trespassing,’ hits today: EW rides along on his promotional tour – “What’s a typical day like for Adam Lambert? We tagged along with the the Idol alum turned Grammy-nominated solo star — whose second studio album, Trespassing, hits stores today — as he juiced, jogged, and hung with Jimmy Kimmel on a recent Thursday in Los Angeles.”
The Village Voice – Q&A: Adam Lambert On Trespassing, Stankface, Tracking Nile Rodgers On Twitter, And Being An Out Pop Star In 2012 Another terrific interview with some fresh material. “I was at Burning Man, and up until the point of Burning Man we had done a handful of emotional dark stuff, some of which was really good and some that was a little kindergarten. I had written a few songs that were a little more throwback classic rock, which I’ve always kind of [enjoyed]. But I was looking for something. And I’m out on the playa on Burning Man in an art car with friends, and there’s so much dubstep. And I appreciate dubstep from a producing, technical point of view, but there’s no groove to a lot of it…And this little art car comes zipping by us just blasting Daft Punk. And our art car went from rocking to dubstep to immediately smiling and getting down with each other and touching each other. It just hit me in the head and I was like, “That’s the type of record I want.” It’s instant. It’s classic. It’s old, it’s young. It’s black, it’s white. Gay, straight. I was captivated by it.”
NewNowNext – How Long Will Adam Lambert Be a Star? “…it’s not a great sign that the singles from Trespassing have been ignored by radio and consumers, barely cracking the Billboard charts. I have argued that the songs aren’t good enough to interest the general public, and if the general public isn’t interested, they stop paying attention fast. However, the rest of Trespassing is pretty good, and critics have given it strong reviews. I may not like “Never Close Our Eyes,” but I love the Michael Jackson swagger of of “Kickin’ In” and the rock-n-roll rush of the title song (posted below). As you may recall, I also flipped for the gay rights anthem “Outlaws of Love.”…“
GooglePlay – Adam Lambert: Exclusive Interview (VIDEO) “In our video interview, the refreshingly down-to-earth Lambert gets deep discussing his shift from performing unconditionally for our entertainment to unleashing his inner outsider with Trespassing. Handling his own writing, producing and even personal styling this time around, Lambert collaborated with songwriting heavyweights like Pharrell Williams and Dr. Luke; the resulting ear candy moves from rousing dance-pop anthems to disco-synth detours and, of course, belted, heartbreaking ballads like lead single “Better Than I Know Myself.” See what Adam had to say about making all of the above in this revealing video interview.”
VEVO – Adam Lambert Talks About His New Trespassing Album (VIDEO) “There’s lots of notice about this one. Billboard broke it down it down track by track, andEntertainment Weekly broke Lambert’s typical day down hour by hour. The Village Voice has a sharp Q&A with him as well. We’ll be premiering his video for “Never Close Our Eyes” next week. Until then, check Adam explaining his latest creation.”
Gather – Adam Lambert Covers LA Weekly’s ‘Best of LA People 2012’ “According to Village Voice Media, “The Best of L.A. PEOPLE issue is a showcase of the coolest, most influential people in LA – people who are doing things their own original way – from politicians, to artists, to filmmakers and musicians, to club owners and concert promoters to artists, restaurateurs and fashion designers.””
Lambosessed – I HEART RADIO – TRESPASSING PROMO (VIDEO) “Chokehold brings a beautiful soft sound to Adam’s voice for the verses. I have to admit a mild obsession with the way he sings “pain” with such need. He again doesn’t sing over the bridge, instead making use of the instrumentals and backing vocals.”
Toby Knapp Hot 99.5 – ADAM LAMBERT: NEVER CLOSE OUR EYES Goes To US Pop Radio! Apparantly satisfied with the older airplay on older adult radio stations but wanting to truly expose LAMBERT to the more global, hip and now, in tune with what’s next audience, RCA, Lambert’s label, is going on an all out blitz to try to get pop airplay with his new single!
Gather – Adam Lambert Returns to G-A-Y Club “G-A-Y Club is London’s “largest gay and lesbian party,” that offers concerts from artists normally associated with Arena and Stadium performances. The date for Adam Lambert’s concert at G-A-Y has not yet been revealed. However, Adam has stated that he will be in the UK in June and July rehearsing with Queen for their upcoming concerts this summer in London, Moscow, and Poland. Therefore, local fans can expect the show to probably be in the next couple of months.”
NileRodgers – Adam Lambert and Diana Ross – Fun photos and a playlist!
Yahoo – Adam Lambert Offers Advice For Phillip & Jessica, Coyly Hints at ‘Idol’ Finale Prediction (VIDEO) “And what about his prediction for next week’s finale? Does Adam think Jessica can win? Adam played coy with his read-between-the-lines answer, replying: “It depends on what kind of music you listen to, musical genres…Although, what’s the type of genre that always wins every year? I’m not going to say it, but I’m asking the rhetorical question. Like, what usually wins? So…””
Newsday – Lisa Marie gets bluesy, Adam Lambert gets dance poppy and Jessica gets critiqued “…current dance music divo Adam Lambert, season 8’s runner-up performed his new single “Never Close Our Eyes.” His robust performance got some extra oomph from a giant eye backdrop and plenty of eyeliner.”
Dallas Voice – You don’t have to like Adam Lambert to help YFT “…Rosie Roetto has used Twitter, an Amazon Wish List and her Adam Lambert fan club to help bring in basic supplies including ceiling tiles, food and office chairs.
When we tried to obtain a photo of Roetto to use alongside the story, she responded as follows:
“… Isn’t the story more about Youth First Texas and the people actually putting on the prom? I don’t feel like I did enough to warrant a picture. [YFT board chair] Chris Cognetta has a wonderful picture of the 35 amazon boxes piled high on the counter from the first delivery of donations from the Adam Lambert fans…”
MSN – Adam Lambert: No Filters – “How do you want fans to feel after they finish listening to “Trespassing” from start to finish? It does get a bit heavy at the end, so what they’ll probably want to do is hit repeat and go back to [the song] “Trespassing” again. Cycle through it one more time [(laughs)]. I just want people to feel that they got to know me better; that they got to trespass into my world and kind of enjoy me trespassing into theirs.
The Hollywood Reporter – The Evolution of Adam Lambert First of a week-long series! “But it was on Idol’s live shows that the then 27-year-old truly wowed with a keen sense of theatrics that made his performances tune-in musts. Since coming in second to Kris Allen, the rocker has been able to spread his wings far beyond continental borders, touring internationally with his Glam Nation trek in 2010 and collaborating with the iconic British band Queen.”
Associated Press – Adam Lambert talks new album, ‘Idol’ knock-offs “Being on stage is part of what makes me tick and is my inspiration. When I created a lot of these songs, I would think of the visuals in my head: “How would I stage this? What would the music video look like? What would I wear? What colors are going on? What things are happening?” I’m a very visual person. Some people create a soundtrack in their head, but I create a movie in my head to my soundtrack.”
Adam Lambert Takes Idolator’s This Is Your Career! Quiz (VIDEO) “Since we’ve been following Adam’s career from the very start, we wanted to see if the pop star was paying as much attention as we were. Watch above to see if Glambert could recall his past Idol experiences, if he was on-point with his chart history, and if he knew other obscure tid-bits from his time in the spotlight. Do you know more about Adam’s career than he does?“
ABC – Adam Lambert Through the Years (SLIDE SHOW) – Gaaah!
NEXT Magazine – Rock Queen “It goes without saying that he’s a strident voice for gay rights—and one that’s not afraid of a little self-reflection, challenging our own notions about what it means to be a gay artist…”
Gather – Adam Lambert shares his action-packed schedule “Adam heads to New York today and his jam-packed schedule begins tomorrow with a performance bright and early onGood Morning America. Next, he will do the VH1 Big Morning Buzz at 10am ET and then he is off toBillboard.com for an afternoon Q&A. Adam will wrap up the day of appearances at the MLB Fan Cave, where he will do another performance for fans…Adam Lambert’s schedule probably sounds exhausting to most people, but his fans truly appreciate all his hard work. If you want to thank Adam for all he has done to give you great music, be sure to pick up his album Trespassing when it goes on sale on Tuesday!”
WATCH: Adam Lambert to perform live at iHeartRadio “Adam Lambert‘s new album, Trespassing, hits stores Tuesday, May 15 and he’s celebrating the big release by performing an intimate show as part of the iHeartRadio Live series in New York City. On Tuesday, May 15 at 5pm, tune in below to watch Adam Lambert perform songs from his new record and no doubt some old favorites. Don’t miss the show!”
Gather – Adam Lambert Album Listening Parties a Success! “On Saturday, Sony Japan hosted listening parties for Adam Lambert’s new album Trespassing in Osaka and Tokyo for small groups of contest winners. Although the album will not be released in Japan until June 6, the listening parties gave a preview of what’s to come for these lucky fans. The new music received great reviews from attendees…”
Donna Summer’s music was the soundtrack of my clubkid life, memories of which came flooding back to me when Adam entered my world. – J
Billboard – Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, Dead at 63 “For the last half hour or so I’ve been lying in my bed crying and stunned,” Chic hitmaker Nile Rodgers wrote. “Donna Summer RIP.”…Gloria Gaynor of “I Will Survive” fame released the following statement: “I am deeply saddened personally for the loss of my dear friend Donna Summer. She and I have been friends for a very long time, we were both known as the ‘Queen of Disco,’ but Donna always referred to me as the ‘First Lady of Disco.’ A fine lady and human being she was…she forever changed the way of how America danced and enjoyed themselves. She may have had her ‘Last Dance’ here on earth, but ‘Heaven Knows’ it is “dancing with joy for her arrival.”
The Queen of Disco, Who Transcended the Era “But it was a song representing the future, “I Feel Love,” that would make the most impact. Its all-electronic arrangement was a startling new sound for a pop song, and its contrast of human voice versus synthetic backdrop would echo through countless club hits in its wake.”
I Feel Love
AUDIO AND VIDEO FAVES
@jam2885: Fox Five News talks about ADAM LAMBERT’s iHeartRadio Concert in NYC 5-15-12 on their news broadcast. http://youtu.be/EF5bEoZeFCk
Fox All Access – Adam Lambert backstage at “Idol”
Jack Black Interview – mentions meeting Adam on a flight
The Home Planet – Jack Black on being Topped by Adam “On Adam’s recent return trip from New York to L.A. he was seated next to Jack Black, one half of Tenacious D and whose album Trespassing knocked out of the number 1 spot on i-tunes. Jack was being interviewed on Attack of The Show and here’s what he said of the encounter as posted by @juanitarn76…”
Nelly Furtado on Capital FM – Talks about Adam!
The tears of Lady Gaga – Japan
Glamberts Go Shopping – by @NiteNurseStat
‘Sleepwalker’ in the background of this Argentinian TV program
Wow, the mainstream media are finally starting to recognize the extraordinary impact Adam is having on people’s lives…
Adam Lambert AOL Essay Contest: Read Winner Antoinnette’s Touching Tribute to Adam “”Aftermath” was the song that changed my life. It brought me close to my child and it changed my way of thinking. The song itself brought back the time when I just couldn’t connect with my son. Each word brought back the secrets and lies the frustration and anger. You see, while I am a straight woman, I do have a gay son. For years he hid the real him because he felt he couldn’t trust a soul. I’ve been brought to tears on several occasions by the very words of “Aftermath,” because now, it represents to me what I didn’t know then…”
Skins and Stones Skeleton Key Contest Album Here’s one out of dozens of entries so far. Get creative!
FUN WITH ADAM
Staff at HMV Canada were having a jolly time yesterday getting their photos taken with Adam Lambert, or at least a facsimile thereof. Check it out!
Signage on first stall in Target. Best Buy has in stock 54 Deluxe CDs and 27 standard. Told them to keep restocking! Drum roll. From @plumcomm
@KeishaRenee: Last day in rehearsal and then a day off. Im gonna rest and spend time with my hunny and pack then we outta here. NY here we come 🙂
@AdamLambertHelp: Summer Sonic 2012 flyer handed out at Lady Gaga concert in Japan- included Adam Lambert by @ToshimiYoshino -Via @mmyy9
@Kathryn17: TV Guide says Adam will be on Kimmel on the 16th! (rerun) but cool since it’s day after album drop date!http://www.tvguide.com/search/index.aspx?keyword=Adam%20lambert @adamlambert: Happy Mothers Day!! @sam_sparro: Great photo of me crowd surfing in DC. http://www.jshorephoto.com/galleries/20120423_sam_sparrow_RnR/pages/20120424_js_0282-d-s1.htm [Editor: Can you imagine if Adam ever crowd-surfed…!!]
@JakeDingler: Just had dinner with Adam Lambert and Sutan Amrull.. Fierce!!!!!!!!
@RainOnMe83: Just touched down in NYC baby!! Thank God for safe travels!!
@utgjames In over 5 years of entertainment writing I have never encountered a digital street team as organized and self-driven as Adam Lambert’s fans.
@ToxicLED: Old guy asking us why we’re in line. “Wait is that guy *points to poster* Adam? He was on TV this morning! His voice was phenoooomenal!”
@sterlewine Among 2012’s big pop albums there are few that I’ve enjoyed as much as Trespassing, the new Adam Lamberthttp://beta.allmusic.com/album/trespassing-mw0002289102
@milestougeaux: @IsaacTheCarp Dude, youre the unsung hero back there. Impeccable meter, fills , sound, the whole enchilada. Cheers!
@LAMBERTLUST: SF Glamberts #TRESPASSING release party! Update! If you weren’t able to contact me please just show up anyway! http://www.lambertlust.com/2012/03/sf-glamberts-adam-lambert-trespassing.html?m=0
Tuesday Twitter erupts!
@adamlambert: Wow!! #Trespassing is sitting nice and high on the itunes chart! What a great sight to wake-up to! Thank you all for checking it out!!
@KeishaRenee: I wanna give a BIG SHOUT OUT to my boss @adamlambert for having the #1 album on iTunes in the US!! Next it’s the WORLD!! Congrats Man 🙂
@jambajim #todaystune: Adam Lambert – Cuckoo http://youtu.be/tY6vve7m0kg Trespassing out NOW! http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/trespassing-deluxe-version/id518854512 Congrats on LP #2, @adamlambert!!
@adamlambert: #1 on Itunes?! Yes!!!! #Trespassing
RT @smilerobismile: Runnin’ is at #109 on iTunes pop..the highest among Trespassing singles
@GallagherWitt: I think @adamlambert should have titled “Underneath” something like “All Your Grammy Awards Are Belong to Me.” It’s that awesome.#srsly
@YellowsistaBert: LOL I love the fact that #BuyAdamLambertTrespassing is TT at #1 in NZ – it doesn’t come out here for 3 more days \o/
@homotography: blasting the new @adamlambert album non-stop. Brilliant stuff!
@ClaudeKelly1m: Ummm have u bought #Trespassing, the new album from @adamlambertyet? Go! Now! That’s an order.
@KrisAllen: My friend @adamlambert came out with his new album today! #Trespassing Got to listen to it yesterday…
@hausofoh: Woah, @AdamLambert’s new album really is pretty incredible. I’m pleasantly impressed with #Trespassing.
@adamlambert: @KrisAllen @ClaudeKelly @EdenEspinosa @LoveMrSpencer@TaylorG90 @ninagarcia @AnoopDoggDesai thanks for the support!
More Tuesday Tweets
@Ala4afam: Just in case u guise are wondering! The THIRD Adam Lambert/Queen sold out today in London! \o/
@Andbren: @nilerodgers I’m heading to Z100 bldg, seeing Adam performs 4 iHart at 5pm
@nilerodgers: @Andbren Cool. I’ll DM @adamlambert. The peeps at Z100 are old friends of mine. I’m very happy for him. I couldn’t happen to a nicer guy
@brianlondon: Food poisoning sux…… Can’t even keep water down. Still got a show to do! Let’s go!@adamlambert
@Byroncooke: @adamlambert fans Im selling in #ncoe to our music director!! Gonna see if we can spin it across Australia on @fifiandjules soon!
@MoonbeamJo Omg @adamlambert You have 2 released singles & 4 unreleased singles charting on ITunes Pop!!! Congrats!!!
@CDixonAI11: @adamlambert beyond upset I couldn’t meet you tonight! You killed it bro!
@milestougeaux: @adamlambert BTW nice touch to add your old trademark AI end note riff last night. I’d almost forgotten about that.
EVENTS OF THE WEEK
May 13: TV, US. VH1 Adam Lambert Behind The Music repeat. [Source]
May 13: TV, Australia. Adam Lambert Fix on 803 [V] Hits. [More Info]
May 14: TV, US. Good Morning America. Performance and PopNews co-host 7-9am ET on ABC. [Source | Possible Livestreams]
May 14: TV, US. VH1 Big Morning Buzz at 10am ET. [Source | Possible Livestreams]
May 14: Billboard live Q&A at 3pm ET. [Source]
May 14: Concert New York City, New York at the MLB FanCave 6:30pm ET. [Source | VIP passes via Adam Official | More Info]
May 14: Interview with Celebuzz – look for fan questions. [Source]
May 14: TV, US. Performance on Jimmy Kimmel live repeat. [Source]
May 14: Trespassing released in Russia.
May 15: Radio, Concert. Z100 New York & 106.7 New York. iHeart Radio theater, Tribeca New York. [Source | Source | Livestream | Livestream]
May 15: Trespassing is released. Some international dates may vary. [Source]
May 16: Trespassing released in Finland.
May 16: TV, Australia. MTV Adam Lambert Behind The Music repeat. Repeats on May 20. Channel 810 MTV Classic. [More Info]
May 17: Magazine, US. LA Weekly People Issue. [More Info]
May 17: TV, US. Performance American Idol, performing Never Close Our Eyes. [Source |Livestream | Possible Livestream | More Livestreams| UK May18th on ITV2]
May 18: TV, Asia. Glam Nation Live on Starworld HD. [More Info]
May 18: Trespassing deluxe released in Germany [Austria ?]. [Source]
May 18: Trespassing released in Australia and New Zealand.
May 18: Radio, concert. KISS 103.5 Chicago, IL. Fantabuloso 2012 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. [Kiss 103.5 webpage | More Info]
May 19: Radio, concert. KISS 108 Boston, MA. Summer Concert 2012 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA. [More Info]
Request Adam on your local radio station – Adam Official thread lists request links for radio stations in major markets around the country.
Share these with friends and acquaintances who haven’t yet seen the Light and Love!
For more, check out our Adam Lambert boutique listings!
TRESPASSING FAN SPECIALS! Available only from MySpace, Fan CD/DVD sets and Boxed Set.
Rolling Stone digital edition with Adam article available for $4.99.
JUUN.J // BLACK LEATHER BANDED BLAZER – Here’s the jacket that Adam wore on Jimmy Kimmel.
Skins & Stones Hans Haveron Skeleton Key pendant
Anyone on your Holiday Gift list who needs a pair of Rick Owens boots?
Adam at the Do Something Awards rocks Nicolina Royale’s garland necklace. Check out her store – Great gift ideas.
Need feather hair extensions? Hop over to @PeaceFrogDesign’s Etsy store!
Check out Janet Kofoed’s Etsy store. She has a whole line of Glam Nation-inspired jewelry, poetic, nature-inspired and beautifully executed.
Picture in Pencil.com – great color pencil drawings of Adam Lambert by @jolson12miggles
Lock and Handcuffs T-shirt from Lambosessed We love her original “One Nation Under Glam” designs! Lambosessed explains her design approach: “I aim for easily wearable designs instantly recognisable by fans as having a connection with Adam while retaining a subtlety that doesn’t require them to bear his name.”
Get anime superhero Adam on a charity T-shirt 4 Japan ($5 goes to Red Cross).
The imported Sleepwalker single can now be ordered at U.S. Amazon
Labor of Love Project – Buy Scarlett Cherry’s gorgeous new CD. Organic goodies for moms and babies too!