Adam Lambert Update – January 18-24, 2016
Spun ~1,128 times during the January 10-16 tracking week (+97), Lambert’s “Another Lonely Night” reaches #25 on this week’s Mediabase Hot AC chart.
If you haven’t heard by now that Adam sings on the new Oreo commercial, you’ve been living under a rock. He keeps us entertained!
AdWeek – Oreo and Adam Lambert Kick Off the Cookie’s Campaign About Diversity and Tolerance “Oreo is the latest brand to take a stab at making the world a better place, as it launches a global campaign urging people to “Open Up” to new people and experiences—a message of diversity and tolerance delivered first in a 30-second spot with vocal by Adam Lambert.”
Fast Company – ADAM LAMBERT SINGS FOR OREO IN NEW GLOBAL AD CAMPAIGN “Of course working with Lambert also seems like a no-brainer. He’s a pop star with a huge social following and fan base (not to mention he just snagged an extremely high-profile role in the Rocky Horror Picture Showremake for Fox TV), but Oreo’s global brand director Jennifer Hull says that the brand’s criteria for working with artists goes beyond sheer popularity.
“We look for someone who exemplifies the trademark elements of Oreo—openness, curiosity, and play—and then what their unique approach can bring to the campaign with their voice and music,” says Hull. “It’s a way to keep things fresh and relevant. We were looking for somebody who embodied the inclusive spirit of the campaign, but also the lyrics and spot have a great energy about them so we wanted someone who could deliver on that energy as well. We’ve followed Adam on his incredible journey fromAmerican Idol to now, so it’s clear he has a really strong following and we’re thrilled with the optimism, hopefulness and overall energy he brings to the campaign.””
Spin Magazine – Today in #Brands: Avicii’s Coca-Cola Song vs. Adam Lambert’s Oreo Jingle “…Oreo’s going for a more general — if not especially outstanding — modern pop feel. Adam Lambert isn’t the biggest name in pop despite “Ghost Town” being one of the greatest songs ever written (fight me on this), but he’s still more hip than Avicii, who, sorry, peaked a while ago.” LOL!
THE ORIGINAL HIGH TOUR DATES
Alex Newell Will Join Adam Lambert on Tour “Newell recently dropped the first track from Power, “This Ain’t Over.” The vibrant dance-pop track flawlessly revives disco if only for a few short minutes. Without the gimmicks of manufactured radio pop, Newell manages to serve “This Ain’t Over” with pure talent. The Out100 honoree’s vivacious presence is nothing short of Whitney-esque.”
BYRON’S ULTIMATE SHUT-DOWN
The audience was on fire! And so was Adam!
The Original High
Adam Lambert TOH tour Auckland 1-22-16 (#2) GT Run/CH/SW UG Rumors – via FunkyBeach
DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
Margaret Cho wants to have ‘the most political gay show’ in Singapore More and more we see cultural references to Adam! “…‘My goal is, like Adam Lambert, to get some kind of petition against me performing because my show is going to be so much more gay,’ said 47-year-old Cho, making reference to a petition some Singaporeans drew up in 2015 against Adam Lambert performing in the nation’s New Year countdown show, as Lambert was deemed as ‘a performer fraught with controversy even in his home country’…In an interview with local news agency The New Paper, Cho shared that the Singapore show ‘will be the most raunchy, the most political gay show that ever happened’. Cho is also hoping that there will be some petition, outrage and protest. ‘To be arrested during the show – that’s the key!’ Cho added.”
Headline Planet – ADAM LAMBERT’S “GHOST TOWN” RECEIVES GOLD CERTIFICATION IN THE US “Lambert’s “Ghost Town” formally received the RIAA distinction on January 15, 2016. Under the terms of the RIAA’s digital singles program, the gold honor confirms a US unit total of at least 500,000. One unit is equal to 1 paid download or 100 streams.”
iHeart Radio – Add Adam Lambert To Your List Of Must-See Concerts This Year “2016 is going to be a one huge year for concerts. You have Adele, Justin Bieber, Troye Sivan, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, and now Adam Lambert to see live in the flesh.”
The Wireless – Review: Adam Lambert at Auckland Town Hall “Lambert set this tone in the first 15 minutes of the show with a surprising but telling move. He played ‘For Your Entertainment‘, his first post-Idolsingle (remembered primarily for his AMA performance, when he kissed his male guitar player on live network television) back-to-back with ‘Ghost Town’, the lead single from The Original High. Bookending the old and the new was a statement of intent: we were here to cross that bridge with him, to acknowledge his past iterations but not remain shackled to them…”
The 13th Floor -Adam Lambert – Auckland Town Hall January 22, 2016. “…Lambert has, there’s no denying it, a quite superb voice. He was a huge success with Queen because he brought a not inconsiderable vocal talent to bear on some of the finest songs in the rock canon. And right there was one of the biggest weaknesses of last night’s show. When he’s got the songs to sing, Adam Lambert is an outstanding singer. Give him a Queen song, and you’ll find few, if any, equals. But his own material, written by any number of different songwriters-for-hire over three albums, is of considerably less consistent quality…”
Sydney Morning Herald – What would Freddie do? Adam Lambert on fronting Queen and holding back “This February, Lambert is back in Australia on his Original High Tour. This third album has a thrill-seeking theme, but he’s dialled back the vocal gymnastics – now that he’s got nothing to prove. Take the single Ghost Town, which went double platinum over here. It’s what he’s previously called an “existential dance goth rave thing”, and he’s singing low and urgent. “Well… until the end,” Lambert says with a chuckle. “Then I really let it rip. But I have finally realised if I save those crazy high notes, and just use them here and there, they have more value.””
VIDEO AND AUDIO FAVS
This or That with Adam Lambert
7 Years of Adam Lambert, by goldandleather
And remember this, interviewed just before going on American Idol
From KardamDoll, probably the only chance we’ll have to see him sans shirt!