American Idol fans may know him as the guy who (just barely) lost to Kris Allen in the talent contest's eighth season, but Adam Lambert already had a solid performing career behind him by the time he auditioned for Idol. And no one should be surprised to learn that the dramatic tenor's earlier career was almost entirely in musical theatre. A stage actor since childhood, Lambert starred alongside Val Kilmer in The Ten Commandments: The Musical and got an understudy gig in the Wicked touring company. At his coworkers' prompting, he auditioned for Idol in San Francisco and quickly began winning the judges' praise for his strong and often dramatic renditions of tunes like Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" and Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire." His defeat by the clean-cut Allen for the top slot was bitterly disappointing to some judges and fans, but not so surprising to others, who recognized that Adam "Glambert's" glammy, goth-esque and often flamboyant style is not exactly in line with today's pop charts. But his devoted fan base suggests that his 2009 debut album will be a huge success.
Adam Lambert Concert Films
Glam Nation Live
Runtime: 1 hr 7 minGlam Nation Live album for sale by Adam Lambert was released Mar 22, 2011 on the RCA label. Recorded in August of 2010, Glam Nation Live features performances by former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert recorded during the Indianapolis, IN stop of his 2010 Glam Nation tour.
Adam Lambert Top Tracks
A Night Out With the Backstreet Boys
Runtime: 1 hr 11 minA Night Out With the Backstreet Boys is a once in a lifetime concert recorded before 200 handpicked fans in Cologne, Germany. Hear Brian, Nick, AJ, Kevin and Howie with a string section and choir performing fan favorites like you’ve never heard them.
Runtime: 1 hrEnrique Iglesias, an international Latin pop-star who was determined to find his own path to success and not be overshadowed by his world famous father, Julio Iglesias. In 1995 Enrique dropped out of University to debut his first album, which proved to be a huge success. This paved the way to stardom for Enrique and he is now one of the top selling artists of our time. By 2014 he has sold more than one hundred million records worldwide, amassed more than seventy number-one rankings, voted as the sexiest singer alive and has been labelled as â€˜The King of Latin Popâ€™. Follow the rise to success of the Latin Hero, Enrique Iglesias.
Runtime: 1 hr 1 minHe is one of the most successful recording artists of the 21st century. From the Mickey Mouse Club to NSYNC, Justin Timberlake has gone on to become an international superstar as a solo artist. There have been many highs and lows throughout his well publicised and extremely high profile career, from his break up with Britney, to winning the life time achievement award at the 2013 VMA awards. There is no doubt that Justin Timberlake is the quintessential superstar of his generation. Throughout this documentary you will discover the ins and outs of his amazing career and personal life, including interviews with the man himself and with show biz experts. This is the truly remarkable story of an iconic superstar: Justin Timberlake.
Live at the iHeart Festival 2014
Runtime: 52 minDistinctly emotive, soul-inspired vocalist Sam Smith was among the most commercially successful artists to arrive during the early 2010s. Prior to his breakthrough at the age of 21, the London, England-born singer and songwriter balanced study with music, sang in choirs and in bands, and performed in musical theater productions. His live performance at the iHeart Festival in 2014 is an absolute must-see for all music aficionados as he sings his all-time hit songs.
Genie Gets Her Wish
Runtime: 1 hr 14 minYou know the hits—“Genie In A Bottle,” “What A Girl Wants,” “I Turn To You”—but on Genie Gets Her Wish, you’ll see Christina Aguilera like never before, in studio, in concert and some exclusive looks backstage!
Let's Get Real
Runtime: 1 hr 14 minHer talents go from acting, to fashion, dancing and singing. With a net worth over 250 million dollars, J.Lo has conquered the Latin American and pop music scene. From the streets of the Bronx to the red carpets of Hollywood, she has achieved more than most would dream for. Follow the story of one of the most talented and successful women in showbiz. The real Latina diva, Jennifer Lopez.
L'Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Affinis Consort Sinfonia Pop
Runtime: 1 hr 34 minFilmed in the elegant surroundings of the 19th century Teatro Sociale in Como, Italy, this amazing show features MIKA performing all his best-loved songs accompanied by a full orchestra conducted by Simon Leclerc. The show is a perfect fusion of pop and orchestral and includes tracks from his most recent album, the critically acclaimed “No Place In Heaven,” alongside hits from across his hugely successful career. As ever, MIKA is a charming and amiable host and is clearly in his element interacting with the orchestra and conductor Simon Leclerc. This is a magical performance captured in beautiful surroundings and not to be missed.
Runtime: 1 hr 49 minOn the one hand, pop musically speaking, worldbeaters such as Kylie Minogue are few and far between. Singers and performers of her stature and popularity rarely maintain their power for as long as she was able to. Her streaks of number one singles in both Australia and the U.K. are nearly insurmountable. And yet, on the other hand, her inability to really crack open the American pop market over the course of her career is a story that is heard all too often from groups hailing from nations as pop powerful as Australia and the U.K. Eventually, with the hugely successful "Can't Get You Out of My Head," Kylie would rattle the American pop psyche, reminding the rather insular scene that the bubbly girl who had first made waves with the 1987 cover of "The Loco Motion" had developed into a stylish, experienced, and able pop performer with a clear agenda — both musically and visually — and the chops to match. To focus on Minogue's American problem would only be looking at a small fraction of the larger story.
Queens of Pop
Runtime: 27 minIn January 2011, ARTE viewers voted for the ‘Queens of Pop’. 8 pop queens were chosen from 50 proposals and these are presented in a 26-minute documentary: From the 1960s: Diana Ross. From the 1970s: Donna Summer and Debbie Harry. From the 1980s: Madonna. From the 1990s: Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. From 2000-2009: Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. The title of the programme, ‘Queens of Pop’, in itself shows where the emphasis lies – none of those simplistic chart rankings, but instead a documentary series that looks at our cultural history, dealing with the women who shaped popular music over the past fifty years.
Runtime: 59 minAn inside look at how the superstar rose to fame and why she continues to splash the headline today. Now an international sensation, Gaga's music reflects her innermost experiences and secrets. She is known for pushing the boundaries in her shows with outrageous themes and outfits and lovingly calls her fans little monsters. With rare footage of Gaga herself and interviews from industry professionals, this is her incredible story.