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
Homecoming: Live in Orlando
Runtime: 1 hr 28 minBackstreet Boys’ Homecoming: Live In Orlando finds Nick, Brian, Kevin, AJ and Howie returning to where it all began for an unforgettable New Year's Eve set featuring the hits "As Long As You Love Me," "All I Have To Give" and "Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)."
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 56 minFormed by American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry in 2006, this band is a recipe for success. Daughtry, their self-titled release, was listed as the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history. Truly revitalizing the rock genre, Daughtry’s triple-platinum album features Chris’ rugged voice and the band’s heavy, polished sound. On this episode of Soundstage, Daughtry performs fan favorites with passionate intensity, including rock gems “It’s Not Over” and “What I Want,” power ballads “Feels Like Tonight” and “Home” and many more you won’t want to miss.
The Monster Ball Tour At Madison Square Garden
Runtime: 2 hr 10 minThis musical release from mega pop star Lady Gaga captures a live performance by the diva, recorded at Madison Square Garden in New York, in honor of her Monster Ball Tour. Some of the songs featured in the concert include "Dance in the Dark," "Glitter and Grease," "Just Dance," and more.
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!
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.
Lets Get Loud
Runtime: 1 hr 42 minLet’s Get Loud was taped over two sold-out nights at Roberto Clemente Stadium in Puerto Rico in September of 2001. J. Lo performs her greatest hits plus a special performance of Selena’s "I Could Fall In Love."
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.
Live: Black and White Tour
Runtime: 1 hr 54 minFollowing on the heels of the Multi-Platinum and critically acclaimed MTV Unplugged, Ricky Martin returns with his first ever Live concert to be released commercially.