Adam Lambert Makes Music History
May 23, 2012 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
Adam Lambert made history today as the first openly gay artist to have the No. 1 album in the country.
Trepassing, Lambert’s second album, debuted today at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Chart with 77,000 albums sold, reported Billboard.
Though other gay musicians like Elton John and George Michael have had No. 1 albums, none managed to top the charts after coming out.
Lambert rose to stardom as a finalist on the television show "American Idol." He is the seventh "Idol" finalist to reach No. 1 on the charts.
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