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Adam Lambert Makes Music History

Adam LambertAdam 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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