Lambert makes music history, first out performer to debut #1 album on Billboard

Fans of Adam Lambert have been waiting on pins and needles studded gloves and platform shoes for the last week, wondering if his dazzling second album would sell enough copies to top the Billboard Album Chart (something his first album For Your Entertainment missed, having peaked at #3).

Well, Glamberts can rejoice, because Trespassing is officially the #1 album in the country. His PR reps were the first to break the happy news this morning:

Here’s the Billboard confirmation.

Not only does this confirm that Adam is no American Idol flash-in-the-pan, but he’s made music history:

He’s become the first out male artist to have a #1 album.

Other gay performers such as Elton John and George Michael have hit #1, but only before they came out, and they haven’t managed that honor since.

It’s been a long road to #1, but thanks to a loyal fan base, a stellar album, and Adam’s enthusiastic promotion, he’s now in a class by himself. Congrats!

Below you can see Adam talk about the learning process between his first and second albums, and how he’s grown as an artist.

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