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Adam Lambert On His Grammy Nom

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Adam Lambert is excited about his Grammy Nom, and he's got a lot to say about it!

He's been nominated for best male pop vocal performance for his song Whataya Want From Me, from his 2009 debut album.

Here's Lambert on learning about his nomination:

"I was awoken by my manager in the morning while in Paris. Much more effective than my usual cup of coffee to wake me up. I was so excited! After our call, I saw that a bunch of friends and family had texted and written emails."

And here's what he had to say about the song that got him the nomination:

"I recorded Whataya Want From Me on a day off from the Idols Live Arena tour and I was pretty wiped out due to the show schedule. I knew the song would be a key track on my album and it was my first time working with the incredible Max Martin and Shellback, so I was a bit apprehensive. The vocal ad libs at the end were the most challenging as they are quite high and it had been a long day. When I heard the first mix, I felt really confident the song would have success thanks to the flawless production."

And here's Lambert on how he's not just a product of American Idol:

"I believe American Idol is a dream platform for any artist. It did not however, teach me how to sing or perform. I made music for years prior to the show but knew that most major labels wouldn't be interested in me as a mainstream pop artist unless I could develop a legitimate fan base and prove that I had talent. Idol gave me these opportunities. But I feel I earned my current success by preparing and executing a variety of strong performances every week on the show and being comfortable being different."

And more about the nomination:

"In addition to the writers and producers of the track, I hope that at this point, after all the hard work I've done over the past year, the nomination will give me credibility as a true vocalist in the industry, and perhaps help fade some of the stigma that comes from rising to fame on a competition show."

We're proud of you, Adam, and we wish you the best of luck with the Grammys!

What do U think about Adam Lambert's Grammy nom?

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73 comments to “Adam Lambert On His Grammy Nom”

  1. 1

    I'm excited as a dog with a new bottom!!!! HAHAHAHA Adam SO deserves this and so much more. He must be floating on air right now. I think he's got tough competition and may not win it but just having the nom and in THAT company has gotta be major!!

  2. 2

    I love him !

  3. 3

    gag. i hate adam lambert. he's an imitation.

  4. 4

    i hate adam lambert. he's an imitation. a follower.

  5. 5

    and his voice is hideous.

  6. Melll says – reply to this


    I love this guy! I was so surprised and happy for him that he got a Grammy nom. Dude is talented, works his ass off and also happens to be a sweetheart. And his voice is gorgeous on that song, well deserved.

  7. 7

    love him love his voice!!!!!

  8. 8

    Re: Jovan Alababa
    Get a lifeand a hearing aid!!

  9. 9

    Re: Jovan Alababa – Get a life and a hearing aid!!

  10. 10

    Re: Jovan Alababa
    Yes… he follows in the path of greatness…Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and yet true to his very own unique and innovative self with a talent unmatched in the music world today!!

  11. 11

    He's right about having strong performances on American Idol - I loved him on that show and the ballads he sang. Love, love, loved him! I don't care about the 'different' part. For me it's about the song and the voice. He's got a beautiful gift - his voice. More sweet, slow love songs, Adam, please!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. 12

    he is amazing!
    he better win the grammy!!

  13. 13

    Bye Bye Adam:)

  14. 14

    I'm sure he's floating on cloud nine. Good for him. He's a great talent. I'm happy for him.

  15. JLM says – reply to this


    Adam Lambertt is one the best male vocalist out there today. He has mad talent, heavenly charisma and when you see him live it almost takes your breath away. I am so excited for him I can't stand it!!! Love him.

  16. 16

    Wishing you much luck Adam! You have worked very hard and deserve this nomination.

  17. 17

    I am thrilled that Adam Lambert got a best pop vocal Grammy nomination. And he deserves to win it, too.

  18. 18

    Congratulations Adam! You deserve the nomination. You're an incredible artist!

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  20. 20

    I have to admit there is no one out there more deserving of a vocal performance Grammy than Adam Lambert. WWFM is a great song, but he could sing anything 11 different ways from Sunday and still sing them well. He's gifted, that's just it. He also works very hard and it seems from his interviews that he can even speak! Intelligently, and so you can understand him. I think he actually deserves to win in this category.

  21. 21

    I love Adam he's be best…. Adam Lambert deserves to win.

  22. 22

    Congratulations Adam! You have worked so hard for this. I'm loving your new acoustic EP, especially Aftermath.

  23. 23

    Ha! Eat sh**t, haters! Adam's nominated, recognized by the only award show that actually matters. Screw People's Choice, AMAs and VMAs. Give 'em hell, Adam! Keep on climbing to the top! More Grammys coming your way!

  24. Avaah says – reply to this


    Adam has an unbelievable gift that he shares 100% with each performance. No one deserves this more! Love him!

  25. 25

    Whether you enjoy his music or not, this man is an amazing performer who worked his butt off to get where he is. He may seem like a competition cliche but, if you delve into his background, you find he has paid his dues over and over and that is partly why he is so wildly respected in the industry.
    The guy is GOOD and deserves his success. Congrats Adam and much luck in all you do.

  26. 26

    This is a very serious matter!!
    We must all stand together in this dark times!
    Homosexuals must be punished for their ghastly mental illness, ass sniffing!
    I suggest we we cuff up adam lambert in a coffin in central park with only his head sticking out!
    Then we all go and fart in his face.
    One time in the morning, lunch, dinner and before bedtime!
    We could make a religion out of it!
    Eureka, this is fantastic news everybody!
    Come, people….join us in this revelation!!

  27. 27

    i love adam!!!! so talented and such a great entertainer!!

  28. 28

    Adam should only be nominated for a Grammy if Fruit of the Loom sponsors it.

  29. 29

    Are you frickin' kidding me? THAT SONG SUCKS!!! Every time it comes on the radio I have to either turn the dial or turn the radio off

    I'm sure that they could have found a better song and a better performer to nominate

    Just sayin'

  30. Eilee says – reply to this


    UHMMMMMM there is no Stigma; ONLY HUBRIS!!!!!!! DO you think people appreciated you sticking your crouch in your dancers face???????
    That is the reason– NO STIGMA
    Carrie Underwood doesnt have a stigma! GET OVER YOURSELF

  31. 31

    Re: Jovan Alababa

    I totally agree with you Jovan

  32. 6one9 says – reply to this


    I knew Adam would “make it““ in music “ the first time I saw him on AI!!
    Way 2 go Adam!! Nothing but “ the best “ 4 u!! Rock on with your “bad ass “ self!! :)

  33. 33

    his acoustic EP coming out this monday!

  34. 34

    Re: Jovan Alababa – Hey buddy it is time to take your meds. Ignorance is oozing out of your ears!!!!!!

  35. 35

    Thrilled! Cannot wait!

  36. 36

    ok is it just me or does his pic look like his wand is wrapped in black fabric and just hanging out there lol

  37. 37

    @Truthabove, your sick! You don't know shit about Jesus Christ. Adam is very talented. He has a gift. I'm very happy for his grammy nomimation.

  38. 38

    Re: truthabove – Why don't you take your pu**y sniffing face and crawl back into your cave with all the other neanderthals that are here hating on Adam Lambert. You so called men are so insecure about yourselves that you take your frustration out on the one person who actually knows who he is and is proud of it!!! Get some therapy for yourselves and get it quick!!!! Happy for you Adam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. 39

    Re: Jovan Alababa – I am completely with you!!

  40. J.Ann says – reply to this


    I'm so proud of Adam! He totally deserves the nomination. Whataya Want From Me is an amazing song too. Regardless whether he gets the award or not, he's a winner. =)

  41. 41


    Thanks for reading what is REAL!

  42. 42

    Yay!!! CONGRATS ADAM!!! You're so by far the BEST to EVA come out of American Idol !!!

  43. 43

    Re: AbbylynnRe: WTWhat
    Got damn idiots!!
    I am just trying to do adam lambert a favor.
    Since he like to sniff ass then this would be excellent for him,
    I think he would be very happy inf act!!
    He is a dirty cocksucker and will go direct to hell anyway!!
    We must get rid of homoes….

  44. 44

    Re: truthabove – Your opinions are horrific and you should be ashamed of yourself. We are all human beings and we should never hate each other. You have way to much hatred and its terrible and scary.

  45. 45

    I LOVE Adam! I'm so happy he got nominated and I wish him the best.He's an amazing singer. I just wish he wasn't going up against Michael Jackson in that category.Of course, I'm rooting for Michael because, well, its Michael and I'm sentimental like that, but if MJ has to lose to anybody, I hope its Adam. Congrats bb!

  46. 46

    Great job! Congrats to Adam Lambert!

  47. 47

    He's not my cup of tea, but I very much enjoyed what he had to say. It's a pleasure to read such a well spoken person.

  48. 48

    90 percent of the grammy noms are ridiculous…just goes to show what crap popular music has become. lambert's forgettable album does not deserve any awards.

  49. 49

    Love that song and his vocals are gorgeous as always! Congratulations Adam!!!

  50. 50

    So proud of Adam. He deserves to win this award but beating MJ will be extremely hard to do. So happy to see the commenters (with the exception of 2 or 3 insane people here) are so much nicer than what I usually see on this site. Perez, maybe you being nicer made your followers nicer. What do you think?

  51. 51

    Re: truthabove – No we need to get rid of idiots like you!!!!!

  52. 52

    Re: Jovan Alababa – You are right: eyeliner, tights or fire on stage do not make Adam a great performer or an artist. They are just some extra. What makes him a great performer and an true artist are his incredible voice, his out of this world stage charisma, his sweet soul and his willingness to work his butt off to reach his goal. He is amazing and deserves his Grammy nomination. Congrats Adam!!!

  53. 53

    I'm so pround of him!! You have no idea!! he deserves this!!

  54. 54

    Re: lacey1Re: WTWhat – I suggest you useless cocksuckers hook up and fuck each other with a big black dildo!! You are worth nothing to the world, always remember that!!!

  55. 55

    great voice and love his songs. he deserves this i hope he wins it

  56. 56


  57. 57

    yes good on him i just wondering what the manager is doing to wake him up exactly in paris thats more ;effective ' than coffee… anyways CONGRATULATIONS …

  58. 58


  59. 59

    Re: truthabove – and we straight people need to get rid of jerks like you.
    Anyway, with all the losers being nominated to the grammies, I would prefer Adam Lambert to win 100% over any other one. At least the doode can sing. Why the eff Katty Perry and etc. are nominated at all….

  60. 60

    i found out at like 11 at night that he was nominated. i proceeded to email my friends and scream a few times and not sleep. yep. dont even judge me.

  61. 61

    I've stood up for Adam quite often, but he's beginning to wear my patience. While Idol may not have taught him how to sing–I'd say he missed the workshop on class.

    I totally love gay men but he's a tad over the top. He loves to push the envelope and draw attention by shocking the members of his audience. A word to the wise: It may be working now, but people will become weary and ultimately stop paying attention.

  62. 62

    Ehh dont care too much. Have nothing against him personally but he is very bland and does not stand out from the other strong male prescences in the pop "wing" of the industry. Sorry Adam.

  63. 63

    Yay ADAM! So happy for him ♥

    And I love that he is always so articulate when he gives an interview, so refreshing compared to most of the mumblers out there.

  64. 64

    Re: truthabove – Done wasting my breath on you!!! LOVE YOU ADAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the best male singer in today's world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. 65

    Re: ComeTheFuckOnPerez

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha……hohohohohohohohoho …….teeheeteehee!!!!!! ***ROTFL****

    Bland? Doesn't stand out?

    Oh,now that's a real knee slapper!!

    Thanks for the laugh!!


  66. open says – reply to this


    Not really and Adam fan or a fan of that song.. but, usually songs that win artists rewards these days are not good anyway. But Adam can sing and I really don't know why people need to put him down. whatever. good luck to him.

  67. 67

    So thrilled for Adam's nomination. This should be the first of MANY more to come. Adam is uber talented and an ORIGINAL….unlike the "packaged" pop stars out there. Not everything Adam does will be "popular" but if you are lucky enough to see him live in concert, you'll know that Adam is among the very best on the planet.

  68. 68

    i'm uber excited about this. so proud of Adam. he has worked really hard to get this. i know there is little chance of him winning but i hope he gets to perform at the show! :)

  69. 69

    Am I the only one that thinks he sounds like a cat dying a very painful death when he hits those high notes? Not to mention the way he sticks his tongue out the whole time he's trying to reach the high notes. No thank you.

  70. 70

    Re: ComeTheFuckOnPerez – is that a joke?

  71. 71

    Adam congratulations!! Even if you don't win you still are an amazing singer..

  72. 72

    I am SOOOOOOOO excited for Adam!! No one deserves it more than him. He is BY FAR the best male vocalist out there today. No one even comes close!!!

  73. 73

    Whose Adam Lambert?