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
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.
Runtime: 1 hrEnrique Iglesias, an international Latin pop-star who was determined to find his own path to success and not be overshadowed by his world famous father, Julio Iglesias. In 1995 Enrique dropped out of University to debut his first album, which proved to be a huge success. This paved the way to stardom for Enrique and he is now one of the top selling artists of our time. By 2014 he has sold more than one hundred million records worldwide, amassed more than seventy number-one rankings, voted as the sexiest singer alive and has been labelled as â€˜The King of Latin Popâ€™. Follow the rise to success of the Latin Hero, Enrique Iglesias.
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)."
One Night Only
Runtime: 48 minRicky Martin: One Night Only invites you on and offstage with one of Latin music’s biggest superstars! This video features live versions of "Livin’ La Vida Loca" and "La Copa De La Vida" plus guest appearances from Carlos Santana and José Feliciano.
L'Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Affinis Consort Sinfonia Pop
Runtime: 1 hr 34 minFilmed in the elegant surroundings of the 19th century Teatro Sociale in Como, Italy, this amazing show features MIKA performing all his best-loved songs accompanied by a full orchestra conducted by Simon Leclerc. The show is a perfect fusion of pop and orchestral and includes tracks from his most recent album, the critically acclaimed “No Place In Heaven,” alongside hits from across his hugely successful career. As ever, MIKA is a charming and amiable host and is clearly in his element interacting with the orchestra and conductor Simon Leclerc. This is a magical performance captured in beautiful surroundings and not to be missed.
Revenge is Sweeter Tour
Runtime: 1 hr 10 minThe Veronicas hail from Brisbane, Australia, where twin sisters Jess and Lisa Origliasso began working in show business at the age of five. Born on Christmas Day in 1984, Jess and Lisa first performed as the Origliasso Twins, and their appearances at awards shows and sporting events drew the attention of agents and talent agencies. As teenagers, the twins released three teen pop albums under the name Lisa & Jessica, and they began making forays into TV after landing recurring roles in the Australian children's series Cybergirl. After Jess received a guitar as a birthday present in 2002, though, the girls started devoting more time to songwriting, gradually transforming their sound from pop to alternative rock in the process.
Stripped: Live in the UK
Runtime: 1 hr 54 minStripped: Live In The U.K. is the first live release from Christina Aguilera, documenting her sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Arena during her first-ever European tour.
Feelin So Good
Runtime: 1 hr 29 minThis compliation includes interviews with Jennifer, her family and friends, live performances, and her spectacular videos. Songs include "If You Had My Love," "No Me Ames," "Let's Get Loud," "Waiting For Tonight," and "Feelin' So Good."
One Sequin at a Time
Runtime: 1 hr 3 minLady Gaga- the worlds most talented and controversial pop star. Born and raised in New York City, Gaga started as an aspiring pianist and songwriter, having taught herself to play the piano at a very young age. She soon shot to fame through sheer determination and after the release of her debut album, The Fame. One Sequin at Time explores the ups and downs of this highly influential superstar. With commentary from such stars as Ozzy Osbourne, Akon, and Michael Bolton, see how Lady Gaga is taking on the world - one sequin at a time.
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.
Live at V Festival 2014
Runtime: 42 minSam Smith’s performance at the Live at V Festival 2014 is one of those performances that captures the audience in a heartbeat. Among the performed songs are the hits “I'm Not the Only One”, “Lay Me Down”, “La La La,” and of course the ultimate chartbreaker ”Stay with Me”.
It comes as no surprize that in December 2014, Smith was nominated for six Grammy Awards, and at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2015 he won four: Best New Artist, "Stay with Me" for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and In the Lonely Hour for Best Pop Vocal Album.