Adam Lambert Releases New Label Deal – FINALLY!!

Hallelujah! Adam Lambert’s new label deal is out and it couldn’t be better news! Although we heard months ago during an interview with Ryan Seacrest that Adam was signed to a new label, he wouldn’t reveal who it was with. Speculation came to a head a few weeks ago when blogs were reporting that Adam was being followed on Twitter (twollowed?) by Warner Bros. Records. Adam finally confirmed this yesterday in an exclusive interview with Billboard.

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Photo by Lee Cherry

The biggest surprise is how long he’s been signed. It turns out the day after he announced his separation from RCA, he was contacted by Warner Bros. Records! To make it even better, pop music geniuses Max Martin and Shellback are the Executive Producers on his next album. Hopefully he’ll reveal why he waited so long to announce the new deal. And since the wait has been so long, what was so special about yesterday to release the news? I think Adam has really matured – he was able to keep this a secret for 1 ½ years! Shirley Halperin reported the RCA “undeal” on July 12, 2013 in an exclusive for The Hollywood Reporter and the same Shirley Halperin also got the exclusive for the following Billboard story. Wow, is she on Adam’s “good list!”

  • Some of my favorite quotes from the article are:
    “As (Max) Martin tells Billboard exclusively: “Shellback and I first realized in 2009 that a voice and talent like Adam Lambert’s doesn’t come around very often. We loved the experience and hoped our paths would cross again.”
  • Adam revealed “the first single will be out in April. I think people are going to be really surprised. The album feels like a new era for me — emotionally, lyrically, sonically. It feels fresh, it feels new. It’s still me. It’s still stuff that fans know and love but it’s a new chapter 100 percent.
  • I wanted something more internal and more grounded. A little less with the theatrical and the camp and the presentation. I wanted to bring it in a bit more. Being on the road with a British rock band, and being in London a lot this year, rehearsing with them and doing TV gigs, I think that has affected my sound and where we are headed with it.
  • I learned a lot about my fans through the years — the big picture of it and how you have to listen to them.

Is your heart beating faster now?! First single in April! Read the following Billboard exclusive and let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

Love ya!
~ Carol ~

Exclusive: Adam Lambert Signs New Major Label Deal, Max Martin to Executive Produce Album

by Shirley Halperin and Michele Amabile Angermiller

It’s said that you can’t keep a good man down, but in the case of Adam Lambert, he was down barely 24 hours.

The American Idol season-eight runner-up and current frontman for Queen tells Billboard that he has found a new home at Warner Bros. Records, and that the label got in touch right after news broke that he had split from RCA Records.

“The next day, Warner Bros. contacted us, which I thought was pretty amazing and it was a kind of relief,” says Lambert. “It was just a scary thing to make that announcement to the world.”

Ever the go-getter, Lambert and his management team at Direct Management Group regrouped and brainstormed, deciding to reach out to Swedish songwriter-producers Max Martin and Shellback. The two first worked with Lambert months after his Idol near-win and the collaboration yielded two hits, “Whataya Want From Me,” which reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “If I Had You,” which spent 20 weeks on the chart, peaking at No. 30.

“So I scheduled a meeting with Max Martin and Shellback. We started talking about life, politics, fashion, everything under the sun,” Lambert recalls. “They said, ‘You seem different, Adam,’ and I said, ‘I feel a little different.’ And I just asked them for their help.”

Four years after their first sit-down, the trio picked up where they left off, with Martin and Shellback offering to executive-produce the 32-year-old singer’s next release, his first under his new multiple-album deal with Warner Bros., due out in early summer.

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About Carol

I started writing on this site back in May 2009, not knowing what I was in for or where it would take me. I had no idea of the joy and personal satisfaction I'd find here. I never dreamed that I'd get to meet Adam, but that dream came true! The bonus of becoming such great friends with Lila and the other fans is what keeps me going. Music gets me though every day. In addition to Adam, I love Muse, Linkin Park, 80s and finding newer bands and supporting them by attending everything that's within 350 miles. With Adam, the boundaries are farther! Thanks for joining us on this ride! :)

Comments

  1. CelticMairin says:

    Oh joy! Oh bliss! Oh rapture! What an exciting announcement. This has indeed been an amazing week from the start of the QAL European tour to Adam’s judging stint on AI to this most recent piece of news. I’m going to be on tenterhooks until the release of the single in April.

    Also, Queen & Adam are nominated for the 2014 Tour of the Year – 4th Annual Ultimate Classic Rock Awards

    Read More: 2014 Tour of the Year – 4th Annual Ultimate Classic Rock Awards | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tour-of-the-year-2014/?trackback=tsmclip

    QAL are currently sitting in the top spot but are fast losing ground to Foreigner / Styx / Don Felder. QAL definitely deserve the top spot, so fans need to VOTE VOTE VOTE once an hour to keep them at #1.
    The poll closes on February 3.

  2. Thrilled to hear this news! Maybe Adam will turn to his soulful rock roots this time. Can’t wait to hear the results this spring. It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day!

  3. I like the part where Werner Bros had emergency meetings in the middle of the night to put an incredible offer together, within 24 hours, because they know Adam is an INTERNATIONAL ROCK GOD \O/

    Which of course we knew 6 years ago.

  4. Lila Hayes Zubik says:

    Yay! I can’t believe they waited so long for that, but glad none-the-less.

  5. Adamicted says:

    I just voted & so far Queen & Adam are in the lead at 47%. Please everyone make a note to vote as often as you can!
    Yes…we did know about this amazing Rock God six years ago! The very first time he walked on AI to audition. It’s been a full circle with him judging on AI this last week…2 hours of shear BLISS for all the Glamberts He did such an amazing job as well as per JLO & Harry! His raise has taken longer then I would have ever thought for Adam to get where he is now…but the momentum has started & thinking the gig with Queen (which was FRIGGIN FANTASTIC) should certainly assist with radio air time when his single comes out in April. OK DJ’s across the world…no denying this super start talent any longer! Give him a spin…you won’t believe your ears & you won’t believe how you didn’t give him the opportunity sooner!
    I know he will eventually be up there with the world’s best of the best! So Exciting…he’s like my Crack….I just can’t get enough!!!
    XO Always…”ADAMicted”

    • Nancy Lofaso says:

      Finally! Every time I am just about to give up hope, a rainbow appears! I loved the QAL concert at Madison Square Garden, but I thought, Adam needs to be here on his own! Loved him as fill in judge for Keith on AI this week! Can’t wait for his single in April!
      Only hope its release is not delayed. Wish Queen would allow him to include “Love Kills” on his new album. His version in concert was spine chilling!

  6. I am so happy for Adam. He is such a great singer and entertainer ! I know he is going to do real good!! I love you Adam!

    • I’m one of the ones who are totally, completely maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad about ‘Adam. Anything he is does sounds good (or better) than the rest. I love hearing him sing ‘reggae.’ Oh who am I kidding? I just love entirely everything do does! Oh wasn’t he gorgeous in that blue suit in Idol this week? Hum!!!!