Wow are big things shaking at the Adam Lambert Camp! Not only has Adam been signed for the upcoming season of GLEE, but now he has just broken his relationship with his label, Sony-owned RCA!
Adam has sent a letter to well-read columnist Shirley Halperin of The Hollywood Reporter who has been very supportive covering Adam’s career since his days with American Idol. It seems I missed the start of this story, which is referenced and linked in her article. Please read the beginning of her article here, and click the link at the end for the continuation.
Adam Lambert Walks Away from RCA (Exclusive)
The “American Idol” season eight runner-up says no to an all-covers album, which the Sony-owned label was pushing for.
Monday’s news — as reported by The Hollywood Reporter — that American Idol season eight runner-up Adam Lambert was being asked by his label, RCA Records, to consider recording an all covers album elicited an impassioned response from the legions of Glamberts worldwide. And it wasn’t a positive one.
In what was a loud and fairly unanimous outcry, the rocker’s fans took to social media, this site and popular American Idol debate destination MJs Big Blog to voice their distaste for the idea. The consensus for the most part being: that Lambert is an artist with his own musical vision who should be allowed to explore it to the fullest.
Now, THR can report, Lambert will be doing just that. The singer is walking away from his RCA contract after two full length albums, 2012’s Trespassing and 2009’s For Your Entertainment, along with several EPs and a live collection — all issued by the Sony Music label.
Lambert revealed the news in a letter to THR, which follows in its entirety below. In it, Lambert notes “the oft-cited ‘creative differences'” as they related to his next project, stating: “my heart is simply not in doing a covers album.” To the contrary, Lambert adds that he’s “deep into writing new material with some very talented colleagues,” which will surely delight his audience of diehards.