Yup, it is that time of year when every self-respecting website/magazine starts pulling out their lists. After being chosen on Barbara Walters’ most fascinating people list, more and more influential mediums are following suit – Adam is hot, hot, hot!
TV Guide chose the top 12 favorite reality show singers – and while the obvious nominees Susan Boyle, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood took some of the higher spots, Adam landed himself a very respectable 10th place, ranking higher than last year’s winner David Cook and America’s Got Talent sensation Neal E. Boyd!
Twitter is undoubtedly becoming a very popular social media website, and in their top 10 of trending persons he appeared only after Michael Jackson and Susan Boyle: “Between his run on “American Idol” and his attention-grabbing album For Your Entertainment, Adam Lambert found himself in third place” (MTV.com). No doubt the constant trending in the days following the AMAs helped for this cause, and even though not all this twittering was positive, it is still a sign that he is at least being talked about! 🙂
Forbes dedicated an article to Music’s Biggest Breakout Stars, in which Adam got a very respectable amount of coverage, and a last line that gives fans a reason to dream: “Still to come: being honored as a breakout star at the upcoming People’s Choice Awards,” which he was nominated for – and even though voting has ended, this almost seems to hint at him having a good shot at taking the actual award home.
What’s more? Time ranked Adam at #7 in the list of ‘People who mattered most’: “there was the way Lambert treated his sexuality, which reflected the tricky path of gayness toward mainstream acceptance. Lambert never confirmed his being gay until finishing Idol, but, importantly, he never denied it… Lambert ended 2009 out, proud—and loud.”
MTV crowns their ‘man’ and ‘woman’ of the year, and here, Adam was chosen third, because they see him as “a lightning rod for controversy, a pop star bravely going where few have ventured (openly) before — Lambert was 2009. And we expect him to keep on pushing the envelope in 2010 too.” For the great article accompanying this election, go here.
Lastly, Rolling Stone has some serious love for Adam, as its readers voted him to be the top artist of 2009, beating his own idol Lady Gaga, as well as other hard hitters like Kings of Leon and Green Day!
This list could go on endlessly – there are a gazillion other lists Adam is topping or near topping. Yet these accomplishments mentioned above are truly amazing for the new kid on the block that he really is, I bet he’d never dreamed of beating out Gaga and so many other great people in these kind of lists. Deserves a big WELL DONE!