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American Idol: Adam Lambert on His Grammy Nomination

December 06, 2010 11:00 AM by Shayla Perry

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Adam Lambert of FOX’s American Idol is nominated for a Grammy award for his hit single, “Whataya Want From Me” off his debut album For Your Entertainment. How did Adam get the news?

“I was awoken by my manager in the morning while in Paris,” Lambert told The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”

Adam admits that he had his doubts about his chart-topping, Grammy nominated single at first, but knew that he was in good hands.

“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,” Lambert revealed. “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 what does Adam have to say to those who question those artists who got their start on American Idol?

“I believe American Idol is a dream platform for any artist,” said Lambert. “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 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.”

To Lambert, this Grammy nomination isn’t just a reflection of how good his song is, but he hopes that it also says a little something about him as an artist.

“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.”

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