Adam Lambert, an American singer, songwriter, and actor, was born on January 29, 1982, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He grew up in a family with a diverse heritage; his father is of partial Norwegian descent, and his mother is Jewish with Romanian roots. Lambert was raised in his mother's religion and has a younger brother named Neil. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to San Diego, California. Lambert's passion for performance began early. At nine years old, he started performing with the Metropolitan Educational Theatre network (now MET2). He honed his acting and vocal skills throughout his school years, performing in various productions and being actively involved in theater, choir, and the school's jazz band. After graduating from high school in 2000, he briefly attended California State University, Fullerton, but left to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. His professional career kicked off with a job performing on a cruise ship for Anita Mann Productions when he was 19. Lambert then went on to perform in light opera in Orange County and a European tour of "Hair." In 2004, he appeared in several theater productions, including "Brigadoon" and "The Ten Commandments: The Musical." He also briefly fronted an underground rock band, The Citizen Vein, and worked as a demo singer and session musician. Lambert's rise to fame began with his participation in the eighth season of "American Idol" in 2009. His performances on the show, including renditions of songs like "Rock with You" and "Bohemian Rhapsody," earned him widespread acclaim. Although he finished as the runner-up, his presence on the show was a significant stepping stone in his career. Post "American Idol," Lambert embarked on a successful music career. He released his debut album "For Your Entertainment" in 2009, which opened at number three on the US Billboard 200. He subsequently went on his first global music tour, "Glam Nation Tour." His second album, "Trespassing," released in 2012, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. In addition to his solo career, Lambert has collaborated with the legendary rock band Queen as their lead vocalist since 2011. He also had a cameo in the film "Bohemian Rhapsody," playing a truck driver. Some of his biggest hits include 'For Your Entertainment,' 'If I Had You,' 'Ghost Town,' 'Never Close Our Eyes,' and 'Time for Miracles.' Lambert's personal life has also been a topic of interest. He was in a relationship with Finnish reporter Sauli Koskinen from 2010 to 2013. In summer 2018, he mentioned being single for five years, highlighting the challenges of dating with a busy touring schedule. Later, he was said to be dating Spanish model Javi Costa Polo, but this romance reportedly ended in late 2019. Since late 2020, Lambert has been in a relationship with Oliver Gliese. Adam Lambert's career is a blend of immense talent, charismatic stage presence, and a commitment to authenticity, making him a unique and influential figure in the music industry.