The “American Idol” runner-up is also the first out male artist to have a number one album, an honor Elton John and George Michael enjoyed only before they came out publically.
Lambert is the seventh "American Idol" finalist to nab the top slot, following the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry and Scotty McCreery.
Watch a Hollywood Reporter interview and Lambert’s performance of “Never Close Our Eyes” below.
J-Connection: Adam Lambert’s mother is Jewish, but he identifies as a Jew by culture, and has performed several times in Hebrew. Mazel tov!