Singer Adam Lambert is honored at being the first openly gay artist to have a number one record in the United States.

The 30-year-old Lambert made history when his sophomore album Trespassing debuted at Number One on Billboard's album chart.

Trespassing sold 77,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan, making Lambert the seventh American Idol finalist to climb to the top spot on the chart.

“It's a big milestone,” Lambert told the AP. “I didn't realize it hadn't been reached, either. It feels like an honor to be that artist. I think America is progressing, slowly but surely, in regards to equal rights with the LGBT community.”

“On this album, I address it directly. It was something that was really important to me, because it is a part of who I am.”

“But what I'm really trying to say with the messages on the album in like a broader sense is that yes this is who I am and I do celebrate it but in actuality who I am and my orientation are only one part of me. And when you boil it down, we all have the same needs.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)