Rocker Adam Lambert was named
of the Year 2010 by UK music website FleckingRecords.co.uk.
“Mr. Lambert received a staggering
number of votes,” the website wrote in announcing the winner, “it
just goes to show how strong his 'small' fanbase are, and what a
truly talented entertainer he is.”
Singer Lady Gaga, a
strong advocate for repeal of the military's ban on open gay service,
claimed the number three spot, while UK boyband McFly was the
Many in the entertainment industry
caution gay performers to remain closeted. But coming out gay on a
2009 cover of Rolling Stone appears to have aided Lambert's
career. The up-and-coming rock star took his Glam Nation Tour for a
worldwide spin this year, drawing large crowds at every performance.
In Malaysia, the tour met with protesters, who decried the singer's
show as promoting “gay culture,” a
claim Lambert has denied. His
Want From Me
single is nominated for a Grammy. And the American Idol
season 8 runner-up is already thinking about his second studio album.