Grammy-nominated singer Adam Lambert has been named Music Star of the Year by gay entertainment website

“For his energy, the excitement he brings to all he does, and his devotion to his fans, Adam wins the Greggy for Music Star of the Year,” Greg Hernandez wrote in a blog post announcing Lambert's win.

“When the year began, Adam Lambert was still living down his controversial performance at the 2009 American Music Awards,” Hernandez added, referring to the hoopla that dogged the singer after he kissed a male member of his band during the televised performance.

“What I saw from him after that was most impressive: He simply got to work. Adam focused not on the hype, but on the music and on his live shows and proved himself to be a total professional.”

Lambert recently brought his global Glam Nation tour to an end in Los Angeles, where he dedicated a rendition of Sam Cooke's A Change is Gonna Come to gay rights.

Also winning Greggys this year are Darren Criss for his portrayal of out-and-proud student Blaine on the Fox musical-comedy Glee and country music star Chely Wright, whose coming out gay story was named most moving.