Adam Lambert has won the Music Award / International Album Award at the 2015 Attitude Awards. Continuing its longstanding support of the global LGBT community, the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board sponsored the coveted award, which was announced during a gala ceremony that was attended by Yoko Ono, David Furnish, Boy George, fashion designer Julien Macdonald, Dame Vivienne Westwood, and many TV and sports personalities.
Dubbed “one of the biggest personalities in pop” by Rolling Stone, Lambert opened the show with an exclusive performance of “Ghost Town” from his latest album, The Original High. The star-studded, invitation-only ceremony was hosted by Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic and took place at The Banqueting House in London.
Lambert’s second album, Trespassing was released in May 2012 and debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 chart, making him the first openly gay artist to do so in history. Lambert, who lives in L.A. and recently finished touring with Queen, released The Original High in June 2015. According to Attitude Magazine, the album “mixes pop, rock, dance and electro to dazzling effect.”
The lively after party was attended by celebrities like Sir Ian McKellen, who arrived at the Attitude Awards with Coronation Street star Antony Cotton and Keegan Hirst, the first British Rugby League player to come out as gay. During the after party, Sir Ian and many other VIPs had fun taking pictures in the L.A. Tourism photobooth.