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Adam Lambert Defends Album Cover

Adam Lambert Defends Album Cover

Earlier this week, Adam Lambert unveiled the glamorous artwork for his new album cover, For Your Entertainment.

The 27-year-old American Idol vet took to his Twitter to defend it: “Thank you to those who appreciate and understand that the album cover is deliberately campy. It’s an [homage] to the past. It IS ridiculous. For those that don’t get it: oh well… Glad to have gotten your attention.”

Adam added, “Debut single is called For Your Entertainment get ready to shake yo asses to this song. It’ll make ya dance for sure. :)”

On Tuesday, Adam and Katy Perry took to the red carpet together at the premiere of This Is It. They hit it off so well, they had dinner together last night with friends!

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63 Responses to “Adam Lambert Defends Album Cover”

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  1. 1
    drake k-d Says:

    wow dude needs to learn there’s a difference between getting the idea and pulling it off.
    it just looks cheap and poorly designed, the idea is fine and boy sure has got balls for trying.

    he looked so much hotter at the premiere though, shish.

  2. 2
    pellegrino Says:

    He looks like P!nk. He definitely needs to be attacked for that alone.

  3. 3
    Imogen, 20 Says:

    I like his sense of humor, he doesn’t take himself seriously at all and others shouldn’t either. He’s always said he’s ridiculous sometimes so he understands the polarized reactions.

    And I’m glad he defended it because the girl who designed it was attacked in hate mail via Tw.itter and had to lock her account!

    HAVING said that, Adam, you are a total sweetheart, but that does not excuse the poor poooooooooor choice of cover.

    Babe, it’s not the androgyny that’s offensive. Bowie’s album covers were stunning. It’s the terrible execution.

    The font, the colors, the airburshing looks like it was designed then drawn by a 4th grader. CHEAP and hilarious.

    Why didn’t his management, friends, family…advice him? And how did they hold themselves from laughing?

    I love you Adam but there’s no way I’m walking into a shop and buying THAT lmao.

    You can do OTT and camp WITHOUT looking TACKY. I know his Tw.itter followers jumped up by thousands since this cover but if his management actually think this won’t damage sales BIGTIME, they’re lacking common sense.

    You only have to look on blogs to see how many fans have said they wouldn’t be seen caught dead with that cover, let alone non fans who were potential buyers.

    I still love you and your crazy ways Adam and I still think you should change the cover.

  4. 4
    Tom Says:

    It is a lame cover. The glam thing has been done for along time. He is a copy cat want a be.

  5. 5
    Superapple Says:

    It’s not a homage, it’s an insult.
    The cover is just ridiculous.

  6. 6
    Pinkrose Says:

    He needs to go away…or as Lainey would say, “Sit your azz down.”

  7. 7
    yes Says:

    @Tom: It IS a lame cover but he’s not a copy cat lol. His album cover is different to every other Idol contestant and every album in the shop. I don’t know how you define wannabe either because people like Slash, Tim Burton, May and a ton of other legends are fans of his, he can sing his face off and he’s always been crazy off his head. Just watch his pre Idol video interviews of him in the Zodiac show lol. He’s endearingly ridic. He’s like a big kid off stage lmao.

  8. 8
    mrsefron. Says:



    People are sooooo ignorant…WHO CARES if your gay or straight , black or white…boy or girl..!!!

    loveeee you adammmmm! <3

  9. 9
    mrsefron. Says:



    People are sooooo ignorant…WHO CARES if your gay or straight , black or white…boy or girl..!!!

    loveeee you adammmmm! <3

  10. 10
    LOL Says:


    RCA are really stupid huh.

    Adam I f-n love you, just watched your interview on Oprah, you’re funny and adorable and talented BUT if you have to EXPLAIN something, it needs tweaking.

    The CONCEPT and IDEA is fine. NOTHING wrong w androgyny or camp FGS. But it was so POORLY designed that it looks completely cheap! No one wants to buy something tacky HELLO.

    Jeeez is there a way to contact him. Someone needs to tell him this cover simply put, WON’T SELL.

  11. 11
    JKR Says:

    It’s hilarious and ridiculous to see that some people are so insecure that they make their decision on what to buy on how it might look to strangers they will never see again who happen to be in a store. Get over yourself! No one in a store is going to notice or CARE what you take to the cash register. “Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. WHAT will they think of me if I buy a CD with a poorly designed cover? Oh dear!!!”

    The cover is cool and Adam is even cooler. Can’t wait to hear the music.

  12. 12
    dundies Says:

    LOL a little bit touchy are we

  13. 13
    durango Says:

    It’s amazing that this CD cover has garnered far more attention and discussion than most CDs, music included, ever do. Grabbing people’s attention is all that a CD cover is supposed to do. Bravo, Adam !

  14. 14
    Spock Says:

    @dundies:Ummm actually if you read all his tweets his reaction was adorable. It even made idiot Perez respond w kindness. The media’s selection of his tweets sets the tone differently.

  15. 15
    turango Says:

    This CD cover has already garnered more attention than most CDs, music included, ever do. Grabbing the attention of potential buyers is all the cover is supposed to do. Bravo, Adam !

  16. 16
    BalloonBoy Says:

    @turango: Can I just say that it is only polarizing when 50% love it 50% hate it. With this, like 80% of people FANS included, just found the design tacky.

    I think it’s hilariously awesome, I love it’s complete ridiculousness but that doesn’t mean sales won’t flop. Because they will ADAM ARE YOU READING THIS LOL.

  17. 17
    JKR Says:

    Great article:

  18. 18
    haha Says:

    It’s split down the middle haha. The side with his hand is effeminate, the side without is more masculine.

    I love this crazy cover but if his music is this bad (?), uh oh.

  19. 19
    oh god Says:

    LOL I love him.

  20. 20
    JKR Says:

    @Balloon Boy: I think you just made up the 80%. A Twitter poll shows: 37% love it, 43% don’t like it, and 21% are “on the fence”. For some people, they like it more the more they see it and the more they understand about it.

  21. 21
    WHY? I DON'T CARE! Says:

    It looks girly

  22. 22
    mickey Says:

    He is boring.

  23. 23
    SuzyQ Says:

    How shallow of those that “hate” the cover to say that they are not going to buy what is probably going to be the most fantastic album of music because of it. Oh well, your loss. We who love Adam will just make up for your stupidity and ignorance. It’s just a picture and I happen to love any Adam picture. But, in the end its Adam’s music which is magical, fun, memorable and exciting, not the cover. Whatever happened to the old adage “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”? Keep being yourself Adam, everything will be fine and your Rock God future secure. xxxooo

  24. 24
    J. Ryan Says:

    i blame the people behind the scenes: agent, publicist, etc.. its not about selling records (actually it is but there’s an even bigger problem) its about his image. we get that he’s gay but this is ridiculous. he’s not marketable to the general audience. this is why he lost idol. i imagine he’ll tank about as bad as that guy that lost to kelly in season one… and that was bad.

  25. 25
    kaylie Says:

    I hate how people are saying they wont want to buy this because of the cover. How lame! Exactly like someone else said, who cares if some stranger at the cash register is gonna see you buy it, it’s not like you’re ever going to see them again! And if you don’t want to buy the cd, that’s what the internet is for, buy it on Itunes! He isn’t a copycat either. I haven’t seen any other cd like that in any stores. It would catch my eye. I just hope people aren’t dumb and don’t buy the cd just because of the cover. Who cares?? You’re going to wish you bought it when he becomes the next Elvis.

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