Adam Lambert OUT Photoshoot and Album Sales Prediction

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Adam Lambert graces the cover of OUT magazine this week. The American Idol season 8 alum talked to the magazine about his new album, The Original High, and more. Click for additional photos at OUT.

The new set, his 3rd studio album, is predicted to sell 41K, and reach #2 on the album chart. On the album + streaming chart, he’s predicted to sell 44K and land at #3, behind Taylor Swift at James Taylor at #1!

Official Nielsen Soundscan numbers come out on Wednesday.

A few excerpts from the OUT interview:

On reigning in his theatrical style: “I chilled out a little bit. I don’t know if it’s just being in my 30s,” he says. “When you’re younger and you’ve got a skill, you tend to show off more — you feel like you have more to prove. Over the last few years, I’ve gotten into a place where I feel a little more confident in what I do, and I don’t feel I need to prove myself as far as ‘look at all the tricks I can do.’ Now music for me is more about wanting to prove that I can feel something.”

On parting ways with RCA Records in 2013 after declining to record an album of 80’s covers: “It was scary leaving the label,” says Lambert, but WB’s arrival made him feel confident. “It made me feel better about all of this, made me feel like there was a light at the end of the tunnel. That paired with Max and Shellback’s interest in doing the whole album — it was just like, This is all going to work. I know it’s going to work.”

On coming out gay in 2009: “It was just the way things went down,” Lambert says. “At that time, how many mainstream music artists did we have that were out? Elton John and George Michael — and his whole coming out was tabloid fun. There hadn’t been a blueprint to follow. That was the one thing I wished I’d had: a little more guidance. There were definitely moments of frustration and pressure, but there’s been a lot of goodwill as well, a lot of support from fans and media people, and it’s balanced out. I don’t have any sort of bitterness about it.”

Read more at OUT

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