Adam Lambert Talks Progress In Music Industry Since His ‘American Idol’ Win

“American Idol” winner Adam Lambert is impressed with the progress made by the music industry in relation to LGBTQ artists over the years.

Lambert, who appeared as virtual guest on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” Tuesday, said he was thankful that the industry has made “so much progress” and have started accepting gay artists since he appeared on “American Idol” in 2009.

“It’s a big change,” Lambert said, “I remember coming off of Idol and going into the mainstream music industry, label system, and them just — even if they were excited themselves, there was a lot of question marks. There was a lot of fear like, ‘Is this gonna sell? Is this gonna work?'”

He continued, “It was a lot of ups and downs, but I’m really thankful for my experience. And I think that the world has changed. I think we’re in a place now — within the music industry, within the entertainment industry and in the world — where yes, there’s still discrimination, there’s still problems, there’s still work to be done, but there has been so much progress made.”

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