Blithely ignoring Abba's advice about winners and taking it all, American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has had an astounding year, building on his early window of opportunity to become one of the biggest-selling artists to emerge from the crucible of TV talent.
The Californian singer released his debut album For Your Entertainment at the tail-end of 2009, hitting #3 on the Billboard 200 and confounding the critics, who lauded its combination of glitz and guts.
The Dr. Luke-produced title track and first release from the record picked up 960,000 scrobbles during the year, but your favourite was the rockier single 'Whataya Want From Me', co-written with P!nk, which was scrobbled 1.67 million times.
An all-star cast of songwriters - including Matt Bellamy of Muse, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Lady Gaga - can take some credit for the nearly 7 million scrobbles Lambert's debut racked up as he established himself as more than just bread and butter for Simon Cowell and the judging panel.
Artist listening trend For the year (Oct ’09 — ’10)
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There were 6 691 696 Adam Lambert tracks scrobbled this year.
Live in Concert
Events from the year (Oct ’09 — ’10)
959 people on Last.fm saw Adam Lambert in 2010, at 120 gigs, in 20 countries
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