Adam Anslem Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor from San Diego, California. In May 2009, he finished as the runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol. Lambert is currently working on a solo debut album, due out on November 24, 2009. There were photos of Lambert kissing a man surfaced while he was competing on American Idol. Lambert confirmed that he was gay in a cover story interview with Rolling Stone Magazine.