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Sources: 'Idol' star Lambert issuing album

June 20, 2009 at 12:56 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Adam Lambert, who earned a fan base with his singing on the U.S. TV series "American Idol," will release an album this summer, sources tell Billboard magazine.

Billboard.com reported Friday the forthcoming album from Lambert, who came in second on the Fox series last season, will feature songs he co-wrote and recorded prior to appearing on "Idol."

"On With The Show" will be released by Hi Fi Recordings and Wilshire Records, the sources said.

Hi Fi Chief Executive Officer John Hecker praised the music from Lambert, including his first single, "Want," that is available for streaming on his company's Web site.

"The music's amazing," Hecker said. "There are some up-tempo (songs), there's some that rock a little more, and there are some songs on the same tip as 'Want.' It's a real album that's coming out, not just a conglomerate of a bunch of songs. This is all original material -- as a matter of fact, Adam wrote a lot of it."

Billboard.com said Lambert will release an album with 19 Recordings/RCA Records months after the summer release of "On With The Show."

Topics: Adam Lambert
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