American Idol singer Adam Lambert wowed audiences in 2009 when finished the reality show as runner-up.
Later that year, on 23 November, he released his debut album, For Your Entertainment.
Since then, he released two more albums and embarked on a worldwide tour from 2014 to 2017 as the front man for Queen.
To commemorate the first album, Lambert made a post on Instagram. And revealed something very interesting about the cover art.
‘8 year Anniversary of my first official album For Your Entertainment,’ he wrote in the caption.
He continued, explaining the existence of two covers for the album.
‘I was feelin my gender fluid (and fully photoshopped) glam rock fantasy. The powers that be released a second cover for retailers who felt ‘uncomfortable’ w the original. (Even though i was still fully painted.)’
Here’s the second cover.
‘Hahha seems so funny now…. but just 8 yrs ago it was a much different climate,’ he finished.
Artists since the likes of Annie Lennox and David Bowie have been crashing through gender barriers.
Recently, Sam Smith said he feels ‘just as much a woman as I am a man’.