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Adam Lambert weighs in on Sam Smith and other fellow gay pop stars

Adam Lambert weighs in on Sam Smith and other fellow gay pop stars

Adam Lambert is the first openly gay male singer to have an album debut at number one of the Billboard charts.

But lately there’s another out singer named Sam Smith who has been getting much of the accolades – including winning four Grammys this year.

Lambert doesn’t mind the company.

‘Sam Smith, hats off, he has had an amazing year, he’s a lovely guy,’ he says in a new Attitude magazine cover story.

‘I’ve met him a few times. I’m so happy for him, and I’m so happy his sexuality wasn’t a big thorn in his side. It was just: ‘This is who I am, I’m cool with it and so you should be too.’ And his songs are timeless and beautiful, and everybody relates to them. He’s doing it right, for sure.’

‘I think with me and Sam, there’s definitely an understanding there, like: "Hey gurl, how you doing?’" [laughs] But you know, there’s only a few of us actually, on a mainstream level. I think we’re building a little clique.’

He shares some of his thoughts on the other members of the ‘clique.’

‘Elton John is amazing, what a sweetheart,’ he says. ‘And Boy George is also incredible. I’ve sat down and had lunch with him before, he’s so smart and has been though A LOT, and now he’s in a really good, healthy space, and loves music and is DJing and is still really connected to pop culture. He was really interesting to talk to.’