Singer Adam Lambert prepares to perform on CBS's "The Early Show" in New York

 
Singer Adam Lambert prepares to perform on CBS
Singer Adam Lambert prepares to perform on CBS's "The Early Show" in New York, November 25, 2009. Lambert's racy public outing as a solo artist at Sunday's American Music Awards has grabbed headlines and helped send downloads of his debut album soaring worldwide. But while the "American Idol" runner-up won crucial publicity with his sexually-charged performance for his first CD "For Your Entertainment," he risked hurting his career by alienating fans and did little to show newcomers his biggest selling point - his voice - music industry watchers said. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT)