Lady GaGa Wins GLAAD Outstanding Artist, Beating Adam Lambert

June 07, 2010 08:34:25 GMT

In addition to pushing aside Adam Lambert, Lady GaGa also successfully wins over Brandi Carlile, The Gossip and Otep.

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Lady GaGa was named Outstanding Music Artist on the Saturday night, June 5 ceremony of the 21st Annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards. She won over Adam Lambert, Brandi Carlile, The Gossip and Otep.

Furthermore, actress Cybill Shepherd was honored with Golden Gate Award at the event taking place at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. Director Lee Daniels was also among those walking home with a prize. The "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire" helmer collected the Davidson/Valenti award.

Celebrities coming to the awards show either as performers, presenters or attendees included Chely Wright, Rodney Crowell, Jeremy Lister, Sam Sparro, Nikki Blonsky, Wilson Cruz, Jai Rodriguez, Thea Gill, Michelle Clunie, Jensen Atwood and Clementine Ford. This ceremony was aimed to follow up two previous shows which were held at New York's Marriott Marquis on March 13 and Los Angeles' Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on April 17.


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posted by Lisa on Jun 10, 2010
Gaga is talented and a superstar but that's not the point, its a gay and lesbian award, she is not gay...sooooooo??? huh?
posted by juliana on Jun 09, 2010
That's TRUE, ADAM is more talented than GAGA. There is some political things going ...i have great doubt. GAGA has greater FAN base because she has been around for long time. They just want her support to the GLAAD. ADAM is already Gay and is new. They want to take some time for ADAM to build his stronger base. I think it's better for ADAM that way eventhough everyone knows that it is unfair. Time will paid off. I trully believe in ADAM and i think ADAM knows that he is better, but i bet he prefers NOT to win over GAGA this year yet.
posted by notthatdeep on Jun 09, 2010
I am a huge Adam fan but my feelings are not hurt that GaGa won this award. She has had huge success with her career and is not afraid to express herself. Adam will have plenty of time to work his magic and hopefully win awards of his own. I don't expect him to have it all just yet, even if I feel he deserves it all ;)
posted by Fluffy on Jun 08, 2010
Really missing the b...I love Brandi too BUT, Adam is insanely talented - a much better singer than anyone recording today I believe. You cannot say Brandi's band is stronger - for goodness sake, he's got MONTE PITTMAN - Madonna's guitarist!
posted by Paula on Jun 07, 2010
Let's give it another year or so and Adam will be at the same level as Gaga and will start getting awards also, matter of fact I believe that he will be better than Gaga, he is going to be a Icon/Mega Star, this whole thing is a long process, Gaga has been on the public image for 3 or 4 years now and Adam only 1 and look how great he is doing? GO Adam we are supporting you all the way and more and more your fan base is growing, we LOVE YOU and best wishes on you national and international glam tour.
posted by ?? on Jun 07, 2010
What I'd like to know....Are the DJs going to stop playing her songs because of her new award? I mean,she likes gay people,right? You know,some DJs could punish her...guilty by association? She's obviously being recognized for her efforts within the gay community. Oh,silly me. I guess you have to ACTUALLY be gay to get boycotted from the airwaves. So I guess we'll be hearing (ad nauseum) more Gaga music (unless she decides to come out of the closet!).
posted by Shaq20 on Jun 07, 2010
Adam Lambert should have won the award He is my favorite singer He is Hot I love you too ADAM Lambert I am your biggest fan.
posted by rita on Jun 07, 2010
is wrong they got ti wrong technically. adam is fresh and super// lady gaga is old and also an old artist; adam is genuine singer. all the way.. gaga is a bet way off-(shes a tiger year born a bet strick-selfish and greedy) thats the way tiger year born.. adma juts like elvis presly and michael jackson( these guys share the same zodiac animal signs) even though diffrent birthdayear. now you know.i feel like adam was robbed the long run its thier lost.
posted by zak on Jun 07, 2010
O why was GaGa evan there???SHE NOT A LESBIAN???
posted by zak on Jun 07, 2010
gaga is coool but come on Adam is soo much better and fresh. who care's Adam is my winer :D i love you Adam Lambert
posted by BB on Jun 07, 2010
I like GAGA but she is getting a lttle old. Adam is fresh and only gtting better. It's just predictable she would win the award.
posted by @ really missing the on Jun 07, 2010
Have you actually LISTENED to any of the lyrics on tracks that Adam Lambert has penned (or co-penned)?? Before making such a bold statement,listen to 'Aftermath' and 'Broken Open' from his album. If the lyrics don't send a message,then you are a poster void of accepting another artist's talent!
posted by Alurmira on Jun 07, 2010
Well, it only makes sense...sheesh. Lady Gaga gave Adam a song on his CD as did many other artists. Give the man some time, he's only just begun. I'd love to see him get an award next year, but it's not all about that. I just love the man. My ears and eyes have been in a constant state of euphoria ever since I first heard him and saw him perform : )
posted by Beth on Jun 07, 2010
And once again they get it wrong! If they think that Gaga is a role model for them they are so wrong! What obstacles has she ever had to overcome in the industry because she is gay? Oh, Ya, none because she isnt gay! And dont hand that 'bi' crap to me! Every artist out there has used that excuse to further their career at one time or another! Im not even sure why she was even nominated! Dont hand me the cap that she helps gays! Really? How? She doesnt even know what it is like to be gay, unless you walk in their shoes you have no idea! You can play it up and act all you want but you have no idea what it is like to live it! Now Adam, well we all know how he has to struggle in this industry just because he is gay! Hell, some DJs wont even play his music even though he is most requested just because he is gay! He cant even release a song because it has one word in it, 'he' but others can release songs about thier vagina! I am so sick of the whole hypocracy of it all and now to find out the gay community is just as hypocritcal is a real downer! Enjoyed being used! You know, if Gaga is such a voice for the gay community where was she when Adam was getting slammed? Why didnt she speak up? Oh ya, because it would hurt her career, right? And afterall thats all she really cares about!
posted by Dan on Jun 07, 2010
Didnt Lady Gaga say she was bisexual but didnt kiss or have sex with women as she prefers men. What an arse hat! I wish she would go away.
posted by ana on Jun 07, 2010
Adam Lambert lives his life out loud being the first openly gay recording artist in the U.S. He is a perfect representative for the gay community. He is changing perceptions by his huge appeal, his stellar vocals and his nice personality. More men (straight and gay) are in his audience now. There is always next year for this award when he will have an even larger following just by his talent and encouraging love and acceptance as he goes on living his destiny.
posted by Hanz on Jun 07, 2010
Adam will one day get the award and A GRAMMY AS WELL! Love Gaga and Adam they are my favoirte artists! i dont care which one wins as long as one of them does!
posted by lily on Jun 07, 2010
i guess these gay people see lady gaga as an activist for gay rights. adam said he would do the same, all he wants is to be an entertainer. also, it is known that some gay men don't support their own kind which is very sad.
posted by Ali on Jun 07, 2010
Adam Lambert should have won--there is NO ONE out there who can match his vocal talent and stage presence. Not even Gaga as far as I'm concerned. And he's hot as hell to boot!
posted by LM on Jun 07, 2010
I gotta admit (a little off topic) that I already sense radio stations demanding more "dues paying" again with Lambert, or something, in terms of playing his IIHY song. I've not given a lot of credence to various theories regarding Lambert's very hard fought and hard won airplay with many stations, but it's starting to be a less than subtle and a bit ridiculous how stingy certain stations are being with playing IIHY (a quintissential summer good time vibe song and completely worthy of good airplay). Is is the conservative male owned and dominated thing...there's probably a cocktail of things at play... but, at the risk of sounding like a 3 year old child, it's not fair. Oh well, maybe my friends who long ago abandoned radio in favor of iPods and cd's in the car etc. have it right! Radio advertisers should probably be taking note of that.
posted by Red on Jun 07, 2010
Lady GaGa is not lesbian, so why is she even nominated for the "Gay & Lesbian Outstanding Music Artist"???
posted by Daisy on Jun 07, 2010
Great news!!! LGG is very talented and so is Adam. I love both of them so it does not matter who won!!!
posted by really missing the b on Jun 07, 2010
Brandi Carlisle has more writing talent, insight in her lyrics, is a stronger singer, has a depth to her portfolio, and has a much stonger band with the twins than gaga and AL put together. I can only assume most posters to this page are not educted music fans
posted by HEP. on Jun 07, 2010
posted by matteroftimeforadam on Jun 07, 2010
I am actually glad (no pun intended) that the 'gay' torch was passed to Lady Gaga this year. Radios won't have any more excuses for not playing Adam Lambert's music on the airwaves. Adam Lambert has a strong and DIVERSE following (same as Gaga). Both are incredible artists. Adam will also have more time to spend on musical matters instead of always being asked about the gay issues. Cannot wait for the recording industry's recognition of this unique talent. Just a matter of time!

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