If you’ve never seen a Glambert up close, prepare yourself, because you’re about to

One of the more popular categories in the O Music Awards (that’s what they say anyway)  is the Fan Army FTW award. Erstwhile fan “clubs” are now “armies,” and the enthusiastic devotees of Taylor Swift, One Direction and 30 Seconds to Mars (really?) are among the nominees. Of course, you know the Glamberts are in for the win. Adam Lambert fans come together in this video pitch to campaign for votes. From young to old, straight to gay and everything in between, the gay singer’s appeal is far more reaching than I would have ever imagined.

While the O Awards may not hold the merit of the Grammys, they have been consistent in giving nods to musicians’  forays into the digital realm, but with irreverent fun. Awards include Best Artist with a Cameraphone and Hottest Music NILF. And anyone can vote! Just don’t be surprised if some Glamberts try to convert you while they ask for your vote.

Watch the Glamberts hype up their favorite singer and the impact he’s had on their lives after the jump. It’s actually kinda sweet.

—  Rich Lopez

CONCERT NOTICE (that you’re likely not going to): Adam Lambert at Mix 102.9 on Monday

If you listen to Mix 102.9 and jumped on the station’s contest, then you might be seeing Adam Lambert up close. And how jealous are we? The artist is working a promotional radio tour and he is scheduled to stop by Monday at the station to play an acoustic set in their Mazda Music Lounge. Listeners had until yesterday to enter the contest to attend the show.

According to Travis (just Travis) in promotions at Clear Channel, the response was outstanding, which doesn’t surprise. There’s nothing that can stop a devoted Glambert.

I found out about the promotion only through musician Susan Carson‘s Facebook page. She and her Bandmates partner (in life and music), Kimberly Castrellon, will be joining friends to see Lambert.

—  Rich Lopez

AfterElton.com lists top 50 gay male musicians — and you won’t believe some of them

Over on AfterElton.com, Davis Mallory offers a list of the top 50 gay male musicians of today. He hit a lot of good marks with the inclusion of some, and of course, the comments are filling up with complaints about some of his other mentions. Mallory makes a good point about the omission of some, saying this list is more about the artists’ influence than their work.

“We simply tried to assemble a list of those artists we feel have been both successful in their careers while also raising awareness toward gay rights issues and giving back to the community in which they belong.”

This explains why the Village People are listed at No. 4 and more relevant artists like Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend and Sigur Ros’ Jonsi are on the bottom half of the list. But Glambert fans will rejoice at Adam Lambert rounding out the top 10. Personally, I’m sad that Gentleman Reg or Joel Gibb didn’t make the cut, but that’s just my input.

Cant wait to see the list of out female musicians.

—  Rich Lopez