As he prepares to release his debut album, [artist id="3188063"]Adam Lambert[/artist] wants fans to know that he's in charge of his own career, contrary to what many believe is the fate of most "American Idol" alums.
"I think there's a little bit of a misconception out in the public that people that come out of 'American Idol' are puppetted and kind of controlled," he told E! News. "That hasn't been my experience one bit. They've been completely supportive and collaborative with me, and all the powers that be are really trying to facilitate my artistic vision."
Not only has he hooked up with red-hot [article id="1614314"]producers like RedOne[/article], Ryan Tedder and Linda Perry, but the "Idol" runner-up is also penning songs for the [article id="1621686"]November 24 release[/article], which currently holds the #2 spot on told Amazon.com, thanks to preorders.
"For a handful of these songs, I've gotten to write on them," he explained. "So, I really feel I've gotten to inject a lot of this music on the album with my own personal vocal stylings and my own lyrical content. A lot of it talks about stuff I really care about and that I find interesting, so that feels really good."
Lambert also said he's excited to see what [article id="1621108"]Ellen DeGeneres will be bringing to the judges' table[/article] for the new season of "American Idol."
"She's obviously a fan of the show, and she's been in the entertainment industry for a long time, so, strictly from an entertainment aspect, I think she'll provide a lot of great insight and really speak for the people that watch the show that aren't all that well versed in the music industry and in music," he said. "I think it's good in that regard."
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