Adam Lambert's Identity Crisis Didn't Last Long: The MTV News Quote Of The Day

"For a second there, I was like, 'Wait a minute?' Right after 'Idol' [I didn't know what to do] because that's when we started planning the album. And I was just like 'I don't really know what direction I need to go in. I don't know if I should be doing straight-up rock music because I got a lot of my cred on 'Idol' doing '70s rock, or if I should be doing the electro-pop dance stuff that I love, that I listen to now. I couldn't decide: Do I do what I love to listen to or what I'm best at or what am I best at? It was a moment of kind of tossing it around and then I thought to myself, 'Why not throw it all together in a big melting pot and come up with my own thing, so that's what we did."

-"American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert, talking to MTV News' Jim Cantiello about the genesis of his album For Your Entertainment, which just got released last week and should debut near the top of the Billboard chart this week. Lambert's performances on "American Idol" were so eclectic — he bounced from Broadway to glam rock to straight pop and back again — that the focus of his album was up for grabs from the beginning. But For Your Entertainment brings together everything that stood out about Lambert's personality (along with everything that is great about cutting-edge pop in 2009). Stay tuned to MTV News for more from our exclusive "Extended Play: Adam Lambert."