It's been a busy day for Adam Lambert: First, the American Idol runner-up landed on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone, and now the Wild Idol has revealed he'll be releasing his debut album with AI's 19 Recordings through a licensing deal with RCA in the fall. With the contract in place, Lambert joins rock-oriented Idol contestants like David Cook and Daughtry under the RCA banner.
"I'm thrilled that we've come to a creative and collaborative partnership and look forward to developing a really exciting album," Lambert said in a statement. "We are 100% on the same page and are all anxiously awaiting the start of the recordings. It's going to be ridiculous! Get ready!" Lambert will begin working on his new album while on the road with the American Idols Live tour, which stretches from July 5th to September 15th, and he tells Rolling Stone he'd classify the forthcoming LP's sound as pop-rock electro. (For more on Lambert's plans, grab the new issue, on stands this week.)
The announcement comes just one day after Idol champ Kris Allen inked a deal with 19 Entertainment, who will release Allen's LP via Jive Records. Both Jive and RCA are under the Sony Music umbrella.
"There are no longer any rules in terms of where the world's next superstars may come from," says Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO, RCA/JIVE Label Group, in the statement. "We are thrilled to be getting involved with Adam Lambert as we all at RCA Records believe he is one of those rare, future global stars."