Writing on his official Twitter page last night, the hitmaker told his 2 million followers that he was about to be given a special award for his "accomplishments and advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community": "Receiving Los Angeles' City of Hope Award from Mayor @villaraigosa this evening. What an honor!"
Lambert also shared a photograph of himself with mayor Villaraigosa on his Instagram page and the City of Los Angeles Heritage Month Celebrations ' Facebook page uploaded a couple of snapshots taken at the ceremony (pictured above left and below), which took place at the Los Angeles City Hall.
The Dream and Spirit of Los Angeles Awards were given to Mia Yamamoto, who is a longtime attorney and LGBT activist, and Rodney Scott, President of Christopher Street West/LA PRIDE.
Adam Lambert clarifies 'Love Wins Over Glamour' song rumours: 'It'll live on via YouTube'
Vocal powerhouse Adam Lambert has revealed that the song he performed at the Life Ball over the weekend was written especially for that event and won't be released as a single in the future.
The track was penned by the Beat4Feet Music production team and whileLambert belted it out at the charity ball, he took to his official Twitter page earlier today (May 28) and told his 2 million followers that it will be available to re-watch on YouTube, but probably won't surface anywhere else:
"Life Ball song was written specifically 4 this 1 time only costume ball & charity event. It's life was short but will live on via YouTube."
On May 12, however, a tweet was sent from the Life Ball's account that explained the song would be available for purchase, but Lambert is yet to address this statement personally: "As soon as all details have been finalised we'll announce when & where to get the song!"
The 'Trespassing' superstar also shared a few more snapshots from the Life Ball via his official Instagram page (pictured below) that show off his elaborate 'Ali Baba' inspired outfit.
The ball, which is Europe's biggest fundraiser for HIV and AIDS, was held over the weekend in Vienna and had an Arabian '1001 Nights' theme, which the superstar took on board with his stunning costume of a bedazzled headpiece and dramatic sparkling robe.
Writing on his official Twitter page , Lambert revealed his excitement at being there: "Thrilled to be a part of Life Ball! The theme is 1001 Nights and I am playing "Ali Baba" singing a song written exclusively for the event!"
The sang a cut called 'Love Wins Over Glamour', which is an uptempo offering with a dance influence and a great breakdown. Some of the lyrics include: "I seem to be so f**king lucky lately, I've found the key to endless treasure/ My heart is pumping and I like what I see, you give me joy you give me pleasure."
Yahoo! explains that the song was written by the Beat4Feet Music production team, which consists of Martin Gellner and Werner Stranka, with lyrics by Martin, Werner, and Adam.
Watch footage of Lambert's performance along with his red carpet interview below:
He has been recognised in the 'Fan Army FTW' category, which celebrates artists with the most dedicated, supportive and involved followings.
Competition, however, is tough as the Glamberts will go head-to-head with the fans of Ed Sheeran ('Sheerios'), Selena Gomez ('Selenators'), Tokio Hotel ('Aliens'), Justin Bieber ('Beliebers'), Beyoncé ('Beyhive' members), Demi Lovato ('Lovatics'), Thirty Seconds To Mars ('Echelon'), and All Time Low ('Hustlers') for the exciting title.
The 2013 O Awards will be held on June 19th at 7pm ET/4pm PT online and there will be a "24-hour livestreamed party to celebrate and honor the artists, innovators and fans that are impacting music, technology and counter culture today."
During an interview with Pressparty last summer , the 'Trespassing' hitmaker explained that he feels united with his fans because they all share common ground: "We all want the same things, we all need the same things, we all fear the same things. We’re just different sexes, but we all kind of go through a lot of the same sh*t."
"Thank you. Ok, I have to make a speech. I'm supposed to be just a singer, but I tried to write a speech so bear with me. After almost winning 'American Idol', I have become a public figure. An openly gay public figure, and with that comes a lot of responsibility and a lot of opinions."
Lambert went on to discuss this generation's increasing sense of acceptance, acknowledging those that have paved the way, and confessed that it's tough to live up to everyone's expectations when trying to be a good role model even referencing his own song, 'Whataya Want From Me'. He continued:
"At the end of the day, it's not always so black and white. On one hand you have the stonewall generation, who paved the way. They're proud rebels who have waved the rainbow banner. They've fought for our rights and brought causes into the light and into the press. On the other hand you have the next generation coming up. Because of the groundwork that's been laid, they have more than the luxury to say, 'so I'm gay, no big deal. My sexuality does not define me'."
"It's a crucial time. We're right in the middle of two generations with two different perspectives but one common thread - love. With all the differences of opinion both within the LGBT community and elsewhere, all we can do is keep it real and spread a message of acceptance."
Adam Lambert has thanked the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for honouring him last night (May 11).
In March, GLAAD announced that Lambert would receive the Davidson/Valentini Award and cited the singer’s “continued success as one of the world’s best-selling pop stars shows LGBT people that they can be themselves and make it in a mainstream industry that many feel unfairly rejects them.
“Adam is fearless on stage and astonishes audiences in every country he performs in.”
Lambert took to Twitter after the ceremony - which was held at the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco - to thank the organisation for their continued support:
"Thank you @GLAAD for honoring me at the #glaadwards. Text GLAAD to 80888 to donate $10 to support GLAAD's work (sic)."
The 31-year-old star also posted a photo with his mother at the awards do, with the accompanying caption: "Mom and I at the #glaadawards both rockin Alexander McQueen on the carpet (sic)."
The annual ceremony pays tribute to the most outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
Spice Girls star Mel B presented Lambert with his award, and posted her excitement on Twitter ahead of the event.
She said: "Going to the #glaadawards in SF tonight!!! Can't wait :) @glaad http://glaad.org/mediaawards," before later tweeting: "Can't wait for Mother's Day tomoz,today San Fran with @adamlambert then tomoz LA with my kiddies and hubby!! The perfect weekend (sic)."
The 'Trespassing' hitmaker posted a link to a video clip via his official Twitter page this afternoon (May 10) and it briefly documents his path from auditioning, to being a contestant and to where he is now.
Meanwhile, the current season of the show is drawing to an end after favourite to win Angie Miller was eliminated last night. Kree Harrison will now go head-to-head against Candice Glover for this year's crown.