An upcoming album of songs recorded by Adam Lambert before he rose to fame on season 8 of American Idol will contain eight tracks co-written by the singer, contrary to a statement released last week by Lambert's rep, according to a report in Us magazine. Last week, the singer said in a statement that in 2005 he was "hired as a studio singer to lend my vocals totracks written by someone else." A follow-up call today to 19 Recordings wasnot immediately returned.
Hi Fi Recordings, which will release On With the Show in conjunction with Willshire Records later this summer, told Us that "As co-writer and performer, Adam will receive significant royaltiesjust as any superstar artist would. He has the chance, finally, to makea fortune for his work — definitely more with this album than througha major label deal." TMZ.com, meanwhile,obtained a document it claims shows Lambert co-wrote tracks from his Willshire Records sessions with Monte Pittman, a guitarist for Madonna, and others.