Adam Lambert praises Sam Smith

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Adam Lambert has praised the likes of Sam Smith and Years & Years for helping the music industry to accept gender neutral pronouns in songs.

Adam Lambert says the music industry needs to work at accepting gender neutral pronouns in songs.

The 'For Your Entertainment' hitmaker has praised the likes of Sam Smith and Years & Years for raising LGBT awareness through their music and hopes executives will soon "come around a bit more to it" because it's the "last piece" of the puzzle.

He said: "It'd be nice if there was more ... I think it'll happen slowly but surely. There are success stories happening and that's the biggest thing for the music industry. They need to see that it actually works in order for them to feel comfortable with it. The audiences are there for it, but the industry needs to come around a bit more to it. They are, but it's the last piece.

"Luckily we're in a moment right now with streaming where there's more power put back into the artist's and audience's hands. But the gatekeepers who make a lot of the other big decisions in the music industry, those are the ones hardest to convince on certain things. That's the reasoning for some of that pronoun stuff."

And the 34-year-old singer is glad that things have "shifted" and there is more acceptance of the LGBT community now.

He added to Digital Spy: "I think there have been a lot of things in general that have shifted within the LGBT community and mainstream acceptance. There's not as much of a reason to be scared of it, because people in general aren't scared of it."

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1. Shannon Sabel14 Apr 2016, 6:11pm Report

You're a little mixed up. Gay singers have been using gender neutral pronouns for decades, i.e., "you." It's gender specific pronouns, men singing about "he" and "him" and women singing about " she" and "her" that label execs so ridiculously resist. Adam's right-- most people don't care any more except those of us who want to see LGBTQ acceptance in the world.

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