Mary Lambert made it to media limelight after an unforgettable performance at the Grammys. Lambert is a Seattle based singer and song writer who shot to fame after her work with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on a track on their album "The Heist."
Lambert also signed up another project with them and she is the featured singer and songwriter of their gay rights single, "Same Love." The reason why Same Love got so much public attention is because it talks about Lambert's experiences as a lesbian, growing up in a riotous, Christian household.
The Grammys got a lot better with Lambert’s powerful and soulful vocals on Same Love which is already scaling Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart. Her performance helped her song climb up even more on the charts. It rose from 38 to 35 in its second week on the radio-based survey, up 24 percent in plays, according to Nielsen BDS.
The Seattle-based Lambert had a significant role to play in the success of this song. She wrote the chorus for the rap duo which hit No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July. Their fans and public in general loved the arrangement and composition so much that Same Love earned a Grammy nomination for song of the year.
According to Capitol Music Group executive VP, "Same Love" wasn't the only reason why the label did so well. He believes that even though Same Love certainly brought Lambert to their attention, but when they closely worked with her they realized how gifted singer/songwriter and spoken-word artist she was. Her talent impressed almost everyone on the Label, and the public soon started appreciating the work.
Some credit for her success can also be attributed to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis because the duo found her and encouraged her to be totally confident for who she was.
"Macklemore and Ryan Lewis saw her talent," Thompson said. "And they created a brilliant song that will speak for generations to come."
According to Billboard, Lambert’s other singles are also doing really well. Impressively, "Warm" has also charted so far and Capitol is targeting to begin its official radio promotion this week. Speaking about other endeavors Thompson said: "By astute programmers that are usually tough ads makes a statement about the quality of it." Following the "Body" EP, Capitol hopes to release Lambert's full-length debut later this year.