NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 02: Adam Lambert performs onstage during the 2015 "CMT Artists of the Year" at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on December 2, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
He may not have taken home the 'American Idol' title in its 8th season, but he's finally won an Idol-related honor.
Adam Lambert was the highest earning American Idol "cast member," in 2015, according to Forbes, - pulling in a career-high $10 million.
Lambert earned the majority of the cash playing arena shows as the frontman of glam rock band Queen.
Carrie Underwood, the top earner in 2013 and 2014, earned $8 million to finish in second place, followed by Chris Daughtry with earnings of $6 million.