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Adam Lambert's 'Behind The Music' Promises to Be His Most Revealing Interview Yet

The singer looks back on his hard-partying ways and coming out to friends and family in the Vh1 special.

Adam Lambert

Go inside the world of Adam Lambert with Vh1, as Behind the Music explores the American Idol alum’s rise to fame.

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Debuting on August 7, the special will chronicle Lambert’s personal and professional life over the years. From realizing he was gay in the 6th grade, to coming out at 18 years old and moving to Hollywood, the singer’s closest friends and family weigh in on his journey.

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At age 19, Lambert landed a gig on the European tour of Hair, exposing him to a whole new world of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. In the eight years that followed, the future glam-rocker was cast in various stage productions, including Wicked. At 27-years old, Lambert auditioned for the iconic Fox reality series for which he is now known, and quickly became a household name. Still, becoming an Idol finalist was only the beginning.

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Also featured in the one-hour docuseries is never-before seen home video footage and interviews with industry experts and musical bigwigs. Guests include Lambert’s parents, friend Scarlett Cherry, Island Def Jam exec. Barry Weiss, Idol’s Season 8 winner Kris Allen and The Hollywood Reporter’s very own Idol expert, Shirley Halperin.

Get to know the real Adam Lambert when Behind the Music airs on on Vh1 Sunday, August 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.