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Clay Aiken

As the second-place contestant on Fox television's second season of American Idol, vocalist Clay Aiken wowed television audiences with his Southern charm, sweet demeanor, and powerful tenor voice, all of which combined to make him a pop star (and, later, a fixture on Broadway). Originally, Aiken had planned to try out for the reality TV series The American Race, but went ahead and auditioned for the Idol competition to please an encouraging friend. Out of 7,000 hopefuls, the Charlotte, North Carolina native won the hearts of the judges as well as millions of fans across the globe.

Born on November 30, 1978, Aiken began singing at an early age, and was confident enough to perform the Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers classic "Islands in the Stream" at a local high-school dance by age five. Two year later, he was buying albums through a mail-order catalog, eager to get his hands on any kind of music. Aiken's blossoming talent continued into his teenage years, when he became a regular member of the Raleigh Boys Choir and enjoyed roles in The Music Man, Oklahoma!, various stage plays, and regional playhouse shows.

When it came time to go to college, music wasn't Aiken's strongest calling. He studied special education instead, and set his sights on attending Virginia's College of William & Mary for a master's degree in administration. Before he could further his education, however, Aiken auditioned for American Idol and ended up wooing a weekly audience of 21 million television viewers in early 2003. His rendition of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" sewed him a spot among Americans' hearts, and although he finished second to Ruben Studdard, Aiken's loss was not taken lightly. He landed a deal with RCA through Simon Fuller's 19 Recordings Limited within weeks of the show's finale.

That same month, Aiken's debut single, "This Is the Night," made history by shooting to number one on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. It sold more than 392,000 copies during its first week, besting Elton John's previous record for "Candle in the Wind 1997." In October 2003, Aiken returned to the spotlight and issued his full-length studio debut, The Measure of a Man. Once again, the little guy with the big voice made a big splash, and The Measure of a Man sold 613,000 copies while climbing to number one on Billboard's Top 200 during its first week of release. Aiken's first holiday effort, Merry Christmas with Love, followed in November 2004. The album debuted at number one on Billboard's Top Holiday Albums chart, giving Merry Christmas with Love the biggest debut week sales figures for a Christmas album in SoundScan history. Aiken released A Thousand Different Ways in September 2006 and made his Broadway debut in early 2008, playing the role of Sir Robin in Spamalot. On My Way Here arrived that same year, featuring a track penned by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder. Aiken released Tried & True, a collection of standards from the '50s and '60s, in 2010 on the Decca label. In 2012, on the heels of his appearance on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, Aiken released the album Steadfast, featuring tracks off Tried & True as well as a few more of his favorite songs to sing in concert. Also included was his original single "Bring Back My Love." ~ MacKenzie Wilson & Andrew Leahey, Rovi
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Track List: Bridge Over Troubled Water / This Is The Night

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Track List: Bring Back My Love (Single)

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Right Here Waiting God I love this I have heard it in to many years
maudieqarhxd c 9 8
This is my favorite song of all. Love it
magicalmusic 2 0 0 4
Clay is still the best voice to come out of American Idol. I hope his next CD will be new stuff like he had on On My Way Here. There were some really great songs on there that had hit potential. I'll never understand what went wrong there.
His version of Unchained Melody gave me goosebumps. Such a soothing, fabulous voice. I didn't watch AI when he was on but I'd heard people talk about him. While sitting in the Hospice facility with my Mom, we were watching recaps of AI and saw him for the first time. My mom asked who that was and loved his voice. Thanks Clay, for giving her a small pleasure during her last days.
Love to hear him sing. GREAT Voice. Can't wait for Celebrity Appprentice in Feb.
ltrent19
What a great voice
I first saw him on American Idol & voted for him everytime. I think he is great. He has a beautiful, strong voice. I think he should have won instead of Rubin Studdard (although I liked him also)
I LOVE CLAY AIKEN <3
SAME OLD SAME OLD - NOTHING NEW - WHO BUYS THIS?
I absolutely love Clay Aiken. His voice- his music- his songs, its all TRULY AMAZING. I love it. He makes me have hope. When it comes to him...he gives me strength.
Clay is a wonderful artist! I love to hear his voice; loud & clear. When I've had a rough day at work (I'm a teacher), I like to play one of his albums (especially his Christmas CD) to relax me. Maybe since he is also an educator, that makes sense. He remains my favorite AI contestant so far!
Still one of the most beautiful voices I ever heard. He may not be "cool" to a lot of people, but, if you say he sucks, you wouldn't know a good singing voice if it bit you in the *ss. My two favorite singers couldn't be more different... C l a y Aiken & Eddie Vedder! Gorgeous voices those two. Oh, & Freddie Mercury, another gorgeous voice. He had more in common with clay though, lol!
i want to mold you clay
soft sound enjoyable artist
The looks are NOT what count!!!!!
He is fabulous. I never tire of hearing him. His latest CD, "On My Way Here" is absolutely incredible. Buy it.
sugar.mama18
I love clay, he's my hero and is so brave. when i grow up i wanna be just like him in every way! -GO CLAY!Woodsto c k Gen, I made a station called "Where I Draw the Line" and get the most interesting mix. I went back and looked at all songs similar to the offerings on OMWH, and I agree, not a Celine Dion (or Groban)in sight.
Almost went to Woodstock, btw, by 20th birthday weekend. But wasn't sure if I wanted to camp for three days. Loved, loved the music (still the best musical period in my opinio
I love clay, he's my hero and is so brave. when i grow up i wanna be just like him in every way! -GO CLAY!
Woodstock Gen, I made a station called "Where I Draw the Line" and get the most interesting mix. I went back and looked at all songs similar to the offerings on OMWH, and I agree, not a Celine Dion (or Groban)in sight.
Almost went to Woodstock, btw, by 18th birthday weekend. But wasn't sure if I wanted to camp for three days. Loved, loved the music (still the best musical period in my opinion) but not sure how I would have handled other aspects of the weekend.
I Believe this is the American Idol he proved that to me no doubt
Are you kidding? What does he have to do with any of these artists? American Idol? Simon Cowell? Misconceived impressions for Groban and Dion? When I make a radio station from songs on On My Way Here I get Freezer Door, Mini Bar, David Pack, Jimmy Eat World, and Connor O'Brien. He's got a lot more in common with those artists than the ones listed here.
Aiken's Merry Christmas With Love is one of my favorite Christmas albums ever and I have a huge collection. If you have not heard his version of Mary Did You Know, you are missing something.
barbijo
Love this guys voice.
queenofcaffe i n e . h a n n a h
I like this guy. He has a sweet voice and I'd like to hear more. Since I didn't follow american idol I've never heard him before.
tiggirl19
I love him so much that I have all of his music that he has put out, and it's all good to listen to.
Clay has a great voice. I can listen to him for hours. Please add some of the new songs in his latest CD.
On My Way Here is a great cd. There is music for everyone on this one cd. I wish the bonus track (exclusive for WalMart) could be played here. It's calling "Forget I Ever Knew You" and it is my absolute favorite song. Great beat, great lyrics and fantastic vocals. This cd is definitely worth listening to. His best so far without question.
He is one of the better new singers.
He's the best there is! Now let's hear some selections from his new album
"On My Way Here", such as 'Falling, Where I Draw the Line, Falling, Something About Us.
Clay Aiken's newest album On My Way Here is a small jewel. His voice is front and center and the varied styles featured on the cd are a joy. Hope this album is added to the discography. I made the request via email. And a more current picture might be nice. He's grown up.
There are literally thousands of wonderful current pictures of Clay on the Internet. The cover of 'A Thousand Different Ways" is a good one. Could you replace the years old one you are using for him with one that shows a more current, mature Clay.
Clay Aiken has a wonderful Christmas Album, out last year, called
"Merry Christmas With Love". It is a magnificent album and should
be put in his Discography. There are thousands, literally, that I
can send your site to all over the world. Let me know if you would
like me to do this for you.
Bobbi

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