Clay Aiken

Singer-songwriter + Actor + Record Producer
Born Nov 30, 1978

Clayton Holmes "Clay" Aiken is an American singer, songwriter, actor, producer and author who began his rise to fame on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003. RCA Records offered him a recording contract, and his multi-platinum debut album Measure of a Man was released in October 2003. He released four more albums on the RCA label: Merry Christmas with Love (2004), A Thousand Different Ways (2006), and the Christmas EP, All is Well (2006).… Read More

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1978 Birth Born on November 30, 1978.


A performance of the Commodores' "Jesus is Love" at the American Music Awards in 2003 earned Aiken and Ruben Studdard a standing ovation. … Read More
…  The book made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2004, debuted at number two. … Read More
He was the 2005 spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF drive.
2006 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Aiken made fun of the controversy on the 2006 American Music Awards the next night with Tori Spelling. … Read More
2007 28 Years Old 1 More Event
He was sent to Kabul and Bamyan, in Afghanistan in April 2007, where he was able to spend time with children in their classrooms; he also visited a health center for women and children where he administered oral polio vaccinations to babies. … Read More
Aiken made his Broadway debut playing the role of Sir Robin in Monty Python's Spamalot in January 2008. … Read More


…  Aiken was the 2014 Democratic nominee in the North Carolina 2nd congressional district election.
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