Clay Aiken Biography


Clay Aiken

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Birth Name: Clay Aiken
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Sign: scorpio
Age:   38 Years
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TV Guide's TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols, Clay Aiken is a multi talented guy from United States. He is a renowned singer and songwriter. He is also popular for being an actor and an author. He is best known for his performance on the second season of the television program American Idol. Tall and talented, Clay Aiken was born as Clayton Holmes Grissom at the end of 1970s in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America to Faye Aiken Parker. He was also raised in Raleigh, North Carolina.

On 8th of August 2008, Clay announced the birth of his son Parker Foster Aiken. An American actress Jaymes Foster is the mother of this child. His sexuality was a matter of talking point in the media. At the end of 2008, he revealed that he is gay in an interview with People magazine. He has never been married and there is no any information about his wife. His nationality is American and he has white ethnicity.

Clay's musical talent propped up when he was in his young age. During his childhood days, he used to sing in the Raleigh Boychoir. During his teens, he was found singing in musicals and local theatre as well as in school choirs and church choir. After his high school graduation, he joined the band Just By Chance as its lead singer. Later on he also performed in the show Just by Chance and Friends. In the early 2003, he performed on the second season of American Idol. In the audition round, he sang Always And Forever and he advanced to the top 32. During this round, he sang Open Arms. In the top 2 round, he sang This Is the Night, Here, There and Everywhere and Bridge over Troubled Water. He was announced the runner up of this competition on 21st of May 2003. On 14th of October 2003, he released his debut album Measure of a Man. His second album Merry Christmas with Love was released at the end of 2004. In 2003, he performed in several TV shows. That year, he appeared at the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon where he sang Bridge Over Troubled Water. At the end of 2004, he starred in the TV show A Clay Aiken Christmas. He was also an executive producer of this TV show. In the early 2005, he starred the role of a cafeteria worker Kenny in a cal comedy-American medidrama television series Scrubs. His net worth is $6,000,000.

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Born in Raleigh, North Carolina

1978 30th of November

Tall and talented, Clay Aiken was born as Clayton Holmes Grissom at the end of 1970s in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America to Faye Aiken Parker. He was also raised in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Sang in school choirs and church choir

1992

Clay's musical talent propped up when he was in his young age. During his childhood days, he used to sing in the Raleigh Boychoir. During his teens, he was found singing in musicals and local theatre as well as in school choirs and church choir. 

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Graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2003 of December

He received his formal education at Leesville Road High School. He completed his high school graduation from there and then he joined Campbell University. Later on he got enrolled at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He earned his bachelor’s degree from there at the end of 2003.

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Auditioned in American Idol

2003 of January

In the early 2003, he performed on the second season of American Idol. In the audition round, he sang Always And Forever and he advanced to the top 32. During this round, he sang Open Arms. In the top 8th round, he sang Everlasting Love. 

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Became the runner up of an American Idol

2003 21st of May

In the top 2 round, he sang This Is the Night, Here, There and Everywhere and Bridge over Troubled Water. He was announced the runner up of this competition on 21st of May 2003. Ruben Studdard was named the winner of this show. 

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Performed at the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon

2003

In 2003, he performed in several TV shows. That year, he appeared at the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon where he sang Bridge Over Troubled Water. That year he also performed on the opening of the 2003 World Series. 

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Released his debut album, Measure of a Man

2003 14th of October

Clay Aiken is a multi talented guy from United States. He is a renowned singer and songwriter. In 2003, he recorded his debut album and this album was finally released at the end of 2003 under the title Measure of a Man. 

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Won American Music Awards

2003

In 2003, he got nominated in American Music Awards for the first time in his life. He got nominated in this award for Favorite Male Artist – Pop or Rock and Fan’s Choice Award. He won this award from his later nomination. 

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Won Billboard Awards

2003

He has also won Billboard Awards several times in his life. He won this award for the first time in 2003 for Best Selling Single of 2003. In 2004, he was also honored with this award for Best Selling Christmas Album and Best Selling Christian Album. 

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Released his second album, Merry Christmas with Love

2004 16th of November

He has released several albums in his life. His second album Merry Christmas with Love was released at the end of 2004. This album was released by RCA Records. His 3rd album A Thousand Different Ways was released in 2006. 

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Won American Christian Music Awards

2005

In 2005, he got nominated in American Christian Music Awards for the first time in his life. He was also honored with this award that year for Outstanding Yule CD. He has also once been honored with New Music Weekly Awards. 

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Appeared in the television series, Days of Our Lives

2006 of December

In the early 2005, he starred the role of a cafeteria worker Kenny in an American medical comedy-drama television series Scrubs. In December 2006, he appeared in an American daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives. 

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First child, Parker Foster Aiken

2008 8th of August

On 8th of August 2008, Clay announced the birth of his son Parker Foster Aiken. An American actress Jaymes Foster is the mother of this child.  Jaymes Foster is also famous for being a producer. 

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Revealed that he is gay

2008 of September

His sexuality was a matter of talking point in the media. At the end of 2008, he revealed that he is gay in an interview with People magazine. He has never been married and there is no any information about his wife.

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Made his Broadway debut

2008 18th of January

He is also popular for being an actor. He made his Broadway debut in the early 2008. He began appearing in the Broadway show Monty Python's Spamalot on 18th of January 2008. He appeared in this show for about four months. 

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