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BIRTHDAY: November 30, 1978
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Invisible" (2003)
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BIGGEST LP: Measure Of A Man (2003)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
TIMELINE

2003... # 49 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Clay Aikenbutton.gif (123 bytes) The second outing of American Idol was back on the TV screens. Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson were back as judges and ratings continued to soar.

May
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Ruben Studdard was voted the winner of American Idol 2 with just over 50% of the vote (with only about 130,000 votes separating him from Clay Aiken).

June
Clay Aiken - This Is The Night / Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken hit the Top 40 with "This Is The Night."
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 2 weeks and Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for 11 weeks with "
This Is The Night" selling over 392,000 copies its first week of release in the US.
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken appeared on the cover of
Rolling Stone.

July
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken's single "
This Is The Night/Bridge Over Troubled Water" was certified platinum.

October
Clay Aiken - Measure Of A Manbutton.gif (123 bytes) Aiken released his debut LP, Measure Of A Man.
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken hit the Top 40 with "
Invisible."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for a week and Internet Album chart for a week with
Measure Of A Man selling over 613,000 copies its first week of release in the US.
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken won an
American Music Award for the Fan's Choice Award and was also nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist. Aiken performed at the ceremony.
Clay Aiken - "Invisible" (Available at iTunes)button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken's Measure Of A Man was certified 2x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken hit the
Top 10 with "Invisible."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken topped the Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top Hot 100 Single Sales ("This Is The Night/Bridge Over Troubled Water").

2004... # 77 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken appeared on the NBC TV show Ed.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken performed on Saturday Night Live.
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Kelly Clarkson and Aiken co-headlined a tour together.

March
Clay Aiken - The Way / Solitaire (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken hit the Top 40 with "The Way."
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken topped the Canadian singles chart with "
The Way / Solitaire."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart with "
The Way / Solitaire."

November
Chris Aiken - Christmas Albumbutton.gif (123 bytes) Aiken released the holiday LP Merry Christmas With Love.
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken had to delay the beginning of his 'Joyful Noise' tour due to illness.

2005...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken's Merry Christmas With Love was certified platinum.

February
Disneymania, Vol. 3 compilationbutton.gif (123 bytes) Aiken appeared on the NBC series Scrubs.
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken could be heard on the
Disneymania 3 compilation on the track "Proud Of Your Boy."
(available for download at
mp3 Available at Amazon.com)

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken topped the Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top Christian Album (Merry Christmas With Love).

2006..

September
Clay Aiken - A Thousand Different Waysbutton.gif (123 bytes) Aiken released A Thousand Different Ways - a collection of cover tunes and 4 original songs.
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken topped the Billboard Internet Albums chart with
A Thousand Different Ways.

2008...

January
Clay Aiken - On My Way Herebutton.gif (123 bytes) Aiken joined the Broadway cast of Monty Python's Spamalot.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken released his next LP On My Way Here.
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken topped the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart with
On My Way Here.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken became a dad when his friend and record producer gave birth to their son.

September
Clay Aiken - 'Tried And True'button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken confirmed in People magazine that he was gay.

2010...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken released Tried And True.

2012...

March
Clay Aiken - 'Steadfast'button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken released Steadfast.

2014...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken announced he would be running for a seat in Congress in North Carolina.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Aiken lost his Congressional race.



LPs
Clay Aiken - Measure Of A Man
Available for download at iTunes
Measure Of A Man
Released: October, 2003
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 2 weeks)
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Invisible" - "I Will Carry You" - "The Way" - "When You Say Love Me" - "No More Sad Songs" - "Run To Me" - "Shine" - "I Survived You" - "This Is The Night" - "Perfect Day" - "Measure Of A Man" - "Touch"
Chris Aiken - Christmas Album
Available for download at iTunes
Merry Christmas With Love
Released: November, 2004
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 4
Entertainment Weekly: C
Tracks: "Sleigh Ride" - "Mary Did You Know" - "The Christmas Song" - "What Re you Doing New Year's Eve?" - "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - "Winter Wonderland" - "Silent Night" - "Joy To The World" - "Hark The Herald Angels Sing / O Come All Ye Faithful" - "O Holy Night" - "Merry Christmas With Love"
Clay Aiken - A Thousand Different Ways
Available for download at iTunes
A Thousand Different Ways
Released: September, 2006
Billboard peak: # 2
US: Gold
Rolling Stone: 1 star from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: D
Tracks: "Right Here Waiting" - "Lonely No More" - "Without You" - "Every Time You Go Away" - "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" - "When I See You Smile" - "A Thousand Days" - "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" - "Because You Loved Me" - "I Want To Know What Love Is" - "These Open Arms" - "Here You Come Again" - "Everything I Have" - "Broken Wings"
Clay Aiken - On My Way Here
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
On My Way Here
Released: May, 2008
Billboard peak: # 4
Entertainment Weekly: C+
Tracks: "On My Way Here" - "Ashes" - "Everything I Don't Need" - "Something About Us" - "Falling" - "Where I Draw The Line" - "The Real Me" - "Weight Of The World" - "As Long As We're Here" - "Sacrificial Love" - "Grace Of God" - "Lover All Alone"
Clay Aiken - 'Tried And True'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Tried And True
Released: June, 2010
Tracks: "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" - "What Kind of Fool Am I" (with David Sanborn) - "It's Only Make Believe" - "Misty" - "Mack The Knife" - "It's Impossible" - "Unchained Melody" - "Suspicious Minds" - "Crying" (with Linda Eder) - "There's A Kind Of Hush" - "Moon River" (with Vince Gill) - "Who's Sorry Now" - "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"
Clay Aiken - 'Steadfast'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
Steadfast
Released: March, 2012
Tracks: "There's A Kind Of Hush" - "Bring Back My Love" - "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" - "Crying" - "It's Only Make Believe" - "Misty" - "Unchained Melody" - "It's Impossible" - "Who's Sorry Now" - "Moon River"
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POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Clay Aiken - "Invisible" (Available at iTunes)Invisible
from
Measure Of A Man
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 36 - 33 - 29 - 19 - 13 - 9 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 6 - 8 - 11 - 17 - 27 - 35 - off - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
49
3 16 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
2 Clay Aiken - The Way / Solitaire (Single)The Way
from
Measure Of A Man
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 38 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
172
38 2 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
3 Clay Aiken - This Is The Night / Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Single)This Is The Night
from
Measure Of A Man
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 38 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
180
38 2 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
 
  Clay Aiken - This Is The Night / Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Single)Bridge Over Troubled Water
from
cd single
RIAA Certification: Platinum
** ** 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

  Clay Aiken - The Way / Solitaire (Single)Solitaire
from
cd single
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

  Without You
from
A Thousand Different Ways
** ** 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

  A Thousand Days
from
A Thousand Different Ways
** ** 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

  Clay Aiken - "On My Way Here" (Single)On My Way Here
from
On My Way Here
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
 
Note: Song title and position links lead you to the song's Top 40 chart run (from the ARC Weekly Top 40) and LP links take you to Amazon.com's page for that LP (often including track listings and sound samples).
 
 

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