Clay Aiken, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Clay Aiken

singer-songwriter, actor, record producer

Date of Birth: 30-Nov-1978

Place of Birth: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Profession: actor, politician, singer, musician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Clay Aiken

  • Clayton Holmes "Clay" Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom; November 30, 1978) is an American singer, television personality, actor, politician, and activist.
  • He first gained fame when he came in second place on the second season of American Idol in 2003.
  • His debut album, Measure of a Man, released in October 2003, went multi-platinum.
  • He released four more albums on the RCA label: Merry Christmas with Love (2004), A Thousand Different Ways (2006), the Christmas EP All is Well (2006), and On My Way Here (2008).
  • Since then he has released two more albums, both with Decca Records: Tried and True (2010) and Steadfast (2012).
  • Aiken has also had eleven tours in support of his albums.
  • In all, he has sold over 5 million albums, and is the fourth-highest-selling American Idol alumnus.Aiken co-wrote a bestselling memoir in 2004, Learning to Sing.
  • In 2004 he also had a televised Christmas special, A Clay Aiken Christmas.
  • During much of 2008 he appeared on Broadway in the musical comedy Spamalot, in the role of Sir Robin.
  • In 2010 he hosted the PBS special Tried & True Live!.
  • He has also had numerous cameo and guest appearances on TV shows.
  • In 2012 he competed in the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice, coming in second to Arsenio Hall. With Diane Bubel, Aiken created the Bubel/Aiken Foundation in 2003, which was later renamed the National Inclusion Project.
  • In 2004 he became a UNICEF ambassador, a position he held until 2013 when he gave it up in order to run for Congress.
  • He traveled extensively in this role.
  • In 2006, he was appointed for a two-year term to the Presidential Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.In 2014, Aiken ran for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd congressional district.
  • He won the Democratic primary, but lost to Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers in the general election.

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