Tag: Clay Aiken

Monday 11/29/21 1pm ET: Feature Artist: Clay Aiken

Clayton Holmes Aiken (born November 30, 1978) is an American singer, television personality, actor, political candidate, and activist. Aiken finished second place on the second season of American Idol in 2003, and his debut album, Measure of a Man, 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 the United States House of Representatives in North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district. He won the Democratic primary, but lost to Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers in the general election.

Thursday 6/10/21 2pm ET: Sounds of 2000

Featuring music from 2000 – 2009. This week music from Rick Astley, Ricky Martin, Clay Aiken, Britney Spears, Norah Jones, Elton John, Staind, B-52s, and more . . . 2pm to 4pm ET

Thursday 5/20/21 2pm ET: Sounds of 2000

Featuring music from 2000 – 2009. This week music from John Mellencamp, Ben’s Brother, Elton John, Shania Twain, AC/DC, Goo Goo Dolls, Martina McBride, Doobie Brothers, Poison, Jack Ingram, and more . . .

Thursday 5/6/21 2pm ET: Sounds of 2000

Featuring music from 2000 – 2009. This week music from AC/DC, Rob Thomas, Clay Aiken, Def Leppard, Five For Fighting, Elton John, Eminem, Korn, John Fogerty, Green Day, Brad Paisley and more . . .

Tuesday 11/17/2020 4pm ET: Feature Artist – 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.[8][9] 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.

Friday 10pm: Feature LP – Clay Aiken – Measure of A Man (2003)

Measure of a Man is Clay Aiken’s debut album, released on October 14, 2003, five months after the conclusion of the second season of American Idol. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was, with 613,000 copies sold in its first week, the highest-selling debut for a solo artist since Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle in December 1993. It was number one on the Billboard 200 for two consecutive weeks and received a Multi-Platinum certification November 17, 2003.

1. “Invisible” 4:03
2. “I Will Carry You” 3:44
3. “The Way” 4:06
4. “When You Say You Love Me” 4:07
5. “No More Sad Songs” 4:01
6. “Run to Me” 3:33
7. “Shine” 4:09
8. “I Survived You” 3:34
9. “This Is the Night” 3:32
10. “Perfect Day” 3:52
11. “Measure of a Man” 3:58
12. “Touch” 3:51

Wednesday 8pm: Feature LP: Clay Aiken – A Thousand Different Ways (2006)

A Thousand Different Ways is the third studio album by Clay Aiken. The album, which was executive produced by Jaymes Foster, consists of ten covers and four new songs. It was released by RCA on September 19, 2006. The first single was “Without You” and the second, “A Thousand Days.”

Writers of the four new songs (“These Open Arms”, “Lonely No More”, “A Thousand Days” and “Everything I Have”) include Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child, Andreas Carlsson, Jeremy Bose, Aldo Nova, Samuel Waermo, Mimmi Waermo and Aiken himself. “These Open Arms” previously appeared as a bonus track on the Japanese issue Bon Jovi’s 2005 album “Have A Nice Day”.

Available only through iTunes as a bonus cut when the complete album is downloaded, is a fifth new song titled “Lover All Alone”. Aiken wrote the lyrics and David Foster wrote the music.

“Broken Wings” is the last cut on the album and an original poem written by Erin Taylor was woven throughout the lyrics. The last line of this poem which is also the last line added to the song lyrics became the album title.

Kmart offered for a limited time (as a download) an exclusive bonus recording of If You Don’t Know Me by Now.

Click here for Album contents from Wikipedia