|Real Name/Full Name||Clayton Holmes Aiken|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Clay Aiken|
|Birth Place:||North Carolina, USA|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||30 November 1978|
|Age/How Old:||44 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Faye Parker
Mother – Vernon Grissom
|Siblings:||Amy Sawyer, Deborah Grissom, Brett Parker and Jeff Parker|
|School:||Leesville Road High School|
|College:||Campbell University and University of North Carolina|
|Kids/Children Name:||Parker Foster Aiken|
|Profession:||Singer, television personality, actor, political candidate and activist|
|Net Worth:||$8 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Clayton Holmes Aiken is a musician, TV host, actor, political candidate, and activist from the United States. In 2003, Aiken came in second position on American Idol’s second season, and his debut album, Measure of a Man, went multi-platinum. Merry Christmas with Love (2004), A Thousand Different Ways (2006), the Christmas EP, All is Well (2006), and On My Way Here (2007) were all released on the RCA label (2008).
He has since released two more albums, all with Decca Records: Tried and True (2010) and Steadfast (2012). Aiken’s albums have been supported by eleven tours. He is the fourth-best-selling American Idol alumnus, with over 5 million albums sold.
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Biography and Early Life
Clay Aiken is a North Carolina native who grew up in Raleigh. Aiken performed in the Raleigh Boychoir as a child and in school choirs, church choirs, musicals, and local theatre performances as a youth. He sang lead with a small band, Just By Chance, after high school, co-hosting and singing with them at “Just by Chance and Friends” shows in Dunn, North Carolina.
He also served as the MC and artist at the Johnston Community College Country Showcase in Smithfield, as well as the North Carolina Music Connection and Hometown Music Connection shows in Garner and Benson, respectively.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Clay Aiken in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Clay Aiken’s age is 44 years old as of today’s date 30th September 2023 having been born on 30 November 1978. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 132 lbs in Pound and 60 kg in Kilograms.
Aiken attended Leesville Road High School in Raleigh and took classes at Campbell University. Aiken began working at the YMCA and also enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, in 1995. Aiken realized early on that he could make a difference in the lives of young people while still in high school.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Aiken announced the birth of his son in North Carolina on his personal blog on August 8, 2008: “My best friend, Jaymes, and I are so proud to announce the birth of Parker Foster Aiken.” Jaymes Foster, the mother of the kid, is the sister of David Foster, the executive producer of Aiken’s last three RCA records. Aiken said, “The little guy is safe, happy, and as loud as his daddy.” “Mama Jaymes is doing just fine as well.”
Is Clay Aiken Gay?
Although he is not married, he was in love with his best friend Jaymes and they have a son together which proves he is straight.
Aiken had submitted an application to be a contestant on the reality show, The Amazing Race, before a friend suggested he audition for American Idol instead. Aiken was first seen on television during the audition episodes at the start of American Idol’s second season. The judges initially thought of Aiken as a nerdy sort who wouldn’t make a good pop star, but after hearing him sing Heatwave’s “Always and Forever,” they voted to advance him to the next round. Throughout the show, the video of the judges’ surprise during this audition show was replayed several times.
Measure of a Man, Aiken’s first solo album, was released on October 14, 2003, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 613,000 copies in its first week, the highest-selling debut for a solo artist in ten years. On November 17, 2003, the album was certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) (a Double Platinum plaque was presented to Aiken by Clive Davis on October 22, 2003, during Good Morning America).
Aiken has made several appearances on film. Aiken sang “Bridge Over Troubled Water” at the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon on Labour Day 2003, receiving a standing ovation from the crowd. Lewis likened Aiken to Frank Sinatra and praised Aiken’s fan base’s loyalty. During the winter of 2003, Aiken starred in a number of television specials, including Disney’s Christmas Day Parade and the Nick at Nite Holiday Special, where he performed “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth” with Bing Crosby through special effects.
Aiken made his Broadway debut on January 18, 2008, when he joined the cast of Monty Python’s Spamalot for a four-month run that ended on May 4, 2008. In the Tony Award-winning musical directed by Mike Nichols, he played Sir Robin. Aiken also played the 1st Guard and Brother Maynard, in addition to Sir Robin.
On August 12, 2008, it was reported that Aiken would reprise his role as Sir Robin from September 19 to January 4, 2009, as announced on August 12, 2008. Aiken’s caricature was revealed on December 23, 2008, at the world-famous Sardi’s restaurant. Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Christmas Show, starring Aiken and Ruben Studdard, premiered on Broadway in December 2018.
Clay Aiken has won a number of awards over the course of his career. Here are some of them:
- American Music Awards Fan’s Choice Award in 2003.
- Billboard Awards Best Selling Christmas Album in 2004 and 2005.
- Robert M. Barg Memorial Achievement Award in 2005.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Clay Aiken in 2023
As of 2023, Clay Aiken current career has earned him an estimated net worth of $8 Million.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He came out as gay in 2008 and is active in a variety of gay rights organizations.
Clay Aiken is a talented singer who came to prominence on the second season of the popular reality show ‘American Idol’ and has not stopped ever since. His music is really great and inspirational and we all look forward to more of his music.