Clay Aiken is one of the most admired singers around the world. This ‘American Idol’ fame pop star is also a TV personality, political contender, singer, actor, and social activist. Clay has been a UNICEF National Ambassador in 2004 for a program with a motto of providing primary education to every child. His net worth 2020 is estimated at $11 Million.
Clay Aiken Early Life
Clay was born on November 30, 1978, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was raised and completed high school in Raleigh itself and as growing up he sings in the church & school choirs. He also sang in some local theater products and musicals. He even joined the local band ‘Just by Chance and Friends’ where he was singing and co-hosting the concerts.
In 1955, he moved to Charlotte to complete his studies at the University of North Carolina. While studying he took a part-time job for an assistant for autism. One day one kid’s mother suggested auditioning for American Idol!
|Net worth||$11 million|
|Birthday||30 November 1978|
|Height||6 feet 1 inches|
Clay Aiken Personal Life
On 8th August 2008 Clay has revealed on his official page, that he has welcomed his Son. He had him with Jaymes Foster, sister of music producer of Clay’s 3 albums David Foster. And then the same year in September he declared himself gay.
Clay Aiken American Idol
Clay was the part of Season 2 of American Idol. As he got an idea to audition for a singing reality show… he first filled the forms of Amazing Race but later on friend’s advice he turned to American Idol.
He sang ‘Always & Forever’ of Heatwaves in his audition for American idol. The judges were astonished by his voice as he seems too simple to sing a pop song like this. He made to 32 rounds of it! And then in 2002, he was recalled by the producers to make a surprise appearance on the American Idol Season 5 finale.
Clay Aiken Music
In 2003, he released his first solo album, “Measure of a Man”. It got success and even appeared on the 1st rank on Billboard’s 200. Since then he has released 8 albums in the Pop music genre. His latest was the “The Very Best of Christmas” of 2013.
Clay Aiken Discography
Till today, Aiken has given 6 studio albums, 18 singles, 2 compilation albums, and 5 music videos. His debutant was a big hit and sold 613,000 copies in a week. It has even received double platinum from RIAA the same year. The 2010 album “Tried & True” was also placed on 9th on Billboard’s 200.
Clay Aiken Children
He had the only son named Parker Foster Aiken. He will turn 12 in August this year.
Clay Aiken Girlfriend
Currently, Clay is not dating anyone! He is single as per our records! But he had 4 relationships in past…. 1st with Jameys Foster (2008), 2nd after he revealed he is gay, he dated Reed Kelly (2008-10), Devin Finn (2010), and then Jeff Walter (2010-11).
Clay Aiken Siblings
Clay has 2 sisters – Deborah Grissom and Amy Sawyer. And two brothers -Jeff Parker and Brett Parker! Brett is a movie director.
Clay Aiken House and Resident
As per his latest posts, Clay is living in Raleigh, North Carolina for political reasons.