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Clay Aiken

  • Clay Aiken Spreads Joy

    Crooner launches holiday tour, readies next record

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  • Merry Christmas With Love

    America's favorite American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken takes his second full-length bow with a collection of Christmas pop and religious standards. There's more of Aiken's intense tenor that won fans over on the show, as he takes on "Mary, Did You Know," and "The Christmas Song," at times cutting a path somewhere between Andy Williams […]

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  • Measure of a Man

    Who would have thought in 1981 that the influence of soft-rock kings Chicago would still be felt in 2003? In interviews, twenty-four-year-old Clay Aiken cites Chicago singer Peter Cetera as a vocal idol, and the painstakingly measured ballads collected on his debut, Measure of a Man, make that clear. For everything wrong with Aiken — […]

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  • Clay Aiken: New Kid on the Block

    He transformed a number-two finish on "American Idol" into instant stardom. Now he talks about the trauma that turned him into a survivor

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