Clay Aiken Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 11 Feb, 2019
Facts of Clay Aiken
Date of Birth: 1978 , November-30
Age: 40 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Clay Aiken
Father Vernon Grissom
Mother Faye Parker
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Raleigh, North Carolina
Ethnicity White
Profession Singer, Song-Writer
Net Worth $ 6 Million
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown
Weight in KG 77 KG
Affair with Devin Finn
Married Yes
Married to Jaymes Foster
Children Parker Foster Aiken
Education Leesville Road High School Campbell University
TV Show American Idol
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The versatile personality, Clay Aiken, is a singer, television personality, songwriter, politician, actor, an author as well as an activist.

Early Life And Career Of Clay Aiken 

Clay Aiken was born on 30th November 1978, under the birth sign Sagittarius. Aiken was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and was interested in music and singing since a very small age. He did his schooling from the Leesville High School and attended the Campbell University next.

He then enrolled himself at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte after which he started working at the YMCA. His rise to fame was after he became second in the second season of the music program American Idol.

After being awarded the second prize, Clay was awarded a recording contract by the RCA Records also with the 2003 winner. Following this, the multi-platinum debut album Measure of a Man was released on 2003, October.

Under this label, he released more albums like A Thousand Different Ways, Merry Christmas with Love, All is Well etc. all of these turned out to be hit albums which led him to be recognized by more and more people around the world.

Subsequently, he left the RCA Records after the release of On My Way Here and then signed in with the Decca Records. Tried and True was his first album with the Decca Records which was released in 1st of June, 2010.

Clay’s second album with the Decca Records, Steadfast was released on 2012, March 26. Following his success in American Idol, Aiken has authored the book Learning to sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life, which was a New York Times Best Seller.

Moreover, he has also launched eleven tours and has executive produced a PBS live concert special Tried and True Live! He has also appeared frequently on the Jimmy Kimmel Live as well as on The Tonight Show. He has starred on several television shows like Scrubs, 30 Rock, Drop Dead Diva, The Celebrity Apprentice as well as Arsenio Hall.

Apart from acting and singing, Aiken is also an activist and has created the National Inclusion Project and has accepted an ambassadorship of UNICEF in 2004. He also won the Democratic Primary which was held on 6th May 2013 but lost the general election of November 2014.

Clay Aiken's Net Worth 

Aiken has a net worth of 6 million dollars accumulated through his acting, singing and political endeavors. His long biography van is read on biography sites like the wiki and his personal life can be evaluated by following him on various social networking sites.

Clay Aiken's Personal Life 

Aiken was in a relationship with Jaymes Foster back in 2003 and the couple had a child, a son named Parker on 8th August 2008. They had not been married and Jaymes is not her spouse. From 2008-2010, Aiken was in a relationship with Reed Kelly.

His relationship came out after he accepted the fact that he actually is gay after a lot of speculations had revolved around the matter. He was then rumored to be dating Devin Finn and Jeff Walters around 2010. Further information about his current relationship is not known yet.

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