- Name: Clay Aiken
- Born: 11/30/1978 (42 years old)
- Occupation: Philanthropist, singer-songwriter, actor, author
- Website: clayaiken.com
Clayton Holmes Aiken (né Grissom; 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.
Birth Name: Clayton Holmes Grissom
Alias: Clayton Holmes Grissom
Genre: Pop, soft rock, R&B, acoustic
Birth Place: Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Clay Aiken quotes :
I know that I've got big ears and a big forehead and that my hair sticks up. But I'm happy with myself. I'm not necessarily trying to win a beauty pageant here.Clay Aiken
My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.Clay Aiken
I decided to study special education and fell in love with working with individuals with autism. That's what I planned to do with my life.Clay Aiken
If my career detour from special education to singing has done one thing, it has afforded me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.Clay Aiken
I went to school for special education. I always assumed when I had the opportunity I would love to try and help kids with disabilities.Clay Aiken