Aiken is an American musician, TV host, actor, politician, and activist. His real name is Clayton Holmes. In 2003, Aiken came in second place on the second season of American Idol. His first album, Measure of a Man, sold more than 10 million copies.
He put out 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 (2006).
Since then, he has put out two more albums, both with Decca Records: Tried and True (2010) and Steadfast (2012). Aiken’s albums have also been supported by eleven tours. He has sold more than 5 million albums in total and is the fourth best-selling American Idol winner.
Is Clay Aiken Gay?
In an interview with People magazine that came out in September 2008, Aiken said that he was gay. This ended years of speculation about his sexuality. In April 2009, Aiken was honored at the Family Equality Council’s annual benefit dinner in New York City for his work on behalf of marriage equality.
Parker Foster Aiken came out as gay in an interview with People magazine a month after the birth of his first child. The Sun reports that Aiken said his son was the reason he decided to come out after the birth of his child.
“It was the first choice I made as a father,” Aiken told People. I can’t teach a child to lie or keep things from me. I wasn’t brought up that way, and I won’t teach my child to do it either.”
How Old is Clay Aiken?
According to world-wire, Clay Aiken was born on November 30, 1978, making him 44 years old. Clay Aiken was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a young child, Aiken sang in the Raleigh Boychoir.
As a teenager, he took part in musicals, school choruses, church choirs, and shows at regional theatres. After he graduated from high school, he sang lead with the local band Just by Chance and helped host “Just by Chance and Friends” events in Dunn, North Carolina.
Clay Aiken’s Personal Life
Aiken wrote on his personal blog on August 8, 2008, that his son, Parker Foster Aiken, was born in North Carolina: “My dear friend Jaymes and I are so happy to announce the birth of Parker Foster Aiken.”
Jaymes Foster, the child’s mother, is the sister of record producer David Foster, who was the executive producer of Aiken’s last three RCA albums. Aiken wrote, “The little boy is healthy, happy, and as loud as his dad.” “Mama Jaymes is also doing pretty good.”
In his book, Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life, Aiken wrote, “It’s a Southern tradition to be given your first name from your grandmama’s maiden name.” Aiken’s middle name came from the maiden name of his father’s grandmother. He and Foster used their mothers’ married last names to name their son.
What is the Net Worth of Clay Aiken?
After doing well on American Idol, Clay Aiken worked on a number of other projects. Even though Aiken left the entertainment business in 2012, he chose to focus on work with a cause and political activism instead.
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But, because of his successful music career, he is still a very rich man. Celebrity Net Worth says that Clay Aiken has a net worth of about $4 million right now. This makes him one of the most successful American Idol contestants who never won.