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Clay Aiken says his political career is more difficult than 'American Idol'

Clay Aiken says his political career is more difficult than 'American Idol'

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) --Former 'American Idol' contestant Clay Aiken sat down with the Today show on Tuesday to discuss his political career.
Annie Martin
Clay Aiken wins N.C. Democratic primary

Clay Aiken wins N.C. Democratic primary

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) --Clay Aiken has been declared the unofficial winner of his primary election for Congress in North Carolina, pending certification of the final votes.
Gabrielle Levy
NC congressional candidate Keith Crisco dies suddenly

NC congressional candidate Keith Crisco dies suddenly

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) --Keith Crisco, who was running in North Carolina against Clay Aiken for Rep. Renee Ellmers' seat, died unexpectedly in his Asheboro home Monday.
Gabrielle Levy
Clay Aiken's congressional primary race is too close to call

Clay Aiken's congressional primary race is too close to call

RALEIGH, N.C., May 7 (UPI) -- North Carolina's House Democratic primary race is too close to call, with singer Clay Aiken appearing to have a slight lead over Keith Crisco.
Karen Butler
Clay Aiken officially launches bid for Congress

Clay Aiken officially launches bid for Congress

CARY, N.C., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- We know him from his days competing on American Idol, but Clay Aiken wants the world, or at least part of North Carolina, to know he's more than just a singer.
Gabrielle Levy
Entertainer Clay Aiken tosses hat into Democratic ring in N.C.

Entertainer Clay Aiken tosses hat into Democratic ring in N.C.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- "American Idol" finalist Clay Aiken announced Wednesday he will seek the Democratic nod to challenge Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers in North Carolina.
Clay Aiken reportedly running for congress in North Carolina

Clay Aiken reportedly running for congress in North Carolina

Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The "American Idol" runner up is expected to launch his campaign next month.
Kate Stanton
'Idol's' Aiken may run for North Carolina House seat in U.S. Congress

'Idol's' Aiken may run for North Carolina House seat in U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Singer and gay activist Clay Aiken is considering a run for the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina, Democrats familiar with his plans say.
Clay Aiken considering running for congress

Clay Aiken considering running for congress

Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Clay Aiken is putting the wheels in motion to make a bid for Congress.
Gabrielle Levy

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.
By United Press International
Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend confirms she's going back to 'Idol'

Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend confirms she's going back to 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend Casper Smart told E! News the "Jenny From the Block" singer would return as host for the 13th season of "American Idol."
Jennifer Hudson signs on as 'American Idol' judge

Jennifer Hudson signs on as 'American Idol' judge

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- One-time "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson has signed on to serve as a judge on the U.S. singing competition series, E! News said Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.
By United Press International
Arsenio Hall wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Arsenio Hall wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- Comedian Arsenio Hall beat out singer Clay Aiken in the season finale of the business-themed competition series, "The Celebrity Apprentice," in New York.
Aubrey O'Day eliminated from 'Apprentice'

Aubrey O'Day eliminated from 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- Singer-actress Aubrey O'Day has become the latest star eliminated from the business-themed competition series "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
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Clay Aiken arrives for the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on March 28, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Clayton Holmes "Clay" Aiken (né Grissom; born November 30, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and author who began his rise to fame on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003. RCA Records offered him a recording contract, and his multi-platinum debut album Measure of a Man was released in October 2003. He released four more albums on the RCA label: Merry Christmas with Love (2004), A Thousand Different Ways (2006), and the Christmas EP, All is Well (2006). His fourth studio album (the first album of original material since 2003's Measure of a Man), On My Way Here was released on May 6, 2008.

After the release of On My Way Here Aiken left RCA and later signed with Decca Records. His first album with Decca, Tried and True, was released June 1, 2010.

In the years following his American Idol appearance, Aiken has launched nine tours, authored a New York Times best-selling book Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life with Allison Glock, and was the executive producer for a 2004 televised Christmas special, A Clay Aiken Christmas. He has been a frequent talk show guest, particularly on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He appeared as a guest star on Scrubs and participated in comedy skits on Kimmel, Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock.

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