Clay Aiken tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he swears not to swerve from his nice-guy persona and squeaky-clean material, even if his album ‘Measure of a Man’, which is released today, ends up bombing. “I’m not willing to change directions if that means turning into something that’s hard-core or what I consider trashy,” he said. “If that’s all that’s going to sell, then I guess I’m not going to sell. But I don’t think that’s all that’s going to sell.” But Clay’s chances at success look pretty good, as Geoff Mayfield of Billboard magazine expects the record to have “a big week,” with sales near the 500,000 mark.
Large Framed Photo Of Clay Aiken Stolen From EW
October 13, 2003 – The New York Post reports a fan of Clay got carried away by stealing a large framed photo of the singer the other night at Entertainment Weekly’s party for its annual Photo Issue at the Chelsea Art Museum. EW has issued a plea for the thief to return it to their offices on Broadway, no questions asked.
Clay Aiken Chats With Rick Dees
October 13, 2003 – Clay stopped by the Rick Dees studio to talk about his brand new self titled album, his appearances and what it’s like to be an overnight sensation. Audio and pictures have since been removed at Rick.com.