Clay Aiken’s Debut Album Platinum In Just One Week?

Contributed by ballersfantasy:

Clay Aiken’s debut album, ‘Measure of a Man’, will ship enough copies to qualify it for a platinum certification when it hits stores next Tuesday. The runner-up says he’s been told that the album is being projected to sell about 1.2 million copies its first week in stores, a prospect he finds both exciting and daunting. When asked how he felt about it, he said, “It means a lot of work.” “We’ll see whether I’m excited about it next Wednesday after all this work that’s gone into it.” As for going platinum out of the box, he says, “That’s exciting for me. I’m ready for that.” But on the other hand, he feels that maybe it’s coming a little too easily. “It would have been nice to have worked a few months to get it and then been excited when I got to platinum.”

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7 thoughts on “Clay Aiken’s Debut Album Platinum In Just One Week?

  1. Homertime says:

    I like Clay’s voice and “Invisible” was surprisingly good and upbeat, but the thing that bugs about him is that he’s taking it all for granted. He said he’d be genuinely happy if all his stardom vanished and he had to go back to teaching. And now he’s acting as if going platinum means nothing, that it just happened to him. I would’ve liked to see him work for platinum status too. Then maybe he would see how vicious the industry can be when sales don’t quite measure up to expectations.

  2. Britney_boy says:

    They said Kelly’s first CD was supposed to sell a 1.2 million in the first week but instead it sold 120 thousand. So I done believe it. I like Clay though.

  3. B0rntoplay says:

    Just because they ship enough to be certified for platinum qualification, doesn’t mean enough will be sold to actually receive platinum status

  4. clayfan says:

    B0rntoplay, who I think is a complete knucklehead because he/she doesn’t think everyone has a right to voice their opinion, is correct. The number that ships is an estimate. The number that really counts is from SoundScan, which calculates sales based on real, firm sales at each reporting sales outlet. Clay’s album WILL do very well its first week. We psycho, rabid Clay-mates have parties planned all over the country and we all pre-ordered CDs. Clay will do well. He’s a great singer. B0rntoplay, even though I don’t care for your attitude, I’ll always think you’re entitled to your opinion, and I’ll always tell you when I think you’re right. Just like I’m entitled to my opinion.

  5. ballersfantasy says:

    I agree with all of y’all. Except I’m not too big on his voice. I just saw this and thought it was interesting, so I decided to post it. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how many albums he does sale.

  6. PandaBear2003 says:

    I don’t think he’s taking anything for granted. He did say on Primetime that he’s gone BEYOND his expectations because he never thought he’d make it into the top 10 on Idol. So he’s accomplished a LOT more then he set out to, besides he never wanted to be a singer, he wanted to be on the Amazing Race, the mother of the Autistic kid he worked with told him to audition so he’s pleased with the status and accomplishments thus far, but if his main goal WAS to be a pop singer and he had this attitude I’d agree that he was taking it for granted, I don’t see that this is what he’s doing. He stood up to RCA and they listened to him and are now marketing him the way he wants to be marketed. He’s a real talent and a real gem because this won’t go to his head. He won’t turn out like a LOT of pop singers who have to spend millions to be happy.

  7. BadAss4Backstreet says:

    ACTUALLY, certification comes off of albums shipped, NOT albums bought!! It’s common knowledge to those who actually KNOW something about music! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read, heard, or been told this.

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