How Clay Aiken Chose Decca

Clay Aiken 'Tried And True'

AOL Popeater spoke with in a Q&A, where the ‘American Idol’ season two runner-up discussed his fifth album ‘Tried and True’, doing a co-headlining tour with Ruben Studdard, selling his last album on QVC, reaction from fans since he revealed he’s gay, and how he chose his new album Decca after parting ways with RCA last year. On the latter topic, Aiken said:

We had a few folks who were talking about forming a relationship and what was most appealing about Decca is that they have a group of artists, some of them you know, some you may not know. They have artists like Boys to Men, Andrea Bocelli and Rufus Wainwright. It’s an eclectic group and none of them fit into one category. Decca is very good at allowing its artists to figure out what they want to do. I think they are good about embracing the adult market and they allowed me the freedom to do what I wanted to do. They didn’t tell me I had to put a certain song on an album and make this one a remix and so forth.

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7 thoughts on “How Clay Aiken Chose Decca

  1. Mimi says:

    What a great picture of Clay. I am looking forward to the new album that will be out on Tuesday.

    Thanks for sharing this news of Clay with us. He is a talented young man.

  2. Sandi says:

    What I heard at the concert for the album debut and bits of the album itself, Clay and Decca are a match made in Heaven.

  3. Sooze says:

    Wow, nice photo! Decca has a long history of being a successful label for true artists, not necessarily the Top 40. Excellent fit for Clay, and that fit shines on Tried and True.

  4. jenna says:

    What a great picture of Clay. He is a good looking man. Looking forward to his new CD and also his summer tour. Go Clay!!

  5. db says:

    Decca has some amazing talent. Glad Clay landed with them. The fit with RCA was always wrong.

  6. kit says:

    Great pic of Clay and love the writeup. Thanks for keeping us updated on this fabulous singer.

  7. rick says:

    Congratulations to Clay for finding a label that truly cares about him. Decca “gets him”. Unfortunately he had to endure five years with a label that did not and never bothered to promote or work with him on his strengths. This should very apparent when people hear the songs on the new CD. The song choice may not appeal to everyone, but the voice cannot be denied.

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