Clay Aiken tells the Associated Press isn’t out to beat ‘American Idol’ champ Ruben Studdard. The runner-up said, “It’s just about me doing the best that I can do and I know that for him it’s about him doing the best that he can do.” While he says he’s heard his single ‘This Is The Night’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ is beating Studdard’s is ‘Flying Without Wings’ and ‘Superstar’, he insisted it’s not a competition and he wants them both to succeed.
Clay Aiken’s Single Looks To Outsell Ruben Studdard’s
June 12, 2003 – HitsDailyDouble.com reports that Ruben looks set to sell around 250,000 units of his first single ‘Flying Without Wings’, not enough though to beat out Clay’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, which may clear as much as 300,000 units.
Clay Aiken To Be On Rolling Stone Cover
June 10, 2003 – Contributed by popnicklover: Clay will be featured on the cover of the music magazine, Rolling Stone, as confirmed on Tuesday’s episode of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. The issue should be out on stands June 20th.
Clay Aiken Copes With Sexuality Speculation
June 9, 2003 – Billy Masters of Filth2go.com reports that when Clay was asked how he felt about the speculation over his sexuality, the singer responded, “We’ve been in the tabloids for many different things. You just have to learn, unfortunately, to cope with whatever comes at you. It’s an inappropriate comment.”