Clay Aiken Biography
Clay Aiken is a celebrated American singer, songwriter, actor, author, and philanthropist, best known for his debut album Measure of a Man. He gained fame after featuring in the second season of the reality show American Idol. He also did many projects, including Merry Christmas with Love, A Thousand Different Ways, and On My Way Here.
Clay Aiken Birthday and Age
Clay was born as Clayton Holmes Grisson on the 30th of November, 1978, in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America. His birth sign is Sagittarius.
Clay Aiken Family
Clay was born as Clayton Holmes Grisson to both parents in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America. He is the son of Vernon Grisson (father) and Faye Parker (mother). He was born and raised alongside his four siblings; two sisters and two brothers. His siblings are namely Amy Sawyer, Deborah Grisson, Brett Parker, and Jeff Parker. However, his parents separated when Clay was still an infant and he took his mother’s maiden name, Aiken, as his last name.
Clay Aiken Height and Weight
Aiken has a height of 6 feet, and I inch, and weighs 62kg.
Clay Aiken Marriage
Clay is currently gay and he openly stated this with People Magazine in 2008. He has been in a relationship with Jeff Walters from 2009-2011. In 2010, he dated Devin Finn, and from 2008-2010, he dated Reed Kelly. Clay was also with Jaymes Foster-Levy in the year 2003.
Clay Aiken Children
Aiken has a child named Parker Foster Aiken. He shared the child from Jaymes Foster by in-vitro fertilization.
Clay Aiken Education
Clay attended Leesville Road High School, where he earned his certificate. He joined Campbell University before enrolling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in special education. During his time in school, he was an active member of church choirs and school choirs.
Clay Aiken Career
Clay is currently a singer, songwriter, actor, politician, and activist. As a singer, his debut song was called Measure of a Man. In 2003, he starred in the Christmas Day Parade and the following year produced a television special titled A Clay Aiken Christmas. He released a holiday album, Merry Christmas with Love.
He released several other albums, including A Thousand Different Ways, All is Well, On My Way Here, The Very Best of Clay Aiken, and Tried and True. In 2011, he released his single, Bring Back, and in 2012, he released another single titled Steadfast.
As an author, he published a book in 2004 called Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life. He starred in Days of Our Lives, The Tonight Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. In politics, he was a celebrity contestant in the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice. He also worked with RCA Records and Decca Records.
Clay Aiken Awards
- American Music Awards
- Billboard Awards
- American Christian Music Award
- Memorial Achievement Award
- Learning Disabilities Children’s Advocacy Award
- Family Circle Award
Clay Aiken Salary
Details regarding Clay’s salary are not publicly available. However, we are reviewing this section, and we shall update it once the information is available.
Clay Aiken Net Worth
Aiken has an estimated net worth of $7 million.