Clay Aiken – Surprise!

The Date:    October 22, 2003

The Show: Good Morning America

The Reason: A surprise!

Clay Aiken was back on Good Morning America a week after his promotional performance the week before.  According to reports, Clay really didn’t know exactly why he was there, but assumed it had to be about his new album, Measure of A Man.

Introduced by Charlie Gibson, Clay was dressed casually in jeans and a brown shirt.  After some casual chatting with Charlie and Diane Sawyer, they introduced a surprise guest.  Clive Davis entered the studio and Clay seemed somewhat startled.

Clive was carrying a plaque and announced that Clay had sold 613 thousand CDs in the first week of sales.  This was the highest number of sales in 10 years.  With many words of praise, Clive presented Clay with a commemorative disk which celebrated his certified double platinum CD, Measure of A Man.

Clay’s response was fun to watch.  First, there were the looks of embarrassment, his look of thanks to the heavens, a nervous ear scratch and lots of giggles.

Both Diane and Charlie seemed excited and thrilled for Clay and the live audience gave a loud and enthusiastic response to the announcement.

This appearance on Good Morning America was short, but exciting.  I would imagine it was a moment that Clay will remember forever.

The video is great.  Look for the cute ear scratch!


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6 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Surprise!

  1. Musicfan,

    Thank you for helping us relive that wonderful Clay Aiken morning! He's still tops in my book, and I look forward to the 2010 CD with much anticipation.


  2. Wow, that was quite an accomplishment. Diane said that he even outsold Madonna. He likes to set those records..doesn't he? I am also anticipating his new CD coming out in 2010.

  3. An awesome memory. Clay Aiken IS the best, then and still is. I'm excited for the new CD and my wish is for proper promotion so people know about it!

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