Last night, I sat in front of my computer hoping for a tweet or message about “Clay Aiken and His Wonderful Adventures in New York.” But, no news!! Do you think it is all locked up until February? I am beginning to feel that way!
Today is November 16, and eight years ago, Clay was standing on the stage of the Shrine Auditorium, accepting the Fan’s Choice Award at the 2003 American Music Awards.
Unlike the Grammys, the American Music Awards nominations are based on sales data compiled by SoundScan and industry trade magazine Radio and Records, while winners are based on ballots sent to more 20,000 record buyers. Clay was nominated for two awards that night and won the Internet-voted Fans’ Choice award. The following singers were nominated for the award:
- Clay Aiken
- Beyoncé Knowles
- 50 Cent
- Matchbox 20
- Tim McGraw
- Justin Timberlake
Ruben Studdard joined Clay for a musical performance at the ceremony. They both sang their popular singles and then joined with a gospel choir to perform “Jesus Is Love,” a beautiful gospel song written by Lionel Richie. Both Clay and Ruben sounded wonderful as they harmonized together and proved to the audience why they were an important part of the show.
Did you watch the show on TV? What did you think of the duet by Clay and Ruben?
The following are some videos of Clay at the show. Enjoy!!