Clay Aiken – His Name is Everywhere!

I started Wednesday by looking up “Birthday Quotes.”  The following quote by John Oates caught my eye.  You remember John, don’t you?  He is best known as half of the rock duo Hall & Oates.  John’s quote reminded me of another very talented entertainer.

If you look over the years, the styles have changed – the clothes, the hair, the production, the approach to the songs. The icing to the cake has changed flavors. But if you really look at the cake itself, it’s really the same.

~ John Oates

Hurrah for the National Inclusion Project and the Pepsi vote!! Happy Birthday Clay!! What a great job by the entire ClayNation!!

It was so much fun seeing so many tweets, mentions and articles about Clay Aiken on the Internet.  So many people wanted to wish Clay a Happy Birthday!!  Here are a few fun things I found.

From Twitter:

unicefusa UNICEF USA

Happy Birthday to UNICEF Ambassador @ClayAiken! Thanks for everything you do for the world’s children!

TheBwayLeague The Broadway League

Wishing a wonderful bday to @ClayAiken, Dick Clark, David Mamet, Mandy Patinkin & @RedHourBen.

TVGuide TV Guide

Happy Bday to @KaleyCuoco, @clayaiken, Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) & Elisha Cuthbert! Are they in your #Watchlist?
2 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

MadisonAinsley Madison

Just asked to align my product with Clay Aiken. Is this my life? Am I dreaming? I love my product and Clay Aiken

AmericanIdol American Idol

Happy Birthday, @clayaiken!!

idolsnow IdolsNow

Happy Birthday to CLAY AIKEN, who turns 33 today.

MichaelOrland Michael Orland

Happy Birthday, Clay Aiken!!!!! Since I can’t write it on YOUR wall, i’m writing it on mine for everyone to see.


WRAL mention

On the morning show with Bill and Linda, they talked about Clay and his birthday.  Bill said, Clay is a whopping 33 years old today, Can you believe?”  After some talk they played “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.  They continued with their memories of Clay after the song.  It was a great segment.

From Norman Byrd at the Myrtle Beach Examiner:

Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken released a collection of Christmas songs that to date has more sold more than three times all other “American Idol” alumni holiday albums combined. With over 1.416 million copies sold, Merry Christmas With Love has sold more than five times the number of albums of his closest colleague, Archuleta (246,000 to date).

This site had a slide show of birthdays.  Clay is #6


American Idol Website:

One of American Idol’s most popular finalists, Clay Aiken, celebrates his birthday today.  Although it’s been nine seasons since Clay was introduced to Idol watchers around the world, he’s still as busy as ever!

Check out the entire article at American Idol

Today is World Aids Day

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

This is a day when I thank organizations like Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids.  It is an easy organization to support.  They enlist the entire Broadway community in the fundraising for fighting aids  and educating people  about aids…one of their mottos is:  What We Do Together Makes A Difference!

Broadway Cares

This is a wonderful time to be a fan of Clay Aiken!



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  1. I'm so happy for Clay and the National Inclusion Project. Great job! It was fun seeing all the birthday news yesterday. I hope Clay had a wonderful day. 🙂

  2. Yesterday was so much fun!! So many wonderful memories and articles and winning $50K for National Inclusion Project *fingers crossed* I do believe we are gearing up for an amazing 2012!! GO CLAY GO!!

  3. Yesterday was a fun day in Clay Aiken land. Not only was it his birthday, but the day NIP was awarded $50,000 for its Let's Play Camps. Loved seeing all the greetings he deservedly received.

  4. Yesterday was such a great day for Clay and NIP. NIP got $50,000 for it programs and Clay garnered so many wonderful Birthday wishes from far and wide. 2012 is going to be a fantastic year for Clay.

    Yes, today is World Aids Day and a day to support. Thanks for reminding people who visit CANN.

  5. Hope Clay had a fabulous birthday with family and friends. I know the Clay Nation was thinking about him and celebrated the NIP winning $50,000 due to all our votes. Loved reading about Clay's Christmas album, MCWL, doing so well over the years. Now its time for a new one!

    • Mr. Byrd…….thank you for the link. I picked up the quote where there was no link so I am glad everyone can read your article.

      • You are most welcome, musicfan123. I appreciate the shout-out. Hopefully, we'll generate enough traffic to get Clay closer to that 1.5 million mark.

  6. I just read that article by Mr. Byrd. He is right, there is no other person from AI who sold as many copies of their Christmas Album. Clay is just stupendous on this album. I am waiting for him to record another one. I am also very happy with the $50,000 that NIP will get. Many good things will come out of this money for the children.

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