Clay Aiken – Surprise!!!

The Date: October 22, 2003

The Show: Good Morning America

The Reason: A surprise!

Clay Aiken was a guest on Good Morning America on October 22nd, 2003.  It was just a week after his promotional performance on the show for his new CD, Measure of A Man. According to reports, Clay really didn’t know exactly why he was there, but assumed it had to be about his new album.

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 612,859 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. Thank you for all the pictures and the video. The video is great. I remember this moment. No one since has done, what Clay has done .Clay is a great person with a great voice. Thank you for the memories. I wish Clay would sing again soon. Thank you CANN.

  2. “A Great Moment in Time” for OMC! Thank you for all the photos and especially the video of Clay receiving a Double Platinum Album Award from Clive Davis! TGIF!

  3. That was such an exciting time for Clay & all of his fans. I wonder where that award is now. Hanging on a wall in his home? Probably not. Clay is too modest for that.
    Thanks for the video and memories of just the beginning of what was to be many more albums & tours.

  4. How wonderful watching that again!!!! Sure wish Clay would surprise us with an unexpected TOUR and some new songs! They all realized what a great voice he has and I sure do miss him!!

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