Clay Aiken – 93 Million Households

Have you ever bought anything on QVC?  I didn’t know much about QVC until Clay Aiken was a guest on the show on April 28, 2008.  This was the first and only time I bought something from QVC.

Joseph M. Segel, founder of The Franklin Mint, created the electronic retailer QVC in June of 1986.   The company began broadcasting on November 24, 1986 and sold $7,400 worth of merchandise. Since then, QVC—it stands for “Quality, Value, Convenience”—has become one of America’s largest jewelry retailers and a leading importer of Irish goods, and has earned other superlatives too numerous to elaborate.

Do you remember when Clay was on the show?

Clay appeared on QVC’s Q-Sessions Live, and performed songs from his much-anticipated new album “On My Way Here.” Clay also took the time to talk about some of the songs, giving some insight into the inspiration behind the album. QVC shoppers also had the opportunity to order “On My Way Here”, with a bonus CD/DVD created especially for QVC, eight days before its scheduled release.

“On My Way Here” was Clay’s first collection of original material since his 2003 double-platinum, break-out album “Measure of a Man.”

“Starting my career on national, live television, it seems fitting to be unveiling my new album live on QVC,” said Aiken. “To be able to connect with QVC’s viewers and broadcast my performance to over 93 million households is an amazing opportunity.”

The fans who were able to attend the broadcast reported that the studio was small and that the sound system was just OK. It was reported that the stage was filled with many cameras. There were 2 boom cameras and one hand-held camera that roamed all over the stage. The fans also thought the hostess was a lovely lady who seemed to enjoy the songs and mentioned it during the breaks.

The day was successful for Clay. He premiered five songs from “On My Way Here” and sold a total of 15,000 Cds.

The following pictures  and video are from his visit to the show.

Did you watch Clay on QVC?

Which of these pictures is your favorite?

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