Clay Aiken discography

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Clay Aiken discography

Clay Aiken during the Jukebox Tour in Merrillville, IN, August 23, 2005
Releases
Studio albums 5
Compilation albums 2
EPs 1
Singles 9
B-sides 2
Music videos 4
DVDs 2

The discography of Clay Aiken, an American pop music singer consists of five studio albums, nine singles excluding Christmas songs, one extended play, two Double A-side CDs (B-sides) and two music videos. Two other videos were filmed; one was never released and the other was an online release. Additionally, a Playlist series album was released on the Sony Legacy label.

After his appearance on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003 he signed with RCA Records. His first solo album, Measure of a Man (2003), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. With 613,000 copies sold in its first week, this was the highest-selling debut for a solo artist in 10 years,[1] and to date the highest debut of any Idol. The album received RIAA Double Platinum certification on November 17, 2003.

Aiken's second album was a holiday album titled Merry Christmas with Love (2004), which set a new record for fastest-selling holiday album in the Soundscan era (since 1991).[2] The album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 and tied Céline Dion's record for the highest debut by a holiday album in the history of Billboard magazine. Merry Christmas with Love sold over 1,000,000 copies retail in six weeks and was the best-selling holiday album of 2004, receiving RIAA Platinum certification on Jan. 6, 2005. This album was re-released in August 2009.

His third album A Thousand Different Ways (2006) debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and his fourth album On My Way Here (2008) debuted at number four. His first four studio albums have debuted in the top five on the Billboard 200 chart.

After the release of On My Way Here Aiken and RCA parted ways and he signed with Universal Music’s Decca Records. His first album with Decca, Tried and True was released on June 1, 2010 and debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200.[3][4][5][6]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
US US Internet US Digital US Holiday US Christian CAN NZ
2003 Measure of a Man [A][7] 1 11 2 9
2004 Merry Christmas with Love
  • Released: November 16, 2004
  • Label: RCA (#62622)
  • Format: Copy protected CD, digital download
  • Re-release: August 18, 2009
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
4 4 1 1
  • US: Platinum[8]
  • CAN: Gold[9]
2006 A Thousand Different Ways
  • Released: September 19, 2006
  • Label: RCA (#78846)
  • Format: CD, digital download
2 2 2 6
2008 On My Way Here
  • Released: May 6, 2008
  • Label: RCA (#28089)
  • Format: CD, digital download, MusicPass
4 4 2 25
2010 Tried and True
  • Released: June 1, 2010
  • Label: Decca (001424002)
  • Format: CD, digital download
9 21 58[13]
2012 Steadfast
  • Released: March 27, 2012
  • Label: Decca
  • Format: CD, digital download
120
"—" denotes the album didn't chart.

Compilations[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
US US Internet
2009 173 10
  • RIAA Certification: n/a
  • US 10,000
    (as of January 2010)[15]
2010
  • X2: A Thousand Different Ways/Measure of a Man
  • Released: September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28)
  • Label: Sony Legacy
    (#768404)
  • Format: CD
  • RIAA Certification: n/a

EPs[edit]

Year EP Certifications Sales
2006

All Is Well

  • Released: November 28, 2006 (2006-11-28)
  • Label: RCA
    (#02699)
  • RIAA certification: n/a

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US US
AC
US
Christ
CA NZ
2003 "This Is the Night" 1 13 Bridge Over Troubled Water/
This Is the Night
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" 29
2004 "Invisible" 37 8 47 Measure of a Man
"The Way" 4 1 1[16]
"Solitaire" 27 The Way/Solitaire
"I Will Carry You" 25 Measure of a Man
"Measure of a Man" 1[16]
"The First Noel" 9 American Idol: The Great Holiday Classics
"Silver Bells" 16
"Winter Wonderland" 13 Merry Christmas with Love
2005 "O Holy Night" 37
"Hark the Herald Angels Sing /
O Come All Ye Faithful"
27
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" 32
"Mary, Did You Know?" 35 32
2006 "Without You" 28 A Thousand Different Ways
2007 "A Thousand Days" 28
2008 "On My Way Here"[B] 26 On My Way Here
2011 "Bring Back My Love" 33 Steadfast

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Double A-side CDs[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
US CAN NZ
2003 Bridge Over Troubled Water/This Is the Night
  • Released: June 3, 2003 (2003-06-03)
  • Label: RCA (#51785)
  • Format: CD
1 1
  • US: Platinum[8]
  • CAN: 6× Platinum[9]
2004 The Way/Solitaire
  • Released: March 16, 2004 (2004-03-16)
  • Label: RCA (#60199)
  • Format: CD
4[citation needed] 1
  • CAN: Platinum[9]

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Single certifications[edit]

Year Title US[19] CAN
2003 "Bridge Over Troubled Water" Platinum 6x Platinum[20]
2004 "Invisible" Gold

DVDs[edit]

Year Video details Notes
2004 Live - A Clay Aiken Christmas
  • Released: December 10, 2004
  • Studio: RCA/BMG
    (#66261)
  • Format: DVD
2010 Tried and True Live
  • Released: July 27, 2010
  • Studio: Decca
    (B001432209)
  • Format: DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Album Director(s)
2003 Bridge Over Troubled Water/This Is the Night Matthew Rolston[24]
2004 Measure of a Man Diane Martel
2005
  • "Proud Of Your Boy"
Aladdin Disney
2007
  • "A Thousand Days"
A Thousand Different Ways n/a
2008
  • "On My Way Here"
    (Internet release)
On My Way Here n/a

Other recordings[edit]

Year Single Album
2003 "What the World Needs Now"
  • (with Season 2 Finalists)
American Idol Season 2:
All-Time Classic American Love Songs
"On the Wings of Love"
"God Bless the U.S.A.
(Proud to Be an American)"
  • (with Season 2 Finalists)
"The First Noel" American Idol: The Great Holiday Classics
  • Label: RCA
"O Come All Ye Faithful"
"Silver Bells"
"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
  • (with Season 2 Finalists)
2004 "Without You" [C]
  • (duet with Kimberley Locke)
One Love
  • Label: Curb Records
2005 "Proud of Your Boy" [D] Disneymania, Vol. 3
2007 "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" Crooner's Christmas
2010 "I Believe We Can"[E] Phineas and Ferb - Summer Belongs to You

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  • A ^RCA said the Measure of a Man album was certified 3x Platinum but it does not show on the RIAA list.[7]
  • B ^"On My Way Here" was released on the Super Hero (2008) album presented by MBA Sports commemorating the 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • C ^This "Without You" is a different song than the Badfinger "Without You"
  • D ^"Proud of Your Boy" was recorded for Disney's DVD Aladdin Special Edition) (2004). Video of Aiken singing with the orchestra is on the DVD.
  • E ^"I Believe We Can" was recorded for Disney's Phineas and Ferb special “Summer Belongs To You” [25]
Footnotes
  1. ^ Aiken CD Highest-Selling Debut Album Since 1993 wral.com. November 6, 2003. Retrieved 2009-08-08
  2. ^ Rogers, Steve. Clay Aiken's "Merry Christmas With Love" holiday album debuts to record sales realitytvworld.com. November 29, 2004. Retrieved 2009-08-08
  3. ^ Decca Records - Clay Aiken Retrieved 2010-04-08
  4. ^ Clay Aiken Leaves His Record Label People. by David Caplan. February 20, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
  5. ^ Mansfield, Brian. Clay Aiken's 'Tried and True' track listing USA Today, Idol Chatter. April 05, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-05
  6. ^ 'Tried and True' Clay Aiken debuts in the Top 10 USA Today. June 09, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-09
  7. ^ a b RCA Press Release, certified triple platinum, retrieved 2006-08-24
  8. ^ a b c d RIAA Clay Aiken albums Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  9. ^ a b c d e CRIA - Clay Aiken albums Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  10. ^ Clay: Another wobbly sales week content.usatoday.com. October 11, 2006. Retrieved 2009-08-10
  11. ^ Idol Chatter 12-22-2010
  12. ^ a b c Mansfield, Brian. Bonus sales numbers contentusatoday.com. July 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-09
  13. ^ http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Charts/ALBUMS.html
  14. ^ Mansfield, Brian. 'Idol' album sales: Fantasia sells best; Chris Sligh, Josiah Leming debut USA Today. September 23, 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-23
  15. ^ Mansfield, Brian. The best-selling Idol albums from 2009 USA Today Idol Chatter. January 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-17
  16. ^ a b "Best Of 2004 Singles Chart". Chart Hitz New Zealand:. 2004. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  17. ^ How the American Idol coronation singles stack up, part 1 usatoday.com. Jun 04, 2009.
  18. ^ DOWN THE STRETCH... billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-08-10
  19. ^ "RIAA - Clay Aiken single". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  20. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification – July 2003". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  21. ^ A Clay Aiken Christmas (2004) (TV) |The Internet Movie Database, Retrieved 2010-05-22
  22. ^ RIAA Clay Aiken video longform Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  23. ^ Ehlers, Matt A classic move Newsobserver. March 12, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-13
  24. ^ Moss, Corey.Clay Aiken's 'Night' Video Says 'This Is The Soul' mtv.com. July 14, 2003. Retrieved 2009-08-09
  25. ^ "Phineas And Ferb "Summer Belongs To You" And "Nerds Of A Feather"". Disney Dreaming. July 16, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-18.