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2004 Career Highlights
« on: March 21, 2010, 07:37:43 PM »

Industry Achievements-Invisible breaks into Top 40 Jan 9
-Featured in new AOL Live Sessions Jan 15
-The Independent Tour w/Kelly Clarkson announced Jan 19
-Retired Invisible video at #1 on TRL (14/50 days at #1) Jan 27
-The Way video premieres on TRL Mar 3 (#1 in less than a week, in top 5 since)
-MoaM hits triple platinum shipping status Mar 5
-RCA announces Clay responsible for 1/8 of total US singles sales in 2003
-The Way will be the second commercial single release from MoaM Mar 16
-The Way/Solitaire #1 selling single Mar 23
-Nominated for two TRL Awards (Best Male Artist, Gridlock) Apr 13
-Won the 'Clay' award on TRL for 'coming in second place on AI yet being on the cover of every magazine and selling millions of albums' Apr 13
-Completed successful Independent Tour with Kelly Clarkson on Apr 16
-Retired The Way video on TRL May 20
-Won NMW (New Music Weekly) Top 40 Male Artist Award June 27
-Nominated for 'Best Selling Male Artist' at World Music Awards Sept 15
-Arthur Celebrity Audiobook narration
-Performed Proud of Your Boy on Disney Platinum Edition Aladdin DVD Oct 5
-Released Merry Christmas With Love Nov 16

Concert Appearances
-The Independent Tour kicks off in Charlotte NC Feb 24
-Wango Tango May 15
-Clay Aiken Tour kicks off in St Paul MN Feb
-Joyful Noise Tour kicks off in Costa Mesa CA Nov 26

TV Appearances
-MTV New Year Celebration Jan 1
-AI2 Tour Special Life on the Road Jan 1
-TVG channel AI Special (hosted by Kim Caldwell) Jan 14
-Ryan Seacrest On Air Jan 15/Feb 16
-Real Access on Nog Jan 16
-The Tonight Show Jan 21/May 11/Dec 6
-Ed (as himself) Jan 23
-VH-1 All Access Special Jan 31
-Saturday Night Live - musical guest Feb 7/Sept 18
-Dateline Feb 8
-Regis & Kelly Feb 9/Nov 18
-ET guest hosted w/Kelly Feb 17
-The Today Show Mar 3/Nov 17/ Dec 8
-TRL Mar 3/Nov 17
-The View Mar 4/Dec 9
-20/20 'Second Acts' Mar 8
-CNN People in the News Mar 14
-American Idol 3 Mar 17/May 12
-YTV (Canada) Apr 18
-AFI 100 Years 100 Songs June 22
-Jimmy Kimmel Live June 28
-GMA Summer Concert Series in Bryant Park NY July 2
-CBS Early Show May 6/July 7/Dec
-ABC Miss America Pageant musical guest and announcer Sept 18
-AMA presenter Nov 14
-Larry King Live interview Nov 15
-NBC Christmas in Rockefeller Center Nov 30
-NBC A Clay Aiken Christmas Special Dec 8
-ABC Jimmy Kimmel Christmas Special Dec 23

Print Media
-Ability cover and article
-Beautiful Girl
-Billboard Platinum issue
-Blades on Ice
-Collegiate Standard cover and article
-Complete Woman
-Contemporary Christian Music
-Country Weekly
-Exceptional Parent cover and article
-InStyle magazine (voted Sexiest Singer in America)
-ITunes cover and article
-Lighting & Sound cover and article
-Luann comic
-People (w/Kelly)
-People Celebrity Holiday Issue cover and article
-Reality Check cover and article
-Triangle Pointer cover
-TV Guide cover/interview/book excerpt

Personal Appearances/Other
-Performed national anthem and more at UNCC basketball game Jan 10
-Inducted into JCC CMS Hall of Fame Feb 6-7 (not in attendance)
-Performance at Royal Albert Hall in London (19 Yrs of 19) Apr 19
-Attended by invitation White House Correspondents Dinner Washington DC May 1
-Performed national anthem and MoaM at the Salute to Heroes tribute prior to the NASCAR Dover 400 June 6
-Performed at McDonald's World Convention
-Performed at Fox Up Front
-Barnes & Noble book signing Dec 13

-Presented $20000 to UNCC School of Education (Spec Ed) Jan 10
-Guest at Best Buddies Pre Super Bowl Charity Party Jan 31
-Named co-chair for the National Education Association's 'Read Across America'
-Read Dr Seuss to kids in Philadelphia Mar 2
-Awards first BAF Able to Serve Award Mar 4
-Keynote speaker at the NEA national conference this summer
-Named National Golden Triangle Award Winner by the YMCA of the USA
-Featured performer at the first annual Rosalyn Carter Institute Benefit Saluting Caregivers
-Invited to be keynote speaker and perform at the International Festival by VSA (Very Special Arts)
-Recorded public service announcements for the Autism Coalition
-BAF fundraiser/silent auction in Kansas City Apr 14
-Launched TBAF Call for Art initiative a private art session with kids at Hallmark's Kaleidoscope Apr 15
-Presented YSA Able to Serve Award in NYC Apr 17 and London Apr 18
-Performed w/Heather Headley at the Children & Families Initiative of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids event May 24
-Benefit concert for the Autism Society of DE and BAF in Dover, DE June 5
-Benefit for the Rosalynn Carter Institute in Atlanta, GA June 15
-Benefit for America's Promise to our Youth in Washington DC June 16
-Named National Spokesperson for Toy for Tots
-Performed at McDonalds Charity Benefit in Chicago Nov 6
-Participated in McDonalds World Children's Day in LA Nov 9
-Auctioned handprints and autographed apron for Ronald McDonald House Charities Nov 10
-Named UNICEF Ambassador of Education for All Children Nov 15
-Voices for Change BAF Benefit in LA - Nov 19
-LA Co Museum of Art Kids Art Project - Nov 20

-The Way is featured in a scene in Scooby Doo 2
-Cingular Wireless features Clay music ring tones
-Released Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life Nov 16 (sold 253,540 in 2004)

2004 Year End Charts
Top 200 Album Artists - #44 Clay Aiken
Top 200 Albums - #43 Measure of a Man
Hot 100 Single Sales - #2 Solitaire/#30 TITN/BOTW
Hot AC Singles - #23 Invisible
Hot 100 Artists - #86 Clay Aiken
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