2007 Year at a Glance

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2007 Year at a Glance


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January 1, 2007 Elle Girl in Korea mentioned Clay's beautiful voice matching his name 2007 News Elle   
January 1, 2007 In January, once the initial release was over, Sony/BMG featured Clay's album A thousand different ways in their sale flyer Promotion BMG Music Catalog   
January 1, 2007 Lime Magazine in Singapore featured an interview with Clay called Cover Material 2007 News Lime   
January 1, 2007 US Weekly had an article titled, "How Idol changed my life" and Clay's section was called "Clay Aiken - The fan favorite" 2007 News US Weekly   
January 3, 2007 Clay did a Public Service Announcement for UNICEF addressing the fact that kids die needlessly each day of preventable causes. Events - UNICEF PSAs   
January 15, 2007 A Thousand Days was sent to radio Music Milestones    
January 23, 2007 Soap Opera Weekly posted an online interview with Clay about his experience with Days of our lives 2007 News Soap Opera Weekly   
January 25, 2007 ATD video premieres on Yahoo Videos and Webisodes    
January 30, 2007 Clay took part in a special campaign called Up Close with UNICEF. He and other ambassadors asked questions which encouraged discussion and responses online and gave links to more information. Events - UNICEF Up Close with UNICEF   
January 30, 2007 This Sony BMG Canada compilation CD included 'Without You" from Clay's 2006 album, "A Thousand Different Ways". Compilations and Duets Music Milestones   
February 1, 2007 Clay appeared on Good Morning America to talk about his UNICEF trip. He was also asked about American Idol which significantly cut into the discussion Good Morning America Television Appearances List   
February 1, 2007 Clay's appearance on Days of our lives was covered in Soap World magazine 2007 News Soapworld   
February 1, 2007 Clay was featured in Lime Magazine in Malaysia 2007 News Lime   
February 1, 2007 In the Winter issue of the UNC Charlotte magazine Clay was highlighted for an award he won in 2006 for being an outstanding alumni 2007 News Award list   
February 2, 2007 Clay was interviewed for ABC News Now: Be Seen be Heard. He discussed his work with UNICEF and responded to video-taped questions from fans News Shows Television Appearances List   
February 5, 2007 In Touch magazine had their top 10 most shocking moments in the Idol series. Clay was part of two of them. #8 was when Ruben beat Clay during AI2 and #3 was when Clay appeared on AI5 2007 News In Touch   
February 5, 2007 TV Guide featured Clay in their horoscope section 2007 News TV Guide   
February 14, 2007 Clay appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He brought Jimmy a shirt with his picture airbrushed on it and he wore one of Jimmy. Clay also sang a song using Candy Hearts from a dish Jimmy Kimmel Live Television Appearances List   
February 15, 2007 ATD video premieres on Clear Channel Stations Music Milestones Videos and Webisodes   
February 17, 2007 Clay joined Steven Curtis Chapman onstage during one of Steven's concerts. They sang "The Great Adventure" a song he once had on a demo record Out and about list    
February 22, 2007 Clay appeared on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. He was the guest co-host for the day and participated in crafts activities and some fun fan-based segments Mike and Juliet Television Appearances List   
March 24, 2007 The Smithfield Herald published an article about Jamie Braswell, Clay's cousin and hairdresser 2007 News    
March 31, 2007 The Bubel Aiken Foundation held it's Champions of Change gala in Raleigh, N.C. The auction raised over $310,000 to support the TBAF summer camp program which integrates children with disabilities and those without into the same activities. He performed several songs with Quiana Parler. I Can't Make You Love Me, The Prayer, and Unchained Melody. Quiana also sang Home Events - Bubel Aiken Foundation 2007 Champions of Change - Raleigh   
April 1, 2007 The American Idol Special Edition, "Where are they now?" was released. Clay was featured prominently in it 2007 News People   
April 1, 2007 Y'all Magazine did a feature on Southern Idols. The cover featured Clay, Kellie Pickler, Fantasia Barrino, Bo Bice, Taylor Hicks, Ruben Studdard, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and Ryan Seacrest 2007 News Y'all Magazine   
April 3, 2007 Clay visited Afghanistan for UNICEF Events - UNICEF Afghanistan Visit   
April 12, 2007 Clay issued a challenge through UNICEF to raise $100,000 in 10 days to help support educational work in Afghanistan. That challenge was met in less than half that time. Events - UNICEF Afghanistan Visit   
April 13, 2007 Diane Sawyer was reporting on her recent trip to Afghanistan. She mentioned running into Clay and showed a few short clips of him Good Morning America Television Appearances List   
April 20, 2007 Clay appeared for an interview that aired on the show and was posted online. He focused on his recent trip to Afghanistan Entertainment Tonight Television Appearances List   
April 25, 2007 Clay received the Children's advocacy award from the National Center for Learning Disabilities. The NCLD celebrated its 30th anniversary at its annual benefit dinner, "Voices of our children, voices of our future." Clay also sang "I will carry you" with students from Currey Ingram Academy of Brentwood, Tennessee Award list National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)   
April 26, 2007 Clay appeared on the Leonard Lopate Radio Show. It was for a segment called underreported and it focused health care and education in Afghanistan Radio Interviews Afghanistan Visit   
April 26, 2007 Clay appeared on the Today show to talk about his experiences in Afghanistan as a UNICEF ambassador The Today Show Television Appearances List   
April 29, 2007 Clay attended his mother's dancing competition     
May 4, 2007 Grey Blackwell from Raleigh's paper The News and Observer posted a web cartoon having fun with the North Carolina Idol Contestants. It featured Clay and his puppies, Raleigh and Durham, Clay's mom Faye, Kellie Pickler, Chris Daughtry, Bucky Covington, and Fantasia Barrino. 2007 News News and Observer   
May 10, 2007 Clay appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss his upcoming tour and cd and his recent trip for UNICEF. Interestingly enough he appeared on a horse Jimmy Kimmel Live Television Appearances List   
May 22, 2007 Clay appeared on Dancing with the Stars in a cameo during a Jimmy Kimmel skit featuring Guillermo's Moustache Magic Dancing with the stars Television Appearances List   
May 31, 2007 Clay performed at a California hosted reception in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia during Arnold Schwarzenegger's visit to Canada. This was part of a program organized by David Foster Professional/Career Events Pacific Economic Summit BC-California   
June 1, 2007 Clay joined David Foster for some appearances in Canada including a reception for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in Vancouver. It was covered in a number of Canadian newspapers 2007 News    
June 1, 2007 Entertainment Weekly had an Idol Special Edition. Clay was featured in a number of places 2007 News Entertainment Weekly   
June 5, 2007 A Crooner's Christmas was released. This compilation cd included Clay's version of What are you doing New Year's Eve? Compilations and Duets Music Milestones   
June 15, 2007  A group of fans from Japan came over to enjoy the tour and Kelly came by a concert to take a picture with Clarkson Out and about list    
June 15, 2007 From May - June 2007 Kim Locke held an auction for Clothes off our Backs. Kim's auction raised over $16,000 dollars for charity. The winning bid for Clay's shirt was $4,020 Clothes Off Our Back Other Charities, Committees and Foundations   
June 23, 2007 Weekly Reader featured an online profile about Clay's work with UNICEF 2007 News Weekly Reader   
June 23, 2007 Weekly Reader's online interview with Clay 2007 News Weekly Reader   
June 30, 2007 In the June/July issue of Nickelodeon Magazine, there was a quiz about the American Idol non winners. The focus for Clay was his popularity rather than his accomplishments 2007 News Nickelodeon   
July 4, 2007 In July and August of 2007 Clay hit the road for a summer tour. He sang with various symphony orchestras around the country. The tour was affectionately called the "Soft Rock in a Hard Place" Tour 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour    
July 4, 2007 SRHP Tour - Frisco, TX, US, Pizza Hut Park 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
July 5, 2007 SRHP Tour - Houston, TX, US 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
July 7, 2007 Clay is involved in a minor incident on an airplane. Fountaindawg explains how it became such a 'big' story 2007 News    
July 7, 2007 SRHP Tour - Tulsa, OK, US, Brady Theater  2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour    
July 9, 2007 A musical based on the composers' view of Clay and his fans came and went quickly to Broadway Out and about list    
July 17, 2007 SRHP Tour - Philadelphia, PA, US, Mann Center for the Performing Arts 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
July 18, 2007 SRHP Tour - Syracuse, NY, US, Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
July 19, 2007 SRHP Tour - Canandaigua, NY, US, Constellation Performing Arts Center 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
July 20, 2007 SRHP Tour - Chautauqua, NY, US, Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
July 21, 2007 SRHP Tour - Columbus, OH, US, Chemical Abstract Service 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
July 22, 2007 Pittsburgh Post Gazette writes a story about air etiquette. She used Clay's foot incident in her story. 2007 News    
July 23, 2007 SRHP Tour - Sterling Heights, MI, US, Freedom Hill Amphitheater 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
July 25, 2007 SRHP Tour - Gilford, NH, US, Meadowbrook Farm 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
July 28, 2007 SRHP Tour - Newark, NJ, US, New Jersey Performing Arts Center 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
July 31, 2007 SRHP Tour - Pala, CA, US, Pala Casino Starlight 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
August 1, 2007 The People Puzzler featured a puzzle about Clay 2007 News    
August 2, 2007 SRHP Tour - San Diego, CA, US, Embarcadero Marina Park South 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
August 3, 2007 SRHP Tour - Pala, CA, US, Pala Casino's Starlight Theater. 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
August 4, 2007 SRHP Tour - Los Angeles, CA, US, Greek Theatre 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
August 5, 2007 SRHP Tour - Indio, CA, US, Fantasy Springs Casino 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
August 10, 2007 SRHP Tour - Cary, NC, US, Koka Booth Amphitheater 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
August 10, 2007 WRAL TV posted pictures on their website from Clay's concert in Cary. 2007 News    
August 11, 2007 SRHP Tour - Asheville, NC, US, Biltmore Estates 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
August 12, 2007 SRHP Tour - Knoxville, TN, US, Tennessee Theater 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
August 15, 2007 SRHP Tour - Atlanta, GA, US, Chastain Park Amphitheater 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
August 16, 2007 SRHP Tour - Ft. Myers, Fl, US, Barbara B Mann Center 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
August 17, 2007 SRHP Tour - Tampa, FL, US, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
August 19, 2007 SRHP Tour - Orlando, FL, US, Hard Rock Live 2007 Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour Singing Performances   
August 28, 2007 Clay taped his appearance on "Are you smarter than a fifth grader?". He played for the Bubel Aiken Foundation Are you smarter than a fifth grader?    
August 29, 2007 Buddy TV's Rosario Santiago wrote about Clay's upcoming appearance on "Are you smarter than a fifth grader? 2007 News    
August 29, 2007 "Our Friend Mikayla" was chosen as the featured book for Read on Wisconsin's online book club Our Friend Mikayla    
August 31, 2007 Bloomingclay on the Clayboard brought over some interesting tidbits from Korea. Clay was the most searched in Korea's biggest website for the day. It started with a blog from a Clay fan. 2007 News    
August 31, 2007 US Magazine used Clay and Zac Effron as their look alike of the week US Weekly    
September 1, 2007 Clay's album was mentioned in a Canadian magazine review of Kalan Porter's new CD 2007 News    
September 1, 2007 Promotion began for American Idol Rewind for Season 2 2007 News    
September 5, 2007 Stanley dentistry highlighted the work they did on Clay's teeth 2007 News    
September 7, 2007 The Pueblo Chieftain put out an article talking about Flat Stanley. They highlighted the different celebrities that have helped with the Flat Stanley project and included a picture of Clay 2007 News    
September 28, 2007 A press release about American Idol Rewind for Season 2 was released. It was announced that Clay would narrate the specials. 2007 News    
September 29, 2007 Announcement of American Idol 2 Rewind with Clay Aiken as narrator.  Other American Idol appearances Television Appearances List   
October 1, 2007 American Idol 2 Rewind showed a lot of Clay's missing footage from American Idol. Other American Idol appearances Television Show List   
October 1, 2007 Clay Aiken attended a UNICEF hosted book launch party for Jenna Bush's book, Ana's Story. Out and about list Events - UNICEF   
October 1, 2007 In October there was various news items and media in which Clay's name appeared. The Washington Post, TV Guide, and Disney Adventure Magazine 2007 News    
October 1, 2007 The Bubel Aiken Foundation announces "Golfing for Inclusion" to take place on January 7, 2008. 2008 Golfing for Inclusion    
October 1, 2007 The Bubel Aiken Foundation put out a newsletter announcing some upcoming events including Clay's appearance on "Are you smarter than a fifth grader?" and the Wrapping for Inclusion dates. Events - Bubel Aiken Foundation    
October 1, 2007 The Holiday on Ice Christmas Special starring Clay Aiken was to be taped in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena. Promotion started for this in October Promotion    
October 14, 2007 Clay and some friends attended a Ruben Studdard concert at the North Carolina State Fair. Out and about list    
October 16, 2007 Broadway world announced that Clay would be heading to Broadway to star in Spamalot. 2007 News    
October 16, 2007 Entertainment Tonight announced that Clay would be joining Spamalot.  Entertainment Tonight Television Show List   
October 16, 2007 On October 16, 2007 The Insider announced that Clay would be appearing on Broadway in Spamalot. The Insider    
October 16, 2007 The Spamalot website announces that Clay is joining the cast. Spamalot Promotion    
October 16, 2007 WRAL in Raleigh announces that Clay will be joining Spamalot on Broadway.  WRAL News    
October 18, 2007 Clay poses with Flat Stanley for a picture. Out and about list Flat Stanley   
October 26, 2007 Clay participated in a tribute concert for Neil Sedaka who was celebrating 50 years in the entertainment business. He performed a stellar rendition of "Solitaire" and got a standing ovation from the enthusiastic crowd. The proceeds of this event also went to the Elton John's Aids Foundation. Neil Sedaka: 50 Years of Hits    
November 1, 2007 Clay appeared on "Are you smarter than a fifth Grader?" He competed on the first ever celebrity edition of the show and his goal was to earn money for The Bubel Aiken foundation. He earned 300,000 dollars...enough to fund 30 summer camps. Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Television Show List   
November 1, 2007 Clay was invited to address a group of teachers at Yale. He spoke about his UNICEF trip to Afghanistan. Afghanistan    
November 1, 2007 In the November/December issue of "Word Seeks" Magazine, Clay had his own puzzle page.  Word Seeks 2007 News   
November 1, 2007 UNCC extracurricular magazine had a wonderful feature article about Clay and what he has achieved. He earned his special education degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2003. 2007 News UNCC    
November 2, 2007 Clay's appearance on "Are you smarter than a fifth grader" made the AOL TV Top 5.  2007 News Are you smarter than a fifth grader?   
November 6, 2007 Capital One Holiday on Ice with Clay was taped. Capital One Holiday Celebration on Ice    
November 12, 2007 Clay attended a conference on Exceptional Children. He was a surprise guest who spoke on behalf of The Bubel Aiken Foundation. Events - Bubel Aiken Foundation    
November 15, 2007 Spamalot Grail Mail sent out notice to their subscribers that Clay would be in the show. They also announced that there would be a Spamalot float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.  Spamalot Promotion Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade   
November 16, 2007 The fanclub announced that Clay's ep from last year would be available December 4th, 2007 for download on iTunes. Music Milestones    
November 20, 2007 Clay did an interview with WASH FM in Washington D.C.  Radio interviews    
November 26, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Wichita, KS 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
November 26, 2007 Clay started his 4th Christmas tour in Wichita, Kansas. The tour ended in Merrillville, Indiana on December 22nd, 2007. It was called Christmas in the Heartland. 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour    
November 27, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - St. Louis, MO 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
November 28, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - South Bend, IN 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
November 29, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Waukegan, IL 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
November 29, 2007 There was a great newspaper article about Clay's tour in the Kalamazoo, Michigan paper, Western Herald. 2007 News    
November 30, 2007 Christmas in The Heartland - 2007 - Kalamazoo, MI 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 1, 2007 "Christmas Superstars" Compilation CD created for Rite-Aid stores, USA December 2007 Includes "Winter Wonderland". Compilations and Duets Discography   
December 1, 2007 The December 2007 publication of Skating Magazine featured an article about the Capital One's Holiday on Ice. It was also announced that from 12/22/07 - 1/20/08 NBC will air seven two hour skating specials. Icenetwork.com will tease three of these programs with short "making of shows" which will air approximately one week before their broadcasts. Clay and the cast of elite skaters including Sasha Cohen and Todd Eldredge were highlighted.  Skating 2007 News   
December 1, 2007 There were a number of great promotional items used this month. The Spamalot website used Clay's picture for an e-card for Christmas. There was a full page ad in the NY Times and there were flyers given out at Clay's concerts. Spamalot Promotion Events - Broadway   
December 1, 2007 USA Today mentioned his birthday, Raleigh paper had promos for Quiana Parler starring in Dreamgirls, and there was a nice mention on another website of the work Clay has done in Africa. 2007 News    
December 2, 2007 Bloomingclay from the Clayboard brought some art from some Korean fans. These pictures are from 17 year old Tomi. There are even captions!  Fan Art    
December 2, 2007 Bloomingclay from the Clayboard brought some art from some Korean fans. This was a picture drawn by a 16 year old whose screen name is loveyouclay. Fan Art    
December 2, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Washington, D.C. 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 4, 2007 All is Well was released on iTunes. This cd had only been available as a Walmart exclusive up until that date. Music Milestones    
December 4, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Wilkes Barre, PA 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 6, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - New Brunswick, NJ 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 7, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Albany, NY 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 8, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Poughkeepsie, NY 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 9, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Uncasville, CT 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 11, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Red Bank, NJ 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 12, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Easton, PA 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 13, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Morristown, NJ 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 15, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Willamsport, PA 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 16, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Erie, PA 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 17, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Cleveland, OH 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 17, 2007 USA Today had a blog interview with Clay about his role in Spamalot.  2007 News    
December 18, 2007  Icenetwork.com posted some backstage footage of Sasha Cohen trying to teach Clay to warm-up and skate.  Capital One Holiday Celebration on Ice    
December 19, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Minneapolis, MN 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 19, 2007 UNICEF and Clay started their Mexico Fund-raiser.  Mexico Events - UNICEF   
December 20, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Minneapolis, MN 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 21, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Omaha, NE 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 21, 2007 Clay posted a blog about his future trip to Mexico on the UNICEF site. He explained what had happened in Mexico with the flooding and invited folks to donate to a special fund-raising challenge. Mexico Events - UNICEF   
December 22, 2007 Christmas in the Heartland - 2007 - Merrillville, IN 2007 Christmas In The Heartland Tour Singing Performances   
December 25, 2007 Clay spent Christmas in Mexico bringing awareness to the flooding situation. He visited schools and brought his mother and brother as well. He blogged about his experiences.  Mexico Events - UNICEF   
December 25, 2007 Fox News's show, "The Buzz" had some great clips of Clay in Mexico.  Fox News Mexico   
December 25, 2007 The Capital One Holiday on Ice show was aired on NBC.  Capital One Holiday Celebration on Ice Television Show List   
December 27, 2007 Entertainment Tonight covered Clay's mission to Mexico. Clay also wrote in his blog about some of his favorite moments.  Entertainment Tonight Mexico   
December 28, 2007 An Argentine website gave Clay's UNICEF trip to Mexico some very nice coverage 2007 News Mexico   
December 30, 2007 The Raleigh Chronicle had an article about Clay's visit to Mexico over the holidays. 2007 News Mexico   
December 31, 2007 Fountaindawg's Year in Review collage     
December 31, 2007 The UNICEF trip was picked up by many news outlets. News of his Spamalot role was also in some articles. 2007 News Mexico   
December 31, 2007  UNICEF posted an update on the totals for the Mexican Campaign. The goal of 100,000 dollars was attained. Mexico Events - UNICEF   
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