Retrieved June 16, Retrieved November 5, He observed that Afghani children, after being forbidden for so many years by the Taliban regime to attend school, are eager to return to school now that they are once again allowed to receive an education. His remake of "Marry the Night" impacted Billboard the following week, debuting at number 39 on the Pop Digital Songs chart. Bowie was a key inspiration. Clay Aiken Honored with Sardi's Caricature".
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When he worked as a camp counselor at the YMCAhe challenged other camp faculty by insisting that singing "overtly Christian songs" was inappropriate, as some of the kids were Jewish. HornPhD  In AprilAiken told People Magazine that he was too busy to do as much as he would like, but "If there's something I can do remotely, I would've been happy to do it. Debuting at number two on the Billboard chart, A Thousand Different Ways made Aiken the fourth artist ever to have his first three albums debut in the Top 5 and scan overin the first week. Merry Christmas with Love sold over 1, copies retail in six weeks and was the best-selling holiday album ofreceiving RIAA Platinum certification on January 6, Retrieved June 9, A Day In The Life!
On August 8,Aiken announced, on his personal blog, the birth of his son in North Carolina: Episode list Tour " No Boundaries ". On May 21,Aiken came in a close second to Ruben Studdardwho won the contest byvotes out of more than 24, votes cast. Retrieved August 23, Archived from the original on March 8, Retrieved May 9, Citing his appearance on The ApprenticeAiken defended Donald Trump against accusations of racism during the presidential race.