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Clay Aiken CD Single Tops Amazon's Sales List

Posted May 19, 2003

— He has not been named "American Idol," but Raleigh's Clay Aiken is already topping the charts.


is taking orders for singles from both Aiken and his "Idol" competition, Ruben Studdard. So many people pre-ordered Aiken's CD single that he is the site's top seller.

Studdard's single, which was No. 386 on the Amazon sales list Sunday, is starting to climb the charts.

You Can Be On "American Idol"

Come out and cheer on hometown favorite Clay Aiken and get seen on national TV! FOX is inviting the public to come and watch the "American Idol" final Wednesday evening at the and the RBC Center. Admission is free and doors open at 7 p.m. WRAL's Mark Roberts will be on hand for festivities.

Claymania At The Mall:

Claymania continues at the Streets of Southpoint Mall in Durham Monday.

The celebration starts at 2 p.m. in Center Court. Come by and a giant good luck card, join Aiken's fan club and purchase "Clay-wear", with all proceeds benefiting the Autism Society of North Carolina. There will also be an Aiken- Look-A-Like Contest at 7 p.m. There is a chance to win prizes, too!

Women of all ages, and a few men, too, turned out at Triangle Town Center on Saturday to show their support for Aiken. Fans signed a pledge to vote for the hometown favorite in this week's "American Idol" finals. Clayniacs also lined up to buy T-shirts and record video greetings for Aiken.

Proceeds will benefit Aiken's favorite charities -- the Autism Society of North Carolina and the YMCA.

Clayniacs also flocked to Northgate Mall in Durham on Saturday. People there signed well-wishes on a huge good-luck card. Organizers plan to send the card to Aiken before Tuesday night's performances.


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