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RCA posts “clarification” about the release date for Clay Aiken’s second album

RCA, the record label for everyone’s favorite American Idol runner-up, posted a release date for Clay’s second studio album, removed it, and is now explaining why all of this happened.

Earlier, as Faded Youth reported, “RCA records posted on the company’s website a list of upcoming releases from artists on it’s roster, including a promised June 20th release date for Aiken.” Previously, we heard that Clay’s next album would be released in May. That date was soon deleted, prompting conspiracy theories related to recent stories about his possible extracurricular activities. Now, RCA’s web site has an explanation for all of this:

Attention Clay Aiken Fans, a non-confirmed release date for Clay Aiken’s upcoming LP was accidentally posted this past weekend due to an internal mis-communication. Clay is currently in a studio working hard on his pending album. Title and release date are TBD. Sorry for the confusion!

Clay Aiken’s representative confirmed the same thing to the New York Daily News’ Ben Widdicombe: “It was an unconfirmed target release date that was posted on the Web site over the weekend. The album will come out, but we can’t announce a release date yet,” the rep said.

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