Clay Aiken Parts Ways With RCA
That set sold just 159,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Aiken's 2003 debut, "Measure of a Man," sold 2.78 million.
The artist joins a slew of second place finishers -- Katharine McPhee, Justin Guarini, Blake Lewis and Bo Bice, among them -- let go from their major-label deals post-"Idol."
Aiken is not currently on the road but will make a guest appearance on the April 8 episode of "America's Next Top Model," where he will serve as a guest judge.
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