Aiken Covers Elton, Adams, Celine On New Album

Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host of enduring power ballads on his third album, "A Thousand Different Ways." Due Sept. 19 via RCA, the set features 10 covers and four new

Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host of enduring power ballads on his third album, "A Thousand Different Ways." Due Sept. 19 via RCA, the set features 10 covers and four new songs penned by the likes of Jon Bon Jovi and Desmond Child, Andreas Carlsson, Jeremy Bose and Aldo Nova.

"A Thousand Different Ways" is Aiken's first release since his 2004 holiday album, "Merry Christmas with Love." His debut album, "Measure of a Man," debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 2.8 million units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The new album will include Aiken's takes on Richard Marx's "Right Here Waiting," Bryan Adams' "Everything I Do (I Do It for You)" and Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is," with guest vocals by Suzie McNeil. The original tracks are "Lonely No More," "These Open Arms" (penned by Bon Jovi and Child), "Everything I Have," and "A Thousand Days."

"When we first embarked on making an album, my executive producer Jaymes Foster and I started out with one or two covers, then we had three," Aiken says of the material here. "We slowly discovered that it's harder these days to come by songs that are as superb as the songs that I grew up on."

Here is the track list for "A Thousand Different Ways:

"Right Here Waiting," originally recorded by Richard Marx
"When I See You Smile," originally recorded by Bad English
"Without You," originally recorded by Badfinger
"Lonely No More"
"Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word," originally recorded by Elton John
"Everytime You Go Away," originally recorded by Paul Young
"Everything I Do (I Do It For You)," originally recorded by Bryan Adams
"I Want to Know What Love Is," featuring Suzie McNeil; originally recorded by Foreigner
"These Open Arms"
"Because You Loved Me," originally recorded by Celine Dion
"Here You Come Again," originally recorded by Dolly Parton
"Everything I Have," featuring William Joseph
"A Thousand Days"
"Broken Wings," originally recorded by Mr. Mister