According to reports, it looks like [artist id="1236902"]Clay Aiken[/artist] is the latest "American Idol" alum to be dropped by his record label. The Faded Youth blog noticed that in recent Grammy press material sent out by RCA, Aiken had been left off the label's roster.
On top of that, the blog is reporting that Aiken-related press materials have been removed from RCA's Web site. Aiken's RCA artist page and message board have also apparently been deleted, and the URL now redirects to the his non-RCA-owned fan club Web site.
At press time, reps for Aiken had not responded to a request from MTV News for comment regarding the singer's status with the label; a rep for the label had no comment.
Other "American Idol" vets have had some bad luck with their labels in the past: [article id="1589974"]Blake Lewis[/article], [article id="1579394"]Katharine McPhee and Ruben Studdard[/article] have all lost their record contracts in the past year and a half.
In January, Aiken ended his run as Sir Robin in "Monty Python's Spamalot" when the show closed its doors. He also surprised everyone late last year when he [article id="1595493"]announced he was gay[/article] and became a father. "I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things," the singer said at the time. "I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that."
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