He may not have had the top-grossing album of the year, but 2008 was pretty darn good to Clay Aiken.
That's because he welcome son Parker into the world.
"At the end of the day, Parker is the most important thing of the year, and of my life, without question," Aiken told People Magazine recently. "Having a son and that type of responsibility is obviously going to be something that I remember forever."
As for then Claymates may enjoy new songs from the artist? Give him some time.
"We'll take a little bit of time, we're not quitting or anything, we're just gonna take it slow for a month or so and recollect once I get back," Clay said. "I may never have any free time once Parker starts walking and talking!"