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Double Platinum Recording Star Clay Aiken to Sing Deleted Mother-Son ALADDIN Ballad 'Proud of Your Boy'
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BURBANK, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Mother's Day 2004 Announcement -- In celebration of Mother's Day, Walt Disney Home Entertainment today announces that popular recording artist Clay Aiken will perform the deleted song "Proud Of Your Boy" on the highly-anticipated 2-Disc Special Edition DVD debut of Disney's Academy AwardŽ-winning* animated classic ALADDIN. A moving ballad that Aladdin sings to his mother, the song was originally written for inclusion in the animated feature, but was not used. The exciting new Clay Aiken recording/music video will be released as a special bonus track on the 2-disc Aladdin Special Edition DVD which debuts October 5, 2004.
"Proud Of Your Boy" was part of an original storyline that was cut from the film's final version. The song provides greater insights into Aladdin's' personality and character and is especially poignant as it personifies every child's desire to make their mother proud. Recovered from the Disney vault, it is one of the last collaborations by Academy AwardŽ-winning composers Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the famed songwriting team that also created the Academy AwardŽ-winning** music for the Disney animated films The Little Mermaid and Beauty and The Beast.
Clay Aiken's first album "Measure of a Man" is nearing sales of three million. The album had an extraordinary first week sales and debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. It also includes Aiken's first single, "This Is the Night," which was the best-selling single of 2003. His current single release "Solitaire" also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart and still remains on top.