It's official! American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken's debut album will hit stores Oct. 14 — nearly a month before the Nov. 11 drop date of AI winner Ruben Studdard's CD. "It just don't make no sense for Clay to have his album chillin' when he could just do his thing," Studdard told The Associated Press, explaining that promotional duties have cut into his own time in the recording studio. "I just want to be able to do the best possible project I possibly can. I don't want to just come out with an American Idol souvenir album, you know what I'm saying?"