Parodies like "Word Crimes" and "Tacky", and a strong social media campaign, helped the comedian to his first Number 1.
Weird Al Yankovic’s latest parody album Mandatory Fun took Number 1 on the Billboard album chart this week, proving that a devoted fanbase still counts for something. With sharp parodies of hits from the past year – most notably, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines and Pharrell Williams’ Happy – the album was released July 15 through Way Moby and RCA Records, and sold 104,000 copies in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Weird Al is coming for your album sales.
Weird Al’s win marks a record of sorts – the first comedy album to hit Number 1 since Allan Sherman topped the bill in 1964 with My Son, The Nut. It’s also Weird Al’s first Billboard Number 1. Ever.
The singer-songwriter is celebrating the release of his new album with an extensive New York tour.
Jason Mraz has announced plans for a tour of New York, playing one show in each of the five boroughs. The Grammy-winning pop star announced today (16th July) that he will tour the boroughs in September to celebrate the release of his new album, YES!, in a press conference held at the Empire State Building.
The San Deigo-based singer-songwriter, who had a colossal hit with 'I'm Yours,' has returned with a new album that was released on Tuesday. Mraz laid the groundwork for his all-encompassing tour of New York with a successful show at Madison Square Garden last year.
The 37 year-old Virginian native attended college in New York in the 1990s and has never lost his attraction to the diversity and energy of the world-famous district
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