Weird Al Yankovic - Pre-GRAMMY Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis Honoring Martin Bandier held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015
The comedy veteran, who specialises in grammatical puns and parodies of modern chart hits, is to embark on a massive world tour following his chart success in 2014.
Following the surprise success he enjoyed with latest album Mandatory Fun last year, musical comedian “Weird Al” Yankovic is cashing in by announcing plans for a huge international tour in 2015.
The ‘Mandatory World Tour’ starts on May 12th with a five-night residency at Planet Hollywood, before embarking on an exhaustive jaunt throughout North America ending on September 18th at the Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheatre in Laughlin, Nevada.
'Weird Al' Yankovic is planning a massive world tour in 2015
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Hilarity for Charity, the 3rd Annual Los Angeles HFC Variety Show to benefit the Alzheimer's Association
American comedy musician Weird Al Yankovic is struggling to wrap his head around scoring his first U.S number one album with latest release 'Mandatory Fun'.
Released on the 22nd of July, the album shifted an impressive 104,000 copies in its first week according to figures released by Nielsen SoundScan, but the man behind parody songs including 'Eat It' and 'Amish Paradise' still can't quiet believe his luck. Weird Al has been in the music business for over thirty years, his first album ""Weird Al" Yankovic" released back in 1983. He's come a long way since then, but his reaction to finally landing a Number 1 with his fourteenth studio album was characteristically down to earth.
"It's still hard for me to wrap my head around that," Yankovic said in an interview. "It means a lot to me."
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Today, the internet proved yet again that if something exists, so does a porn parody of it.
It was about time. This week, Weird Al Yancovic made the Billboard Number 1 for the first time in his career with Mandatory Fun, but there was one honor he was still lacking – he didn’t have a parody of his own work. Well, no more.
This is basically the Internet Apocalypse, tight?
Proving that Rule 34 is still valid, WoodRocket.com, a rather hilariously titled website, specializing in porn parodies, has released one of Weird Al’s 1989 comedy UHF. Well, it’s just a picture gallery at this point, but there’s bound to be someone willing to take that idea and run with it to wildly inappropriate new frontiers in adult entertainment.
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.
It might sound crazy what I'm about to say...but Weird Al has just scored his first number one on the Billboard 200 with his new album "Mandatory Fun."
The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top spot. 'Mandatory Fun' is Weird Al Yankovic's fourteenth studio album, so he will surely be happy his efforts have finally paid off. It is also the first comedy album to reach the top spot since Allan Sherman's 1963 release 'My Son, The Nut'. Previously the closest Al had come was a Number 2 with 1996 single 'Amish Paradise'.
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