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'Weird Al' Yankovic News

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2 hrs ago | Forbes.com

4 Career Lessons From Weird Al Yankovic

Step aside, Richard Bolles. Have a seat, Timothy Ferriss. America's new career guru is "Weird Al" Yankovic .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Knack, Weird

6 hrs ago | ContactMusic.com

Weird Al Yankovic went to an Iggy Azalea concert

The 54-year-old singer wanted permission from the singer to include his spoof song 'Handy' on new album 'Mandatory Fun' but with time running out to get the track approved in time, he took matters into his own hands.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

KURB-FM Little Rock

"Weird Al" Yankovic Scores First-Ever #1 Album; Jason Mraz in at #2

It just goes to show: comedy is not dead. The King of Pop Music Parody, "Weird Al" Yankovic , has just scored the first #1 album of his career.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Dance, Black Entertainment, Michael Jackson

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Weird Al nabs first No. 1 album with 'Mandatory Fun'Weird Al nabs...

Weird Al nabs first No. 1 album with 'Mandatory Fun' Stranger things have happened, but not much.

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Mashable

These 8 Funny Videos in 8 Days Earned Weird Al His First No. 1 Album

Weird Al Yankovic has finally laughed his way to the top of the charts with his 14th album, Mandatory Fun , more than 30 years after releasing his first.

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Broward-Palm Beach

Five Best Lyrics from Weird Al's Mandatory Fun

As Robin Thicke's Paula plummets down the Billboard album charts faster than Chris Christy on a bungee cord, pop's prince of parody Weird Al Yankovic might be about to score his first chart topping release.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Dance, Robin Thicke, Hip-Hop

The Daily Beast

The Problem With Weird AlBy John McWhorter

The celebrated parodist has a point, but much of what we've decided are hard-and-fast grammatical rules have more to due with style than clarity.

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Free Republic

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Is Finally No. 1 On The...

'Weird Al' Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun, is set to take the number one spot on the music charts, making it his first number one of his career.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, UHF, Comedy Movies, Marketing

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Patch.com

'Weird Al' Flanked by Grafton High Alumni

"Weird Al" Yankovic has been a household name since 1983, and on July 18, he released a video for his song, "Sports Song," on FunnyOrDie.com that features two Grafton High School alumni.

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FHWrestling.com

Weird Al's "Mandatory Fun" Wins Album Sales Race with ~104K

"Yes!" is the name of Jason Mraz' new album. It is also what you should be exclaiming if you were rooting for "Weird Al" Yankovic to win the weekly album sales race.

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The Miami Herald

Weird Al still making fun of hit songs

"I somehow got Pharrell's home email address - I won't say how - and I emailed him and asked if I could do the parody," recalled the 54-year-old comedian.

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News Observer

Southern Culture on the Skids enter 'Weird Al' Yankovic's pantheon of parody greatness

Southern Culture on the Skids aren’t just for local museum exhibits anymore.

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Creative Loafing Atlanta

Tracklist: Robyn, Royksopp, Katy Perry, Kanye, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and more

She is the Kanye West of what Tumblr is today. She's the single most important person to what street style is today.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty, The Heartbreakers, Watches

Inside Bay Area

Watch: All of Weird Al Yankovic's 'Mandatory Fun' music videos

Song-spoof master "Weird Al" Yankovic is releasing eight videos in eight days for the release of his new album, "Mandatory Fun."

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Weird

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Refinery 29

Weird Al's Newest Video Makes Fun Of Hollywood Name-Droppers

In case you're not aware of what a "lame claim to fame" might be, Weird Al Yankovic is here to explain.

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Gawker

Weird Al Leverages His Core Competencies in "Mission Statement"

Weird Al Yankovic's #8Days8Videos project wraps up this morning with "Mission Statement," a parody of Crosby, Stills & Nash's "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" that finds Al "applying his proven methodology" to the subject of obnoxious business jargon.

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Q95.com

Weird Al Yankovic Mocks 'First World Problems' In Amazing New Video

"Weird Al" Yankovic is doing his best Pixies impression on his new track "First World Problems."

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Q&A: 'Weird Al' Yankovic on his weirdly successful week in...

In this July 17, 2014 photo, "Weird Al" Yankovic poses for a portrait in Los Angeles.

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Lite 98.7

10 Funniest 'Weird Al' Videos

Given the cornucopia of new videos "Weird Al" Yankovic has given us from his new album, 'Mandatory Fun' , we thought now might be a good time to dig into his videolog and pick out our favorites.

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InsideHalton.com

Mahoney: The weird and wonderful land of Word Crimes

It is the rare pop song that tackles any subject outside of a strict menu of concerns: love, rejection, sex, prison sex, rehab, blue suede shoes and, if you play everything backwards, the coming reign of the Demon.

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