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2 hrs ago | All About Jazz

CAREER: 5 Lessons for the Music Industry from "Weird al" Yankovic

By Kevin Erickson from Future of Music Coalition . Last week, beloved musical humorist "Weird Al" Yankovic dropped his new album Mandatory Fun .

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6 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Weird Al Yankovic Is No Clown, He's a Clone -- And A Master Businessman You Should Copy

When his new album, "Mandatory Fun," hit number one on the Billboard chart, the parodist Weird Al Yankovic surprised everyone - including himself.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Dance, Black Entertainment, Michael Jackson, Robin Thicke, Hip-Hop, Marketing, Business News, Weird

9 hrs ago | Missourian

Dear Reader: 'Word Crimes' creates complicated discussion of language

For years, Gallagher, the comedian known for smashing watermelons, and "Weird Al" Yankovic have merged in mind.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

DVDCreation Reviews

Title: Weird Al Yankovic Celebrates First Number One Album, Mandatory ...

On Wednesday, July 23rd, AfterBuzz TV musical legend Weird Al Yankovic stopped by their studios with host Kylie Hodges for a special one-on-one interview of AfterBuzz TV Presents: Spotlight On.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, UHF, Comedy Movies

Examiner.com

Five times when Weird Al Yankovic hilariously met the Beatles

Now that Weird Al Yankovic has hit the big time with a number 1 album on the Billboard charts, it's mandatory fun, so to speak, to look back at his career.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Children TV, Animated TV, Entertainment, Television, Comedy Movies, Music!, Al TV, Celebrities, Paul McCartney, Weird

RollingStone

Watch All 14 'Weird Al' Album Covers Get Illustrated in Animated Video

"Weird Al" Yankovic 's viral video extravaganza may be over, but that doesn't mean the celebration behind his first number one album , Mandatory Fun has to end.

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RollingStone

Flashback: 'Weird Al' Battles James Brown on 'Wheel of Fortune'

"Weird Al" Yankovic was initially very unsure about appearing on Wheel of Fortune when he was approached by the show in 1994.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

WIBX-AM Whitesboro

'Weird Al' Yankovic Talks About Everything

Somewhere along the line, it became cool to like 'Weird Al' Yankovic. This is something that I wish I could relay to my 10-year-old self as some sort of early validation.

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

Switched

Teens Are Totally Weirded Out By 'Weird Al' Yankovic

The musician was one of the first artists to ever make a career out of parodying other musicians' work .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Family, Teenagers, Children TV, Entertainment, Television, Comedy, Weird

KLIQ-FM Hastings

"Weird Al" Yankovic Says His First #1 Album Will Be His Last

"Weird Al" Yankovic's thrilled that his new album Mandatory Fun has become the first #1 album of his career.

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WASH-FM

Weird Al Yankovic Gets Emotional About His Hit Album

Weird Al Yankovic has been around since my childhood. I first fell in love with his parodies with the hit "Eat It."

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

GPB.org

Smartsongs: Refrains The Brain Retains

Now that Weird Al week is long past, we can mull over the merits and demerits of Al Yankovic's new mishmash of novelty music: Mandatory Fun .

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

Stereogum

Watch Nicki Minaj And Aimee Mann Voice Gem Fusions (?!) On Cartoon Network's Steven Universe

Cartoon Network's Steven Universe is a weird show, created by a former writer for Adventure Time .

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Lite 98.7

Weird Al Pokes Fun at Celeb-Obsessed Culture With 'Lame Claim to Fame' [VIDEO]

Continuing his promise of releasing eight videos in eight days, "Weird Al" Yankovic has dropped the seventh video off 'Mandatory Fun' today titled 'Lame Claim to Fame.'

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HipHopDx

[News] HipHopDX Readers Rank Best Albums Of The Week: Trey Songz, Weird Al Yankovic, Iggy Azalea

The Ranker list, which HipHopDX uses to assess reader responses below, calculates the votes based on a "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" system and it creates a list with the data users input.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

IGN

Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror Doing Clockwork Orange

Creator of The Simpsons Matt Groening took the stage at Comic-Con along with Simpsons showrunner Al Jean , animator/director David Silverman , and director Mike Anderson, to announce the air date of this year's Treehouse of Horror special and talk a little bit about Season 26 and the upcoming Simpsons/Futurama crossover episode.

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Related Topix: Horror Movies, Thriller, Halloween, A Clockwork Orange, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Celebrities, Malcolm McDowell, Pop/Rock, Weird

Free Republic

16 Things We Learned After a Day at 'Weird Al' Yankovic's House

The massive "Weird Al" Yankovic cult knew it was only a matter of time until the rest of the world joined their ranks, but few people could have foreseen what happened this past week when his new album Mandatory Fun became the first Number One comedy album on the Billboard charts since 1963's My Son, the Nut by Allan Sherman.

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TheStreet.com

Weird Al Yankovic Just Made a Joke of the Music Industry

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Burnt Orange Report

Friday Wrap: Ted Cruz vs. Vampires, Weird Al's Successful Week, and More...

First up this week, Wendy Davis cemented her place in our collective hearts after posting this picture of herself enjoying Texas' favorite fast food chain.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Pop/Rock, Representative Joaquin Castro, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Austin, TX, Weird, Liberal Political News

ContactMusic.com

Weird Al Yankovic needs Twitter break

The 54-year-old singer is ''obsessed'' with websites like Twitter and loves having millions of people hanging on his every word.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Startups, Facebook, Weird

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