Weird Al Nabs His First No. 1 Album

Even weirder: that it took parody master Yankovic this long to top the Billboards

By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 23, 2014 1:04 PM CDT
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(Newser) – With an A-list cast that includes Jack Black, Margaret Cho, and Eric Stonestreet, it’s not surprising that "Weird Al" Yankovic’s Mandatory Fun album, released last week, has been garnering attention. It’s also not surprising that the accordion-playing satirist’s 14th album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart—except it kind of is, since it’s the first time Yankovic has grabbed the top spot, reports Mashable.

What didn't hurt his publicity efforts, according to Mashable: Yankovic's #8videos8days promotion, which is, well, just what it sounds like. "It’s official," Yankovic tweeted this morning, adding his own disbelief in a follow-up tweet: "If you’d told me 30 years ago this would happen, I never would’ve believed it. If you’d told me 2 WEEKS ago, I never would’ve believed it." He’s probably feeling tacky, er, happy right about now.

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