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Last week something unusual happened: "Weird Al" Yankovic, the 54-year-old parody singer, captured Billboard 's number one slot with the release of a new album, Mandatory Fun .
"I'm not trying to wedge some serious social message into my music. I'm just trying to make people laugh."
In just over a week, nearly two million YouTube viewers have taken a virtual ride on the Sky Tower at Aarhus's Tivoli Friheden.
Teens may be the most fickle and hard to predict demographic when it comes to music parodies, let alone music.
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If you are in my advertising demographic -- 18 to 34 -- the pop culture you loved as a child is terrible.
Man, these sad numbers are steady - album sales down 15 percent, track sales down 13 percent.
By Kevin Erickson from Future of Music Coalition . Last week, beloved musical humorist "Weird Al" Yankovic dropped his new album Mandatory Fun .
When his new album, "Mandatory Fun," hit number one on the Billboard chart, the parodist Weird Al Yankovic surprised everyone - including himself.
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.
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.
"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.
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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