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Weird Al Yankovic

Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (pronunciation: /ˈjæŋkəvɪk/; born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, music producer, accordionist, actor, comedian, writer, satirist, and parodist. Yankovic is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and that often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts. Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he has sold more than 12 million albums (as of 2007), recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and has performed more than 1,000 live shows. His works have earned him three Grammy Awards among nine nominations, four gold records, and six platinum records in the United States. Yankovic's first top ten Billboard album (Straight Outta Lynwood) and single ("White & Nerdy") were both released in 2006, nearly three decades into his career. Yankovic's success comes in part from his effective use of music video to further parody popular culture, the song's original artist, and the original music videos themselves, scene-for-scene in some cases. He directed later videos himself and went on to direct for other artists including Ben Folds, Hanson, Black Crowes, and The Presidents of the United States of

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Iggy Azalea -- Misguided Over Weird Al Parody

Iggy Azalea
Misguided Over Weird Al Parody

Iggy Azalea shouldn't be counting her money from the "Fancy" parody Weird Al intends to record ... because she may encounter an insurmountable legal snag.Yankovic ambushed Iggy backstage at a… READ MORE >

Iggy Azalea -- Gets Ambushed By Weird Al ... PLEEEEASE Let Me Parody Your Song (VIDEO)

Iggy Azalea
Gets Ambushed by Weird Al Pleeease Let Me Parody Your Song

You know you're blowing up in the music biz when Weird Al wants to parody one of your songs ... which is exactly what happened Friday to Iggy Azalea -- and we got the whole thing on video.Weird Al… READ MORE >

- 52 days ago
Cooper, Tyler, Hagar, Sambora -- Best Concert of 2014 ... So Far

Cooper, Tyler, Hagar, Sambora
Best Concert Of 2014 ... So Far

It sure beat watching Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin hijack New Year's Eve in Times Square  .. Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler, Sammy Hagar, Richie Sambora, the Doobie Brothers and Weird Al… READ MORE >

- 211 days ago
Weird Al Yankovic -- Bacon Bad ... It's My Birthday, Walter White Style

Weird Al Yankovic
Bacon Bad It's My Birthday, Walter White Style

Weird Al Yankovic is the danger ... HE IS THE ONE WHO KNOCKS ... at least on his birthday.The singer and self-professed "Breaking Bad" fan turned 54 today, and marked the occasion just like Walter… READ MORE >

- 280 days ago
Weird Al Yankovic -- I'm Droppin' a NEW ALBUM!!

Weird Al Yankovic
I'm Droppin' a NEW ALBUM!!

Great news everyone ... WEIRD AL'S WORKING ON A BRAND NEW ALBUM!! Al was in NYC this weekend -- and as the master of parody was strolling into a building in Midtown, he told us, "I'm working on… READ MORE >

- 304 days ago
Weird Al Yankovic -- Prince Has NO Sense of Humor

Weird Al Yankovic:
Prince Has No Sense of Humor

It's the question Weird Al Yankovic fans have been asking for years -- Why won't Prince let him spoof any of his songs??Well, now Weird Al is finally shedding some light on the topic ... saying… READ MORE >

- 525 days ago
Weird Al Yankovic -- The Best ... Or Worst Super Bowl Halftime Idea Ever

Weird Al Yankovic
The Best ... Or Worst Super Bowl Halftime Idea Ever

Weird Al Yankovic is suddenly the fan front-runner to perform next year's Super Bowl halftime show -- and everyone at TMZ is into the idea too!! Minus one major Grumpty Dumpty.Check out TMZ on TV… READ MORE >

- 888 days ago
Weird Al Yankovic: I Would DEFINITELY Do the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Weird Al Yankovic
I Would DEFINITELY Do The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Fans everywhere have been clamoring for it ... and now, Weird Al Yankovic himself claims he'd be HONORED to perform at next year's Super Bowl halftime show -- he's just waiting for the NFL to… READ MORE >

- 889 days ago
Lady Gaga -- I Didn't Reject Weird Al Yankovic

Lady Gaga
I Didn't Reject Weird Al Yankovic

Lady Gaga is adamant ... she did NOT ban Weird Al Yankovic from parodying her hit song "Born This Way" -- despite Al's accusation that the pop star shut him down hard recently. Weird Al ripped… READ MORE >

- 1197 days ago
Lisa Kudrow's Weird Arrival to JFK

Lisa Kudrow's Weird Arrival to JFK

Looking like pals, Lisa Kudrow arrived at JFK airport on Monday with Weird Al Yankovic walking right behind her.As far as we can tell, being on the same flight was just a coincidence. READ MORE >

- 1276 days ago

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