‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s parodies propel him to top of the charts
He may be weird but he’s got the first number-one album because of it.
“Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Mandatory Fun” tops the billboard charts this week, selling 104,000 copies.
The comedian-singer tweeted out “Wow-wow… if you told me 30 years ago this would happen, I never would’ve believed it.”
“Mandatory Fun” spoofs many of the current chart-topping pop hits from artists like Lorde, Pharrell Williams and Iggy Azalea.
It is the first comedy album to top the billboards 200 since 1963.
Jason Mraz’s “Yes!” album landed in second place, with 81,000 copies sold.
The black market “Rise Against” is in third place.
Kidz Bop 26 “Kids Bop Kidz” and the “Frozen” soundtrack round out the top five.