After nearly thirty years in the music industry “Weird” Al Yankovic has achieved his first ever Billboard 200 number 1 album. Mandatory Fun hit number 1 in it’s debut week the charting website said. This is the first album (out of a whopping 13) that Yankovic has gotten to the top. This is the first comedy album to be on the top of the charts in over fifty years and had the highest sales for a comedy album dating back twenty years.
Yankovic gained traction for the album, at least in my personal belief, with his eight videos in eight days which were trending and huge among the social media platforms. With each new day and a new “host” for each video Yankovic was one of the most talked about topics on Twitter.
In other news regarding the great musician, word on the street is that this will be his final studio record and that he will be looking at doing digital releases, I would assume to stay on top of the pop culture.
Here’s his performance of “Tacky” on Conan earlier this month.