“Weird Al” Yankovic has been parodying some of pop’s biggest hits for over 30 years now, but with the release of his 14th studio album Mandatory Fun, he’s finally landed himself a number one album on the Billboard 200. He also holds another feat: Mandatory Fun is the first comedy album to chart at #1 since 1964, and it’s also the largest sales week for a comedy album since 1994.
Making fun of pop hits like Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil“), Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy“), and Pharrell’s “Happy (“Tacky“), fans are loving the comedy genius’s latest collection of LOL-worthy hits. His most popular off the album so far has definitely got to be his take on Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” — “Word Crimes” — that pokes fun at how the current generation is lazy with their grammar/spelling.
Congratulations to Weird Al! He celebrated by tweeting to his fans about how honoured her was by this crowning achievement.