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Weird Al Yankovic
Weird Al Yankovic


Background information
Birth name Alfred Matthew Yankovic
Born October 23, 1959
Origin Lynwood, California, United States
Genre(s) Parody
Comedy
Polka
Years active 1979—present
Label(s) Capitol Records
Volcano Entertainment
Associated acts Ak & Zuie
Apologetix
Website Website



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Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (English pronunciation: /ˈjæŋkəvɪk/; born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, music producer, actor, comedian, satirist, and a 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—more than any other comedy act in history—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.


Albums
Alpocalypse (2011) Straight Outta Lynwood (2006) Poodle Hat (2003) Running With Scissors (1999) Bad Hair Day (1996) Alapalooza (1993) Off The Deep End (1992) UHF: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1989) Even Worse (1988) Polka Party! (1986)


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News

Weird Al Yankovic Announces First Ever UK Tour

September 29, 2010
Weird Al Yankovic has announced details of his first ever UK tour. The comedy singer will play three dates, starting in Birmingham on December 2.  Read more 

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