You might have noticed a large increase in the amount of news coverage over Weird Al Yankovic lately and unless you chose to ignore it completely, you know that he’s been releasing singles everyday off of his new album Mandatory Fun. From spoofing Lorde and Iggy Azalea, to Pharrel Williams and Robin Thicke, Weird Al has certainly covered many of the hottest songs from this past year, creating quite the buzz for his newest album. Is this the ultimate comeback?
Although it has been a while since his last hit “White & Nerdy” in 2006, Weird Al is still a name that people remember. His career which first started in the 70’s after his parody “Belvedere Cruisin” was played on the Dr. Demento radio show, has since been nothing but success. So far he’s racked up 3 grammys along with numerous other nominations, and has had 4 gold albums and six platinum. Something you don’t see very often from artists, let alone “comedy” artists such as himself. But Weird Al can always create a crowd. He’s already gotten millions of hits and counting on the videos he’s released just this week and the buzz doesn’t seem like it’ll be dying down for a while.
Want more from Weird Al? Check out his website here to get all of the latest news, music, and tour information! And also be sure to check out his spoof of Lorde’s hit song “Royals”, entitled “Foil”, below!