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"Weird Al" Yankovic

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"Weird Al" Yankovic

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Birth nameAlfred Matthew Yankovic
Born( 1959-10-23 ) October 23, 1959 (age 60) Downey, California , U.S.
OriginLynwood, California , U.S.
GenresComedy, comedy rock, comedy pop, comedy hip hop, parody, polka, geek rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, author
InstrumentsVocals, accordion, keyboards, harmonica, theremin
Years active1976-present
LabelsRock 'n Roll, Capitol, Placebo, TK, Scotti Brothers, Volcano, RCA
Associated actsDr. Demento, Jon Schwartz
Websiteweirdal .com
Twitter@alyankovic
Facebookweirdal

Alfred Matthew Weird Al Yankovic is American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, and author who is known for humorous songs that make light of pop culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary music acts. He also performs original that are style pastiches of work of other acts, as well as polka medleys of several popular songs, most of which feature his trademark accordion. Since having comedy song in 1976, Yankovic has sold more than 12 million albums, recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and performed more than 1 000 live shows. His work has earned him five Grammy Awards and further 11 nominations, four gold Records, and six platinum Records in US. His first Top ten Billboard album and single were both released in 2006, three decades into his career. His latest album, Fun, became his first No 1 album during its debut week. Yankovic's success come in part from his effective use of music videos to parody pop culture, song original artist,s and original music videos themselves, scene - for - scene in some cases. He directed later videos himself and went on to direct for other artists, including Ben Folds, Hanson, Black Crowes, and Presidents of United States of America. With decline of music television and onset of social media, he used YouTube and other video sites to publish his videos; this strategy proved integral, helping to boost sales of his later albums. He has State that he may forgo albums in favor of timely releases of singles from 2010 onwards. In addition to recording his albums, Yankovic writes and plays in film UHF and television series Weird Al Show. He has made guest appearances and performed voice acting roles on many television shows and video web content, in addition to starring in Al TV specials on MTV. He has also written two books, When I Grow Up and My New Teacher and Me!

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