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"Weird Al" Yankovic

Birthdate: 23. October 1959

Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American musical comedian whose humorous songs make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts; original songs that are style pastiches of the work of other acts; and polka medleys of several popular songs, featuring his favored instrument, the accordion.

Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he has sold more than 12 million albums , recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and performed more than 1,000 live shows. His works have earned him five Grammy Awards and a further eleven nominations, four gold records, and six platinum records in the United States. Yankovic's first top ten Billboard album and single were both released in 2006, nearly three decades into his career. His latest album, Mandatory Fun , became his first number-one album during its debut week.

Yankovic's success comes in part from his effective use of music video to further parody popular culture, the song's original artist, and the 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, The Black Crowes, and The Presidents of the United States of America. With the decline of music television and the onset of social media, Yankovic used YouTube and other video sites to publish his videos; this strategy proved integral, helping to boost sales of his later albums, including Mandatory Fun. Yankovic has stated that he may forgo traditional albums in favor of timely releases of singles and EPs following on this success.

In addition to recording his albums, Yankovic wrote and starred in the film UHF and the television series The Weird Al Show . He has also 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 children's books, When I Grow Up and My New Teacher and Me! Wikipedia

Quotes "Weird Al" Yankovic

„My brothers and sisters all hated me 'cause I was an only child.“

—  "Weird Al" Yankovic

"Generic Blues" http://www.yankovic.org/WeirdAl/f_Uhf_and_Other_Stuff/index.php#09, UHF soundtrack (1989) .
Song lyrics

„What kind of bananas do you have working at newspapers in Austin that would base an entire review of an artist's performance on whether or not they had a good seat?“

—  "Weird Al" Yankovic

Replying to a fan criticising the poor seats a reviewer of a concert received. "Ask Al" Q&As for September 6, 2004 http://www.weirdal.com/aaarchive.htm#090604.

„Never had a date
That you couldn't inflate“

—  "Weird Al" Yankovic

"You're Pitiful" (2006), Internet-released song
"You're Pitiful", 2007-01-22, Al-oholics Anonymous, 2006, June, MP3 http://www.al-oholicsanonymous.com/sounds/yourepitiful.mp3,
Song lyrics

„Shoppin' online for deals on some writable media
I edit Wikipedia“

—  "Weird Al" Yankovic

"White & Nerdy", Straight Outta Lynwood (2006).
Song lyrics

„Right now I'm listening to a lot of Top 40 music, because THAT'S MY JOB.“

—  "Weird Al" Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic tackles Life's BIG Questions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpZxwRzAD6c&list=PLBEFACC86EF5C5A1B.

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„Alanis Morissette and I actually used to date. I especially liked it when we went to the movies.“

—  "Weird Al" Yankovic

AL TV, MTV, 1996; referring to the line "Is she perverted like me/would she go down on you in a theater" from Morissette's breakout hit You Oughta Know.

„That's something the kids should know about. Reading is a gateway to witchcraft and lesbianism.“

—  "Weird Al" Yankovic

I Love the 90's Part Deux, VH1, 1998; referring to Willow Rosenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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