What a way for the comedic legend to go out. With his final offering titled, ‘Mandatory Fun‘ Weird Al has hit the number one spot on the Billboard Charts. Shockingly this is the first time this has happened in his career. Check out the details below and share your thoughts after the JUMP!
For the first time in his long and storied career, Weird Al hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts with his album Mandatory Fun, which sold 104,700 records in its first week (beating out Jason Mraz’s YES!). There are a lot of reasons — seven, to be specific — why Weird Al had this late career renaissance: His strategy of releasing one music video a day was genius, he had great material to work with, and he hit our nostalgic soft spots, whether we remembered him for Eat It or Amish Paradise. Tom Green (!) presented Weird Al with the framed chart on Tom Green Live. Weird Al takes it in his hands and begins to tear up, and honestly, we don’t think this could have happened to a better guy. Stay weird!