Pop culture satirist Weird Al is an unlikely pop star, but with three Grammy Awards under his belt, the funnyman gives music's biggest superstars a run for their money. At his 2013 live concerts, Al delighted ticket buyers with his infectious energy and outrageous outfits, entertaining crowds with hilarious video clips played during his costume changes. With nearly 30 years of recording behind him, Al's success continued in 2011 with the release of Apocalypse, which received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album and landed at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Comedy Albums chart on the success of singles like "Perform This Way."
Weird Al learned to play the accordion at age six, eventually beginning to write music that poked fun at pop culture through creative lyrical variations of hit songs. Shortly after being featured on the Dr. Demento radio show, Weird Al released his self-titled 1983 debut, earning his first hits with "My Bologna" and "Another One Rides the Bus." His next few albums featured a string of memorable songs including "Like a Surgeon," "Eat It," and "Fat," with the latter two winning Grammy Awards. Another Grammy would follow in 2003 when Poodle Hat took home Best Comedy Album. 2011's Apocalypse featured another hilarious batch of songs, reaching No. 1 on the Top Comedy Albums chart with singles like "Perform This Way" and "Party in the CIA." Much to the delight of his fans, Weird Al has plans for a new album and tour in 2014.
Published Jan 22,2015 5:18 PM / Tara Hall
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