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JUL 23 2014

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC ENTERS BILLBOARD TOP 200 AT #1 WITH MANDATORY FUN

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC ENTERS BILLBOARD TOP 200 AT #1 WITH MANDATORY FUN
MARKS THE HIGHEST CHART DEBUT AND BEST SALES WEEK FOR YANKOVIC

THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 50 YEARS A COMEDY ALBUM HAS TOPPED THE BILLBOARD CHART

8 Videos In 8 Days Garners Over 46 Million Views

(New York, New York) – July 23, 2014 – Multi-Grammy Award winner “Weird Al” Yankovic’s 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, Digital Albums and Comedy charts, selling just under 104,000 units in its first week. This marks a personal first week sales best and first #1 album debut for Yankovic. The last time a comedy album topped the Billboard chart was 51 years ago, with Allan Sherman’s 1963 release My Son, the Nut. It is also the largest sales week for a comedy album since 1994.

On Spotify, Yankovic sets the US record for having the most tracks from one album in the viral top 10 at one time taking the first 4 spots. Additionally, Al saw an increase of 785% in streams across all his albums totaling 3.2 million streams including 2.1 million streams of Mandatory Fun. Yankovic topped Spotify’s Viral chart globally.

Last Monday, Yankovic kicked off a massive week of promotion with the release of the first of 8 videos in 8 days. All 8 videos (“Tacky,” “Word Crimes,” “Foil,” “Handy,” “Sports Song,” “Lame Claim To Fame,” “First World Problems” and “Mission Statement”) have totaled over 46 million views combined in just one week. Yankovic teamed up with various production partners such as Nerdist Industries, CollegeHumor, Yahoo (Principato-Young Entertainment), Funny or Die and TruScribe, as well as talented auteurs like Liam Lynch, Jarrett Heather and Tim Thompson.
JUL 23 2014

A$AP Rocky’s ‘SVDDENLY’ Trailer Premiere On Noisey

Noisey just premiered the trailer for A$AP Rocky’s upcoming documentary SVDDXNLY, which will be rolled out in five parts beginning on 8/5. SVDDXNLY will give viewers an in-depth look at the lives and careers of A$AP Rocky and the rest of the A$AP Mob. Watch the full trailer on Noisey below.

JUL 23 2014

Listen to Pitbull's New Track "Fireball" Featuring John Ryan

It's about to get a little bit hotter this summer! Pitbull just released a brand new song titled "Fireball" featuring John Ryan. Take a listen below!

JUL 23 2014

"Weird Al" Yankovic's 'Mandatory Fun' on Google Play

Congrats to "Weird Al" Yankovic for landing the #1 spot on the Billboard 200! If you haven’t listened to Mandatory Fun, check it out now on Google Play.

JUL 23 2014

Becky G's Feature On Idolator

Idolator broke down Becky G’s top 5 songs and features before her hit single “Shower” came out. Check it out here!