Weird Al’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ is His First No. 1 Album

Weird Al Yankovic has scored a triumph with his new album, which is his first to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as revealed today (July 23).

Yankovic broke the news on his Twitter this morning, expressing joy at finally scoring his first chart-topping album on the general U.S. chart, selling 104,000 copies in his first week according to data from Nielsen SoundScan. He’s previously scored Nos. 1 on the comedy albums chart.

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“If you’d told me 30 years ago this would happen, I never would’ve believed it,” the musician tweeted. “If you’d told me 2 WEEKS ago, I never would’ve believed it.”

He added: “I’m so pleased everybody is enjoying the album, and I’m enormously grateful for everyone’s support. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU.”


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