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Weird Al Yankovic
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"People never ask people doing serious music, 'Do you ever think about doing funny music?'"

  • Born Alfred Matthew Yankovic on Oct. 23, 1959, in Downey California
     
  • Yankovic established himself as king of the novelty song with his breakthrough 1984 hit, "Eat It," a parody of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" that reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track was featured on his "Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D album, which reached No. 17 on the Billboard 200.
     
  • Yankovic won his first career GRAMMY for 1984 for Best Comedy Recording for "Eat It."
     
  • Did you know? In addition to directing his own music videos, he has also directed videos for a artists such as Hanson, the Black Crowes and Ben Folds.
     
  • Yankovic donated proceeds from his 2011 Lady Gaga parody, "Perform This Way," to the Human Rights Campaign, a LGBT civil rights advocacy group.

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