Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic a Grammy Award winning American actor, parodist, music producer, television producer, accordionist, musician, accordionist, satirist, songwriter, and singer. "Weird Al" Yankovic is famous in fussy for the witty songs which ridicule admired culture and satire specific songs through modern musical acts.
"Weird Al" Yankovic was born on 23rd October, 1959 in Downey, California. "Weird Al" Yankovic is the son of Mary Elizabeth and Nick Yankovic. "Weird Al" Yankovic raised in town of Lynwood.
On his 7th birthday, "Weird Al" Yankovic began playing accordion and at the age of 10, "Weird Al" Yankovic did mastering in instrument.
"Weird Al" Yankovic, certain king of modern culture lampoon, has put up for sale more jesting recordings than other artists in record. In an occupation spanning almost three decades, "Weird Al" Yankovic has collected 30 Platinum and Gold albums, 7 Platinum and Gold- certified home videos and also 3 Grammy Awards.
The singer-songwriter's beginning real clash with renown came in the year of 1979 when "Weird Al" Yankovic recorded "My Bologna" in a bathroom transversely the hallway from his institution campus radio station where "Weird Al" Yankovic had the weekly DJ shift. And a follower of the melodious satirists Allan Sherman, Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. When "Weird Al" Yankovic song became the commotion on nationwide syndicated "Dr. Demento Show, his potential vocation took off. After some years, "Weird Al" Yankovic landed his primary recording agreement and has ever since produced an astonishing legacy of ground-breaking videos and music, including smash like "Amish Paradise”, "Like A Surgeon" and "Eat It”.
A talented director, "Weird Al" Yankovic has helmed a lot of his personal award-winning music videos with clips for The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Black Crowes, Hanson, Jeff Foxworthy, and Ben Folds. His video for "Smells Like Nirvana," designated for the MTV Video Music Award in 1992, was selected through Rolling Stone as the "Top 100 Music Videos Of All Time." "Weird Al" Yankovic produced the significantly acclaimed title series for Leslie Nielsen feature movie "Spy Hard."
Creating a successful revolution from the pop music comedian to a multimedia star, "Weird Al" Yankovic made his own TV specials for the MTV, Showtime, Disney Channel, and among others. And his feature movie “UHF” became an instantaneous Top Ten best-advertising DVD upon its free in 2002, and his CBS network series "The Weird Al Show" get in touch with cult-classic status and was out on DVD prior this year. "Weird Al" Yankovic has been attributed on copious TV specials and shows, and his summary on VH-1's "Behind the Music" remains the most admired installments in the record of series.
"Weird Al" Yankovic 12th studio album Straight Outta Lynwood is the Dual Disc release crammed with unusual features. The DVD elevation contains 6 brands new "Weird Al" Yankovic music videos created by world’s best animators, consists of Academy Award-nominated moviemaker "Ren & Stimpy", “Bill Plympton” ,creator John Kricfalusi, applauded media artist Jim Blashfield, the inspired team following Cartoon Network's Adult Swim show "Robot Chicken" and admired Internet animators David C. Lovelace and Thomas Lee.
The focus of Straight Outta Lynwood is "White and Nerdy," a caricature of Chamillionaire's No. 1 shatter hit "Ridin'." Yankovic expressed the highly-applauded video clip, which attributes hilarious cameos through Seth Green, Jordan Peele, Mad TV's Keegan-Michael Keys, Judy Tenuta and Donny Osmond.
Straight Outta Lynwood also attributes parodies of Taylor Hicks ("Do I Creep You Out"), R. Kelly (the 11-minute epic "Trapped in the Drive-Thru"), Usher ("Confessions Part III"), and Green Day ("Canadian Idiot"), with currently traditional polka medley ("Polkarama!"), and which this instance comprises accordion-fueled versions of hits through such artists as Snoop Dogg, Weezer, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Coldplay, Pussycat Dolls, and The Black Eyed Peas.
Straight Outta Lynwood debuted at #10 on Billboard charts, creating it Yankovic's utmost charting folder to date.
"Weird Al" Yankovic and his group (the equal talented collection of musical group that has presented with him since 1982) will be reverse on the way again in summer of 2008.
Besides recording his albums, "Weird Al" Yankovic has starred and written in his private movie, UHF, and his also private TV show, The Weird Al Show, and produced music videos for himself and extra artists including Hanson, The Presidents of the United States of America, and Ben Folds. "Weird Al" Yankovic has created guest appearances on TV shows for instance Behind the Music, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Mathnet, Square One Television, Johnny Bravo, Sabrina, the Animated Series, Mathnet, Transformers: Animated, and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! as well as starring in his individual Al TV specials.
"Weird Al" Yankovic wedded with Suzanne Krajewski on 10th February, 2001. They have one daughter, Nina, who was born on 11th February, 2003. And they have favorite cockatiel named Bo Veaner. And they accustomed to have pet poodle, Bela. In spite of songs for instance "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi", his common use of "Oy vey" and additional Yiddish phrases, "Weird Al" Yankovic is not of Jewish heritage, and recognizes himself as the Christian.
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