For the first in his 35-year career, Weird Al Yankovic has scored a No. 1 album.
His newest album Mandatory Fun was released on Tuesday, July 15, backed by a promotional schedule of music video debuts leading up to the release.
Weird Al created a good bit of buzz by releasing a new video each day from the new album for eight consecutive days.
Mandatory Fun is his 14th studio album and follows his successful formula of putting the "Weird Al" spin on popular hits like Pharrell Williams' "Happy", Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines", Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and others.
Al tweeted his disbelief early Wednesday morning at the news:
It’s official. MANDATORY FUN enters the Billboard album chart this week at #1. Wow. WOW.— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) July 23, 2014
If you’d told me 30 years ago this would happen, I never would’ve believed it. If you’d told me 2 WEEKS ago, I never would’ve believed it.— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) July 23, 2014
I’m so pleased everybody is enjoying the album, and I’m enormously grateful for everyone’s support. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU.— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) July 23, 2014
Enjoy some of his new music videos below: