"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.

Weird Al Yankovic

"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.

GRAMMY Award Results for Weird Al Yankovic

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Wins
Best Comedy Album
Mandatory Fun
 
Nominations
Best Comedy Album
Alpocalypse
Best Short Form Music Video
Perform This Way
 
Nominations
Best Comedy Album
Internet Leaks
 
Nominations
Best Comedy Album
Straight Outta Lynwood
Best Surround Sound Album
Straight Outta Lynwood
 
Wins
Best Comedy Album
Poodle Hat
 
Nominations
Best Music Video, Short Form
Jurassic Park (Video)
 
Nominations
Best Comedy Album
Off The Deep End
 
Wins
Best Concept Music Video
I'm Fat
Nominations
Best Recording For Children
Peter And The Wolf/Carnival Of The Animals (Part II)
Best Comedy Recording
Even Worse
 
Nominations
Best Comedy Recording
Polka Party!
 
Nominations
Best Comedy Recording
Dare To Be Stupid (Album)
 
Wins
Best Comedy Recording
Eat It