Weird Al Yankovic might have first No. 1 Billboard album with 'Mandatory Fun'

By Kyle Johnson,

Weird Al Yankovic has spent a week releasing videos and his latest album Mandatory Fun might be selling well enough to find itself atop the Billboard 200 by week's end.

According to Billboard, the album is currently projected to sell more than 80,000 copies by Sunday, which would likely be good enough to snag the No. 1 spot and be his bestselling week, since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.

During his career, he's only managed to crack the top 10 twice and once was his 1983 self-titled album. His competition has never snagged the top spot either, but has come close.

The album, which may very well be the last from Weird Al was tracking to sell just enough to fend off another new album, Jason Mraz's Yes!. His album is projected to debut with about 75,000 sold copies.

Related: Weird Al's "Foil" parodies Lorde

Rise Against's latest effort The Black Market and Kidz Bop 26 will be in competition for the third and fourth spots, with an estimated 60,000 and 50,000 sold copies, respectively.

On Friday, Weird Al dropped his last music video, "Sports Song," for the week, though this is the first track to not be a parody of any particular pop song. The song premiered exclusively on the Funny Or Die website.

image courtesy of Jennifer Graylock/INFevents.com



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