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July 21, 2014 11:33 AM

‘Weird Al’ on his weirdly successful week in music (with videos)

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s efforts to parody Pharrell, Iggy Azalea and Robin Thicke have paid off: Billboard reported that “Mandatory Fun” debuted at No. 1 — his first — this week with more than 80,000 units sold. That’s almost double the amount his last album, “Alpocalypse,” sold in its debut week in 2011.

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