"Weird Al" Yankovic

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Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic ( YANG-kə-vik; born October 23, 1959) is an American singer, musician, record producer, and actor who is known for humorous songs that make light of pop culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts. He also performs original songs that are style pastiches of the work of other acts, as well as polka medleys of several popular songs, most of which feature his trademark accordion. Since having a comedy song aired in 1976, Yankovic has sold more than 12 million albums (as of 2007), recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and performed more than 1,000 live shows. His work has earned him five Grammy Awards and a further 11 nominations, four gold records, and six platinum records in the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of "Weird Al" Yankovic has received more than 9,160,462 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). "Weird Al" Yankovic is the 642nd most popular singer (up from 752nd in 2019), the 3,657th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,033rd in 2019) and the 186th most popular American Singer.

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  • 76

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  • 2.50

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  • 7.22

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, "Weird Al" Yankovic ranks 642 out of 3,541Before him are Achinoam Nini, Juanes, Marietta Alboni, Júlia Várady, Richard Anthony, and René Jacobs. After him are Lotte Lehmann, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Virginia E. Johnson, Christine McVie, Lila Downs, and Nicki Minaj.

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Among people born in 1959, "Weird Al" Yankovic ranks 99Before him are Takaaki Kajita, Tobias Moretti, Saïd Aouita, Marcus Miller, James Wong, and Alessandro Nannini. After him are John C. McGinley, Saul Perlmutter, Yasmina Reza, David Shore, Mark Williams, and Nobuo Uematsu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, "Weird Al" Yankovic ranks 3,657 out of 15,968Before him are Jersey Joe Walcott (1914), Elizabeth Loftus (1944), Sasha Grey (1988), Vernor Vinge (1944), Rhonda Fleming (1923), and Anna Gunn (1968). After him are Gary Burton (1943), James Farentino (1938), James Taylor (1948), Kate Mulgrew (1955), Eugene Odum (1913), and Marta Kauffman (1956).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, "Weird Al" Yankovic ranks 186Before him are Al Green (1946), Patti Page (1927), Melissa Etheridge (1961), Akon (1973), Nicole Scherzinger (1978), and Bobby Brown (1969). After him are Dee Dee Bridgewater (1950), Virginia E. Johnson (1925), Vince Neil (1961), Suge Knight (1965), Julie London (1926), and George Clinton (1941).

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