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Weird Al Gets His First #1 Album on the Billboard Charts with 'Mandatory Fun'

After over a week of releasing music videos and an over 30-year career of parodying pop songs, Weird Al Yankovic has finally reached the #1 spot on the Billboard charts with his latest album Mandatory Fun, selling over 104,700 copies last week. Yankovic announced the news today via Twitter and extended his gratitude to fans: "If you'd told me 30 years ago this would happen, I never would've believed it. If you told me 2 WEEKS ago, I never would've believed it … I'm so pleased everybody is enjoying the album, and I'm enormously grateful for everyone's support. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU."

A Day in the Life of Jerrod Carmichael

Billboard has a new profile of Jerrod Carmichael, who recently filmed his first standup special for HBO, giving the reader an hour-by-hour account of Carmichael's entire day shooting the Spike Lee-directed special in case you've ever wondered what the behind the scenes process of an HBO hour is.