"Weird Al" Yankovic

Awards

 

GOLD AND PLATINUM CERTIFICATIONS

ALBUMS: U.S. CANADA
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC GOLD —–
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC IN 3-D GOLD
PLATINUM
GOLD
DARE TO BE STUPID GOLD
PLATINUM
—–
EVEN WORSE GOLD
PLATINUM
GOLD
GREATEST HITS —– GOLD
OFF THE DEEP END GOLD
PLATINUM
GOLD
PLATINUM
THE FOOD ALBUM GOLD —–
ALAPALOOZA GOLD GOLD
PLATINUM

DOUBLE PLATINUM
GREATEST HITS – VOLUME II —– GOLD
BAD HAIR DAY GOLD
PLATINUM
GOLD
PLATINUM
RUNNING WITH SCISSORS GOLD
PLATINUM
GOLD
STRAIGHT OUTTA LYNWOOD GOLD —–
NOTE: GOLD REPRESENTS 500,000 ALBUM SALES IN THE U.S., 50,000 IN CANADA.
PLATINUM REPRESENTS 1,000,000 ALBUM SALES IN THE U.S., 100,000 IN CANADA.
The single “Eat It” was certified Gold in the U.S. (also in Canada and Australia) and “White & Nerdy” was certified a Platinum single and a Gold ringtone in the U.S. “Running With Scissors” and “The Ultimate Video Collection” have gone Gold in Australia as well.
To date Al has sold over 12 million records, tapes and CDs. ┬áPlus, the following long-form videos have each been certified Gold in the U.S. (sales of 50,000 or more):THE “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC VIDEO LIBRARY
ALAPALOOZA: THE VIDEOS
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC – LIVE!
BAD HAIR DAY: THE VIDEOS
THE ULTIMATE VIDEO COLLECTION…And THE ULTIMATE VIDEO COLLECTION has also been certified Platinum in the U.S. (sales of 100,000 or more).

 


 

GRAMMYS

WINNER:
EAT IT (Best Comedy Recording 1984)
FAT (Best Concept Music Video 1988)
POODLE HAT (Best Comedy Album 2003)
MANDATORY FUN (Best Comedy Album 2014)

 

NOMINATED:
EAT IT (Best Comedy Recording 1984)
DARE TO BE STUPID (Best Comedy Recording 1985)
POLKA PARTY (Best Comedy Recording 1987)
EVEN WORSE (Best Comedy Recording 1988)
FAT (Best Concept Music Video 1988)
PETER AND THE WOLF (Best Children’s Recording 1988)
OFF THE DEEP END (Best Comedy Recording 1992)
JURASSIC PARK (Best Music Video 1994)
POODLE HAT (Best Comedy Album 2003)
STRAIGHT OUTTA LYNWOOD (Best Comedy Album 2006)
STRAIGHT OUTTA LYNWOOD (Best Surround Sound Album 2006)
INTERNET LEAKS (Best Comedy Album 2009)
ALPOCALYPSE (Best Comedy Album 2011)
PERFORM THIS WAY (Best Short Form Music Video 2011)
MANDATORY FUN (Best Comedy Album 2014)
NOTE: Between 1993 and 2003, the COMEDY category at the Grammys was inexplicably changed to SPOKEN WORD COMEDY, thereby effectively eliminating Al’s chances of being nominated. Thankfully, the category is now open to musical comedy as well, so Al is finally back in the running!

 


 

BILLBOARD CHART POSITIONS

ALBUMS: PEAK POSITION DATE
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC 139 6/25/83
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC IN 3-D 17* 4/28/84
DARE TO BE STUPID 50 8/10/85
POLKA PARTY 177 11/29/86
EVEN WORSE 27* 7/2/88
UHF – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK 146 8/19/89
OFF THE DEEP END 17* 5/16/92
ALAPALOOZA 46* 10/30/93
GREATEST HITS – VOLUME II 198 12/17/94
BAD HAIR DAY 14 4/27/96
RUNNING WITH SCISSORS 16* 7/24/99
POODLE HAT 17* 6/7/03
STRAIGHT OUTTA LYNWOOD 10* 10/14/06
THE ESSENTIAL “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC 178 11/14/09
ALPOCALYPSE 9* 7/9/11
MANDATORY FUN 1* 8/2/14
SINGLES PEAK POSITION DATE
ANOTHER ONE RIDES THE BUS 104 3/81
RICKY 63* 5/28/83
I LOVE ROCKY ROAD 106 8/6/83
EAT IT 12* 4/14/84
KING OF SUEDE 62* 5/19/84
I LOST ON JEOPARDY 81 7/7/84
LIKE A SURGEON 47* 7/13/85
FAT 99* 5/21/88
SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA 35 5/16/92
HEADLINE NEWS 104 11/5/94
AMISH PARADISE 53* 4/20/96
GUMP 102 6/8/96
WHITE & NERDY 9* 10/21/06
CANADIAN IDIOT 82* 10/21/06
EBAY 115 1/13/07
WHATEVER YOU LIKE 104 10/25/08
WORD CRIMES 39* 8/2/14
* “Bullet” indicates a significant increase over the previous week’s sales

 


 

OTHER ACCOLADES

EAT IT (American Video Awards, Best Male Performance 1984)
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC IN 3-D (People Magazine – Critic’s Choice – One of Year’s Top 10 Albums)
OFF THE DEEP END (NARM – Best Selling Comedy Recording 1992)
SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA (Spy Magazine’s “Video Of The Year” 1993)
SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA (Rolling Stone’s #68 Video on their list of the Top 100 Videos of All Time)
SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA (MTV Video Music Awards, Best Male Performance Nomination 1992)
BEST ACCORDIONIST OF 1989 (Keyboard Magazine)
AMPEX GOLDEN REEL AWARDS (One for each Gold album)
GIVEN THE KEY TO THE CITY OF WAUSAU, WISCONSIN
GRAND MARSHALL, LYNWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE (2006)