GOLD AND PLATINUM CERTIFICATIONS

 
ALBUMS:U.S.CANADA
 
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVICGOLD-----
 
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC IN 3-DGOLD
PLATINUM
GOLD
 
DARE TO BE STUPIDGOLD
PLATINUM
-----
 
EVEN WORSEGOLD
PLATINUM
GOLD
 
GREATEST HITS-----GOLD
 
OFF THE DEEP ENDGOLD
PLATINUM
GOLD
PLATINUM
 
THE FOOD ALBUMGOLD-----
 
ALAPALOOZAGOLDGOLD
PLATINUM

DOUBLE PLATINUM
 
GREATEST HITS - VOLUME II-----GOLD
 
BAD HAIR DAYGOLD
PLATINUM
GOLD
PLATINUM
 
RUNNING WITH SCISSORSGOLD
PLATINUM
GOLD
 
STRAIGHT OUTTA LYNWOODGOLD-----
 
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.

Plus, 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)
 
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)
 
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 POSITIONDATE
 
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC1396/25/83
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC IN 3-D17*4/28/84
DARE TO BE STUPID508/10/85
POLKA PARTY17711/29/86
EVEN WORSE27*7/2/88
UHF - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK1468/19/89
OFF THE DEEP END17*5/16/92
ALAPALOOZA46*10/30/93
GREATEST HITS - VOLUME II19812/17/94
BAD HAIR DAY144/27/96
RUNNING WITH SCISSORS16*7/24/99
POODLE HAT17*6/7/03
STRAIGHT OUTTA LYNWOOD10*10/14/06
THE ESSENTIAL "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC17811/14/09
ALPOCALYPSE9*7/9/11
 
SINGLESPEAK POSITIONDATE
 
ANOTHER ONE RIDES THE BUS1043/81
RICKY63*5/28/83
I LOVE ROCKY ROAD1068/6/83
EAT IT12*4/14/84
KING OF SUEDE62*5/19/84
I LOST ON JEOPARDY817/7/84
LIKE A SURGEON47*7/13/85
FAT99*5/21/88
SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA355/16/92
HEADLINE NEWS10411/5/94
AMISH PARADISE53*4/20/96
GUMP1026/8/96
WHITE & NERDY9*10/21/06
CANADIAN IDIOT82*10/21/06
EBAY1151/13/07
WHATEVER YOU LIKE10410/25/08
 
* "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)