'Weird Al' Yankovic Shows Off Golden Body in GQ Photo Shoot

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Weird Al Yankovic is named GQ's Popstar of the Year for 2014.

Cue the controversy about whether he was touched up.

"Weird Al" Yankovic was awfully proud of scoring his first ever Billboard 200-topping album, but that's far from all he did in 2014. The man who raised '90s kids on "Amish Paradise" and "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi" put on a clinic about how to promote an album in the age of viral content with Mandatory Fun, and he's continuing to reap the rewards.

GQ named "Weird Al" its Popstar of the Year for 2014, and shared this very… metallic shot of him from its Dec. 2014 issue.

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Cue the controversy about whether or not he was touched up?

Said Al in the story, "If you do a random survey and ask people, 'What's your favorite Weird Al album?' they always say whatever album happened to come out when they were 12 years old. A certain chemical gets secreted into your brain at that particular age that makes you appreciate me."

For more on his big year, check out Billboard's track-by-track review of Mandatory Fun and Al's 10 biggest Billboard hits.

 


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