Riding high with 'Mandatory Fun,' his first career No. 1, the king of parodies rewrites the rule book - with the blessing of everyone from Pharrell to Iggy Azalea

Weird Al equals big business.

The comedian's latest album, "Mandatory Fun," which tops the Aug. 2 Billboard 200, is his 15th chart entry in a career that spans 30 years of parodies - and his first No. 1.

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