July 21, 2014 12:55 pm

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TORONTO – “Weird Al” Yankovic released his 14th album, Mandatory Fun, last week, and Billboard predicts it could top its chart of highest-selling albums.

No one’s more surprised than Yankovic himself.

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“I’ve been doing roughly the same thing for many, many years, and this is the best week of my life in terms of response from people,” the 54-year-old said. “It’s insane…hard for me to wrap my head around.”

The album features a parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which Yankovic turned into “Word Crimes” as a way to express his inner “grammar nerd.”

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“There had already been hundreds of parodies on YouTube and a lot of them were basically making fun of how misogynistic or ‘rapey’ the original was, so I knew that I had to go in a much different direction.”

Yankovic’s Mandatory Fun also tackles Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” and has a polka medley that includes “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus, “Best Song Ever” by One Direction, “Gangnam Style” by Psy and “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO.

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Editor’s note: This story has been corrected, a previous version listed Yankovic’s age as 44. He is 54.

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