Grammy nominations!

United States
January 5, 2007 12:30am CST
From the Wierd Al MySpace blog Dec 7 2006 Grammy nominations! The nominations for the 49th annual Grammy Awards were announced today, and I'm very happy to say that I made the cut! "Straight Outta Lynwood" was nominated for 2 awards: Best Comedy Album (the other nominees are George Carlin, Lewis Black, Bill Engvall and Ron White) and Best Surround Sound Album. The winners will be announced at the awards show on February 11. Unfortunately, this is one time when you guys won't be able to help me out (unless you happen to be a voting member of the Academy!)... but if you could just - you know - put out some positive energy into the universe, that would be great. Anyway, yay! I'm very pleased. I've had a lot of fun doing awards shows lately... including the "Big In '06" awards which is airing all this month on VH-1 (check out our big "White & Nerdy" production number if you haven't seen it yet) and the American Music Awards, where I got to present with Chamillionaire. We were originally supposed to announce the award for "Best Male Country Artist," but literally 5 minutes before we walked out on stage, we found out that we were just introducing the accountants who tabulated the ballots instead (because the show was running long). Anyway, I thought Chamillionaire was an incredibly nice guy with a great sense of humor - ditto for Taylor Hicks, whom I met on the red carpet. (Apparently Taylor has taken to singing "Do I Creep You Out" in his sound checks!) By the way, if for some reason you haven't picked up a copy of "Straight Outta Lynwood" yet, and you're not the kind of person that likes to own actual, real-life CDs... you may be interested to know that iTunes is having a special right now on a "deluxe version" of the album. You can download the album, plus all 6 animated music videos and the making-of-the-album documentary at a special low price. You can also now buy the videos a la carte if you want to. And speaking of iTunes - the "White & Nerdy" video was the number one most downloaded music video for two months! How crazy is that? Oh, and if you haven't seen the featurette on the making of the "White & Nerdy" video yet, check it out - it's the last video on my page right now. I'm hard at work editing AL-TV at the moment. I'm doing it at home on my computer, which is nice because I get to stay around my family instead of having to basically live in an editing room for a week. The show is going to mostly feature all the new videos, but don't worry, there will be a couple new celebrity "interviews" (which are kinda harsh - but I think they're pretty funny). AL-TV will hit the airwaves of VH-1 on the 15th - be sure to tune in! And speaking of December 15th, that's the night I'll be going straight INTO Lynwood... to be the Grand Marshall of the Lynwood Christmas parade! I've got to start practicing my wave. Anyway, thanks, everybody, for such a great year!
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• United States
5 Jan 07
INteresting news! Weird Al really peaked in fame in the later 1980's/90's and I really hadn't heard much from or about him lately. I can't believe it's Grammy time again this year