Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2006
Best-selling musical comedy artist, "Weird Al" Yankovic will appear for a live visit with fans on HABBO, one of the world's largest and hottest on-line destinations for teenagers.
"Weird Al" Yankovic will check into HABBO on Monday, October 30th at 3PM PST/ 6PM EST. During the visit, Weird Al will hang out with fans on the Teen People Terrace and answer questions about the release of his newest album "Straight Outta Lynwood." The interview will be broadcasted over HABBO's exclusive Internet Radio Stream, Bobba Music hosted by DJ Brena (http://www.bobbamusic.com).
Teens interested in becoming members of HABBO and participating in this exciting event should go to http://www.habbo.com and click on the "check in" button.
About Weird Al
On the eve of the release of his 12th studio album Straight Outta Lynwood, Grammy Award-winning artist "Weird Al" Yankovic's current single "White & Nerdy" is blowing up at radio with more than 500 spins and 1.2 million in audience one week out.
The video for "White & Nerdy," a parody of Chamillionaire's recent hit "Ridin'," was written and directed by Al. It features cameos by Donny Osmond, Seth Green and Judy Tenuta, as well as Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key from MAD-TV. All of the extras in the video were recruited by Al via his MySpace website.
Straight Outta Lynwood also contains parodies of hits by Green Day, Usher, R. Kelly and Taylor Hicks, plus Al's requisite polka medley and six hilarious original songs. The album will be released as a DualDisc, and features PCM Stereo, 5.1 Surround and instrumental mixes of every song, as well as a behind-the scenes featurette and six brand new animated music videos.
"Weird Al" Yankovic has reigned for over 20 years as the best-selling musical comedy artist in history, with over 12 million albums sold, three Grammy Awards including "Best Comedy Album" for 2003's "Poodle Hat," 10 MTV/VH1 specials, his own feature film (UHF), a Disney Channel special, a CBS television series and countless miles logged on tour. With unparalleled acclaim for his musical satire, Al is best known for his parodies of the biggest stars in the musical universe: Eminem, Nirvana, Madonna, Michael Jackson, U2, P. Diddy, Mick Jagger and Sting are just a few of those who have been awarded the "Weird Al" treatment – and all with the full blessings from the artists themselves.
HABBO is a richly colorful, multi-dimensional virtual community and game environment for teens. Users join by creating a fully-customized online character called a Habbo. From there, they can explore many public hang-outs, play a variety of games, connect with friends, decorate their own rooms, and have fun through creativity and self expression. Since its launch in 2000 by Sulake Corporation(http://www.sulake.com), an interactive entertainment company that specializes in developing, publishing and distributing multiplayer social networking communities and games, HABBO sites have been introduced in 29 countries on five continents, with more than 60 million Habbo characters created and more than 7.1 million unique users each month.
The highly-trafficked U.S site, http://www.habbo.com, is visited by over 1.7 million unique users per month who spend, on average, more than three hours a week on the site (Nielsen Net Ratings). Sulake has headquarters in Finland and offices in 17 countries. Currently the company has over 270 employees worldwide. Sulake is extending the HABBO brand to include e.g. mobile games and content, and merchandising and licensing products.