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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic to receive a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

“Weird Al” Yankovic, seen here in Los Angeles in 2014, was inducted into Cal Poly’s Media Hall of Fame in October 2016.
“Weird Al” Yankovic, seen here in Los Angeles in 2014, was inducted into Cal Poly’s Media Hall of Fame in October 2016. INVISION/AP

“Weird Al” Yankovic will be receiving a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame next year.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed the 2018 honorees Thursday, and Yankovic, a 1980 Cal Poly graduate, posted about the honor on his Twitter account.

Yankovic, a former KCPR DJ who famously recorded his song “My Bologna” in a campus bathroom, was inducted into Cal Poly’s Media Hall of Fame last October.

The 57-year-old Yankovic, also a New York Times bestselling author, has been honored with four Grammy Awards and 15 nominations, including his most recent win in 2015 for “Mandatory Fun.”

Other recipients this year include Snoop Dogg, Shonda Rhimes, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Taraji P. Henson, RuPaul, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and Lynda Carter.

Jack Black, Anthony Anderson, Carrie Underwood and Mary J. Blige are also part of the Walk of Fame’s class of 2018.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Ben Bradlee Jr. and 'Weird Al' Yankovic were among those who took the stage during the closing gala of Cal Poly's two-day "100 Years of Delivering the News" celebration on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. "Who would have guessed back in 1980 when I had ba

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