SINGER

Chubby Checker

1941 - Today

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Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans; October 3, 1941) is an American singer and dancer. He is widely known for popularizing many dance styles, including the Twist dance style, with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard & The Midnighters' R&B song "The Twist", and the pony dance style with the 1961 cover of the song "Pony Time". His biggest UK hit, "Let's Twist Again", was released one year later (in 1962); that year, he also popularized the song "Limbo Rock", originally a previous-year instrumental hit by the Champs to which he added lyrics, and its trademark Limbo dance, as well as other dance styles such as The Fly. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chubby Checker has received more than 2,801,112 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Chubby Checker is the 553rd most popular singer (down from 402nd in 2019), the 3,079th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,490th in 2019) and the 158th most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.68

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.61

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Chubby Checkers by language

Over the past year Chubby Checker has had the most page views in the with 383,820 views, followed by Spanish (28,366), and German (20,012). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Esperanto (109.24%), Catalan (85.30%), and Simple English (81.58%)

Among SINGERS

Among singers, Chubby Checker ranks 553 out of 4,381Before him are Silvio Rodríguez, Heidi Brühl, Tiny Tim, Renato Carosone, Afric Simone, and Shania Twain. After him are Czesław Niemen, Nino Ferrer, Stephen Stills, Evert Taube, Adelina Patti, and John Wetton.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1941, Chubby Checker ranks 189Before him are Fred West, Umberto Bossi, Sarah Miles, George P. Cosmatos, Lothar Emmerich, and Captain Beefheart. After him are Bohdan Stupka, Fritz Wepper, Salvador Sadurní, Hagen Kleinert, Jesse Jackson, and Dana Ivey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chubby Checker ranks 3,079 out of 20,380Before him are Florence Owens Thompson (1903), John Stockton (1962), Tom Savini (1946), Jackie Stallone (1921), Walton Walker (1889), and Lisa Niemi (1956). After him are Mark Granovetter (1943), Michael J. Smith (1945), Richard C. Tolman (1881), Brad Dexter (1917), Juliette Lewis (1973), and Patricia Krenwinkel (1947).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Chubby Checker ranks 158Before him are Natalie Cole (1950), Bobby Darin (1936), Howlin' Wolf (1910), Akon (1973), Bobby Kimball (1947), and Tiny Tim (1932). After him are Stephen Stills (1945), DMX (1970), Paul Robeson (1898), Marlena Shaw (1939), Jennifer Rush (1960), and Rebbie Jackson (1950).