Chubby Checker

1941 - Today

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Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans; October 3, 1941) is an American rock and roll 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". However, his best-known song is the hit "Let's Twist Again", 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 others dance styles such as The Fly. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chubby Checker has received more than 2,138,295 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Chubby Checker is the 359th most popular singer (up from 373rd in 2019), the 2,231st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,159th in 2019) and the 117th most popular American Singer.

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  • 2.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.32

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.72

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Chubby Checker ranks 359 out of 3,541Before him are Viktor Tsoi, Iva Zanicchi, Joseph Kobzon, Ali Farka Touré, Kim Carnes, and Mariah Carey. After him are Miguel Bosé, Nexhmije Pagarusha, Udo Dirkschneider, Joey Tempest, Facundo Cabral, and André Claveau.

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Among people born in 1941, Chubby Checker ranks 127Before him are Maurice White, Bruce Nauman, Liamine Zéroual, Rached Ghannouchi, Infante Alfonso of Spain, and Adrian Lyne. After him are Otto Sander, Mircea Snegur, George Lakoff, Gunpei Yokoi, Goh Chok Tong, and Ahmed Shafik.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chubby Checker ranks 2,231 out of 15,968Before him are Gia Carangi (1960), Rip Torn (1931), Woody Strode (1914), Morton Feldman (1926), John Heard (1946), and Kirsten Dunst (1982). After him are George Gallup (1901), George Reeves (1914), Raymond E. Feist (1945), Marvin Harris (1927), Myrna Loy (1905), and George Gaylord Simpson (1902).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Chubby Checker ranks 117Before him are R. Kelly (1967), Neil Sedaka (1939), Roberta Flack (1937), Joe Lynn Turner (1951), Kim Carnes (1945), and Mariah Carey (1969). After him are Lisa Marie Presley (1968), Karen Carpenter (1950), Eazy-E (1964), Chris Brown (1989), Pinetop Perkins (1913), and Frankie Valli (1934).