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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". 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 2,376,076 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Chubby Checker is the 405th most popular singer (down from 358th in 2019), the 2,496th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,230th in 2019) and the 128th most popular American Singer.

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  • 2.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.50

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Chubby Checker ranks 405 out of 3,528Before him are Lepa Brena, Zeynab Khanlarova, Rosé, Percy Sledge, Natalia Oreiro, and Alexis Korner. After him are Stromae, Fritz Wunderlich, Ariana Grande, Camarón de la Isla, Lisa, and Mia Martini.

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Among people born in 1941, Chubby Checker ranks 153Before him are Nora Ephron, Infante Alfonso of Spain, Alexander Gauland, Percy Sledge, Peter Coyote, and Paavo Lipponen. After him are Eleni Karaindrou, David Hemmings, Aldrich Ames, Yuri Norstein, Captain Beefheart, and Robert D. Putnam.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chubby Checker ranks 2,496 out of 18,182Before him are John McTiernan (1951), Peter Coyote (1941), Ellen Pompeo (1969), Charles Durning (1923), Hank Aaron (1934), and Raymond Franz (1922). After him are Peter Graves (1926), Gloria Foster (1933), Paul Sorvino (1939), Piper Laurie (1932), Sam Wood (1883), and Julian Schnabel (1951).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Chubby Checker ranks 128Before him are Tracy Chapman (1964), Frankie Valli (1934), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), Pinetop Perkins (1913), Carl Perkins (1932), and Percy Sledge (1941). After him are Ariana Grande (1993), Lana Del Rey (1985), Taylor Swift (1989), Don McLean (1945), Janet Jackson (1966), and Cissy Houston (1933).