If all the people who have seen Chubby Checker perform through the years stood side by side they would encircle the globe many times over. And, no matter who among them was asked, there would be no question that Chubby Checker is the most dynamic, charismatic entertainer in he world today. His ability to electrify an audience puts him in a class of his own. His showmanship, energy and charm captivates everyone, pleasing crowds of every age group. He spends an average of days a year on the road, traveling around the world making audiences happy. Chubby Checker exploded onto the music scene in and never looked back.
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In September "The Twist" topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot since its debut in , an honor it maintained for an August update of the list. Checker is the only recording artist to place five albums in the Top 12 all at once. The performer has often claimed to have personally changed the way we dance to the beat of music, as when he told Billboard , "Anyplace on the planet, when someone has a song that has a beat, they're on the floor dancing apart to the beat. And before Chubby Checker, it wasn't here. Before the Twist dance phenomenon, grown ups did not dance to teenage music. He was raised in the projects of South Philadelphia , where he lived with his parents, Raymond and Mrs.
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