30 Fun Facts About Chase Center's 2020 Acts

Jan 6, 2020/CHASE CENTER

The new year is here and Chase Center will host a variety of entertaining events throughout 2020. To get ready for the year, here are some fun facts about the upcoming acts at Chase Center.

  1. The Harlem Globetrotters were founded in 1926 by Abe Saperstein and played their first road game in Hinckley, Illinois, on Jan. 7, 1927.

  2. The Harlem Globetrotters were featured on their were own cartoon show on CBS from 1970 to 1972. The series ran for a total of 22 episodes.

  3. In 2010, the Globetrotters also introduced the first-ever 4-point shot, a shot located 30 feet from the basket – almost 7 feet beyond the NBA’s three-point arc.

  4. Comedian Jo Koy set the record for the most tickets sold by a single artist at 23,000 tickets and 11 sold-out shows at The Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu in 2017.

  5. In 2018, Koy earned the prestigious “Stand-Up Comedian Of The Year” award at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.

  6. Oprah Winfrey’s daytime talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, was on the air for 25 years and she became the first woman to both own and produce her own television show.

  7. Winfrey revealed in a 1991 interview with the American Academy of Achievement that her birth name was different. "On the birth certificate it is Orpah, but then it got translated to Oprah, so here we are,” she said.

  8. In 2013, former President Barack Obama presented Winfrey with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

  9. Winfrey became the first African American woman to receive the Golden Globes' Cecile B. Demille Award in 2018, which honored her impactful career in entertainment.

  10. Oprah Winfrey’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour is her first full-time tour in five years.

  11. Tame Impala is a one-man band from Perth, Australia. Kevin Parker told Agolde about the reveal of band saying, “It took me a long time to drum up the courage to tell anyone that it was just me, and at that point it almost felt egotistical. I thought I was taking something away from the others, but in the end I just realized I was ignoring the unique thing that I have going on. I could dream up a song on my own.”

  12. Parker made a guest appearance on “Uptown Funk” producer Mark Ronson’s latest album Late Night Feelings.

  13. Post Malone sees himself as an artist that doesn’t fit into a genre. He told GQ "I don’t want to be a rapper. I just want to be a person that makes music. I make music that I like.”

  14. Malone credits his father, who runs concessions for the Dallas Cowboys, with introducing him to a wide range of musical influences.

  15. A three-part miniseries about Bell Biv DeVoe’s origins in the group New Edition debuted on BET in 2017.

  16. In 2017, Bell Biv DeVoe released Three Stripes, their first album since 2001.

  17. Before her musical career took off, Billie Eilish enjoyed "looping," or recording background dialogue for group scenes in films. She told Rolling Stone, “I did Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Ramona and Beezus, X-Men. It was fun — a bunch of kids in a room yelling random things, and then we’d have a break and get snacks.”

  18. Eilish worked part-time at a horse barn and revealed to Elle Magazine that the barn now serves as a sanctuary for the artist. “Horses are the most therapeutic animals,” she says. “Horses and dogs. And cows, dude.”

  19. According to music executive Tommy Mottola, Celine Dion’s epic ballad “My Heart Will Go On” was recorded in one take. "She laid down this vocal — nonstop, OK? One take. We were all getting chills.”

  20. Dion agreed to sing “Ashes” for the Deadpool 2 soundtrack thanks to actor Ryan Reynolds. At an AOL Build panel Ryan recalled his efforts saying, “So we got a way in through her manager. I sent her a long letter describing what Deadpool is and what we're hoping to do, and somehow she got... two hours later or something, she said yes. And then we said, 'How about a video?' and she said yes to that, too!"

  21. Black Sabbath disrupted recording sessions for Hotel California. The Eagles were recording the album at Miami’s legendary Criteria Studios, far from the band’s standard base of operations at L.A.’s Record Plant and Black Sabbath was in the adjacent studio recording Technical Ecstasy. Guitarist Tony Iommi told the Cut that “The Eagles were recording next door, but we were too loud for them.” He added, “It kept coming through the wall into their sessions.”

  22. The Eagles won the 1978 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for “Hotel California,” but they watched the show from band practice. Manager Irving Azoff reportedly refused to let the band perform at the Grammys unless their win was guaranteed, so even though The Eagles ultimately won the award, guitarist Timothy B. Schmit later said they watched the telecast in the midst of their band rehearsal.

  23. Michael Bublé is a multi-time Grammy Award winner but he was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding On-Camera Musical Performance in a Daytime Program.

  24. Bublé is a part-owner of the Vancouver Giants, a major junior ice hockey team playing in the Western Hockey League.

  25. Gabriel Iglesias is currently a comedy superstar, but back in 1997, he set out to hone his comedic skills, and performed stand-up anywhere he could find an audience; including biker bars and hole-in-the-wall joints.

  26. Iglesias stars in the Netflix series Mr. Iglesias where he plays a history teacher. It is loosely based on what his life might have been had he not chosen to become a comedian.

  27. When Camila Cabello turned 15 years old, she asked her parents to drive her to North Carolina so she could try out for singing competition show The X Factor.

  28. Cabello told BuzzFeed that if she weren’t a musician, she would want to work in a coffee shop.

  29. Dan + Shay first met in a living room fort at a house party in 2012. Dan had no money for rent so he bought a bunch of sheets and “tented” out the living room. “We all just hung out, huddled around ... Shay and I were jamming that night, and we've been writing three songs a day every since,” Dan recalled.

  30. The country music duo is close friends with fellow Chase Center artist Nick Jonas. The trio even performed together at the 2015 ACM Awards.