Superstar is a term used to refer to a celebrity who has great popular appeal and is widely known, prominent or successful in some field. Celebrities referred to as "superstars" may include individuals who work as actors, actresses, musicians, athletes, and other media-based professions. Particularly notable superstars now receive the appellation "megastar".

Origin of term

The origin of the term in the context of celebrity is uncertain, but a similar expression is attested in The Cricketers of My Time, a famous cricket book by John Nyren about the Hambledon Club. Writing in 1832, Nyren described the outstanding 18th-century batsman John Small as "a star of the first magnitude".

The earliest use of the term "superstar" has been credited to Frank Patrick in reference to the great hockey players on his Vancouver Millionaires teams of the 1910s-1920s, specifically Cyclone Taylor.

The term was later used in the 1960s by Andy Warhol: "A friend of mine named Ingrid from New Jersey came up with a new last name, just right for her new, loosely defined show-business career. She called herself "Ingrid Superstar." I'm positive Ingrid invented that word. At least, I invite anyone with "superstar" clippings that predate Ingrid's to show them to me. The more parties we went to, the more they wrote her name in the papers, Ingrid Superstar, and "superstar" was starting its media run. Ingrid called me a few weeks ago. She's operating a sewing machine now. But her name is still going. It seems incredible, doesn't it?" (Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol)

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Taylor Swift breaks The Beatles' number one record after 54 YEARS as she scores three ...

The Daily Mail 17 Apr 2021
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Anthony Davis clear for big step as Lakers return nears: ‘Good news’

New York Post 16 Apr 2021
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The Marshall News Messenger 16 Apr 2021
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Marblehead's Rodrigues honored as state's Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year

The Salem News 16 Apr 2021
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Rhea Ripley still gutted WWE split IIconics up and wanted to give Peyton Royce a women’s title shot

Metro UK 16 Apr 2021
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Chelsea superstar unfairly compared to ‘a blind horse’ by Rafael van der Vaart

Caughtoffside 15 Apr 2021
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Country Superstar Trisha Yearwood Unveils New Trisha Yearwood Pet Collection

The Greeneville Sun 15 Apr 2021
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Keith Urban reveals how Taylor Swift approached him to feature on Fearless album

RTE 15 Apr 2021
Country music star Keith Urban revealed he was doing last-minute Christmas shopping when Taylor Swift asked him to appear on her re-recorded album ... During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he said ... Fearless (Taylor’s Version) includes previously unreleased tracks from the pop superstar. For more music news, click here ....

9 WWE Superstars Released Today - Samoa Joe, The IIconics, Kalisto & More

What Culture 15 Apr 2021
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Contact made: Man United working on deal to sign €35M-rated striker

Caughtoffside 15 Apr 2021
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‘Could have sent out a far stronger message’ – Rangers star Glen Kamara’s solicitor unhappy ...

Caughtoffside 15 Apr 2021
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Star has already spoken to Manchester United stars about club with midfielder keen on Red ...

Caughtoffside 15 Apr 2021
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Cristiano Ronaldo could be on the move as super agent Jorge Mendes opens talks with ...

Caughtoffside 15 Apr 2021
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