Superstar

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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BLACKPINK celebrate 5th Anniversary with debut movie: 'Coming Soon August 2021'

The News International 23 Jun 2021
Famous K-pop band BLACKPINK has dropped blockbuster news for their fans aka ... The superstar girl group ......
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Conservative Media’s Attempt to ‘Cancel’ Billie Eilish

The Daily Beast 22 Jun 2021
In recent days, right-wing grievance factories Fox News, Breitbart, and the New York Post have published stories aimed at pop superstar Billie Eilish, with the latter writing, “Despite being a new darling of the left for her vocal opposition to former President Donald Trump, ......
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What Celebrity Fans are Hyped Up about the NBA Playoffs

Manila Bulletin 21 Jun 2021
For fitness trainer and TV host Vince Velasco, the first season out of the bubble is incredibly exciting because anything can happen in this new landscape of superteams and superstars ... “Jokić deserves this award after playing the entire season and carrying the team even without their other superstar in Jamal Murray.”....
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Drag Race UK series 3 has finally been announced – and we couldn’t be any more excited

Metro UK 21 Jun 2021
As always, the show will premiere with 12 amazing queens who will be judged on their design, acting, singing, comedy, presenting, and lip-syncing abilities as they compete to be the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar. A simple but effective video was uploaded to the BBC Three Twitter account to share the news, and we’re already losing it....
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News updates from HT: New Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra fall to 6,270; death toll over 118,000 and all the latest news

Hindustan Times 21 Jun 2021
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times ... Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times ... 'He's going to be a superstar of international cricket in the future'....
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Watch Foo Fighters & Dave Chappelle Cover Radiohead’s “Creep” At MSG

Stereogum 21 Jun 2021
Live music is back, which means grainy cell-phone videos of strange live-music moments are also back ... We’ll have more on that show later, but the big news was the the night featured one superstar guest appearance. Near the end of the show, two of the world’s most famous Daves got together onstage ... So Chappelle was already in New York ... ....
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Mark Cavendish named in Deceuninck-QuickStep lineup for Tour de France

Yahoo Daily News 21 Jun 2021
>. Mark Cavendish will make a sensational return to cycling’s biggest race after being named in Deceuninck-QuickStep’s eight-man lineup for this year’s Tour de France, which begins in Brest, Brittany on Saturday ... Analysis ... The return of one of cycling’s bona fide superstars to the Tour de France is huge news for the sport and for the race ... TRENDING. 1 ... ....
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Mark Cavendish named in 2021 Tour de France lineup

The Daily Telegraph 21 Jun 2021
Mark Cavendish will make a sensational return to cycling’s biggest race after being named in Deceuninck-QuickStep’s eight-man lineup for this year’s Tour de France, which begins in Brest, Brittany on Saturday ... Tour de France 2021 ... The return of one of cycling’s bona fide superstars to the Tour de France is huge news for the sport and for the race ... ....
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Carrie Underwood's Appearance Raises Alarm In Ribbed Gym Tank

Inquisitr 20 Jun 2021
... this as she enthusiastically updates her Instagram in a ribbed workout tank for some big fitness news....
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Your Letters: June 20, 2021

Daily Press Victorville 20 Jun 2021
Biden the wrong Keystone cop ... Boy did he ever”waffle.” ... Irv Kettler, VictorvilleReason to fear ... Fox News superstar Tucker Carlson seemed to be weighing in on the subject recently when he said, quite seriously, “Why don't we have a real insurrection?”, presumably meaning a successful takeover of the government this time around....
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James Harden turns down Olympic invite; Nets lose assistant Ime Udoka

Newsday 19 Jun 2021
The Nets learned on Wednesday they won’t have to worry about superstar James Harden reinjuring himself in the Olympics, and in another news development, they learned that assistant coach Ime Udoka is leaving to take over as head coach of the Atlantic Division rival Celtics. Talk about a heavy news day ... So we’re here to support them . ... .......
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Superstar Mohanlal expects Onam release for Marakkar; everything you need to know

International Business Times 19 Jun 2021
Superstar Mohanlal on Friday broke the news that one of his mega project in Malayalam 'Marakkar, the Lion of Arabian Sea' directed by his close friend and ace director Priyadarshan is all set for release on August 12. Lal, as he is popularly known, announced on his Facebook page that he was hopeful about release of the film during the Onam festival....
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