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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Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi bags the fourth place in Twitter trends of 2019; Ajith’s Viswasam tops the list

The Times of India 13 Nov 2019
As soon as the news went viral, fans of both the superstars are trending the achievement big-time. Top influential moments from Telugu Cinema then it was #BharatAneNenu & now it is #Maharshi �� Superstar… https.//— Mahesh Babu Trends ™ (@MaheshFanTrends) 1573575260000 ... ....

WWE News: Two Major Superstars Sign New Long-Term Contracts With Company

Inquisitr 13 Nov 2019
The Miz and Paige have just signed new multi-year contracts with WWE , making them the latest in a growing number of high-profile superstars to re-sign ......

Mouni Roy On Dating A Dubai-based Banker: These Rumours Are Keeping Prospective Men Away From Me

One India 13 Nov 2019
A few TV stars are able to make it big in Bollywood and Mouni Roy is surely one of them. The TV superstar, who made her Bollywood début with Akshay Kumar starrer Gold, is constantly in the news owing to her ... ....

Tshwane Entertainment Collective object to Burna Boy performing in Mzansi

Independent online (SA) 13 Nov 2019
News of Nigerian superstar Burna Boy's inclusion in the upcoming "Africans Unite" concert has been met with resistance from local musicians and event organisers. The Tshwane Entertainment Collective has objected to the Nigerian rappers inclusion at the anti-xenophobic concert, claiming the star incited hatred with his comments on South Africa ... ....

Kareena Kapoor Khan enjoys winter meal in Punjab, and we are jealous!

Mid Day 12 Nov 2019
Kareena Kapoor Khan is currently on a shooting spree ... Courtesy; her fan clubs! ... - This is for dinner. (sic)." ... The film, which is a remake of Tom Hanks-starrer Forrest Gump (1994), is helmed by Secret Superstar (2017) director Advait Chandan ... The superstar is playing the role of a Punjabi. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here....

Sooryavanshi: Akshay Kumar injured on set, hurt here

OBN 10 Nov 2019
Mumbai ... But now important news related to Akshay Kumar is coming from the set of the film. News is coming that Bollywood. Superstar Akshay Kumar was badly injured on the sets of Suryavanshi ... After this, he was injured. According to the news, Akshay Kumar had a sprain in his hand during the shooting ... .......

Wizkid, Beyoncé Cooking ‘Brown Skin Girl’ Video

This Day 09 Nov 2019
By Ferdinand Ekechukwu. The news of American singer Beyoncé Knowles and Nigerian superstar singer/songwriter Ayodeji Balogun (Wizkid) filming the music video to their single off “The Lion King ... The song was credited as one of the Africa-centric tracks on the album ... The US superstar, 38, chooses to shoot at several locations in Catford and Thamesmead ... ....

AEW News: Superstar Apologizes For Homophobic Tweets

Inquisitr 08 Nov 2019
AEW superstar Scorpio Sky recently apologized for homophobic tweets he made back in 2011. As one half of the company’s inaugural Tag Team Champions, Sky is experiencing a push at the moment, but his previous mistakes appear to have resurfaced as a result ... Click here to continue and read more... ....

WWE News: Superstar Reveals His Reaction To Vince McMahon’s Criticism

Inquisitr 08 Nov 2019
WWE superstar Cesaro ... He also recalled the time where he was a huge fan favorite following McMahon’s comments, as the WWE Universe showed up in their droves to support the superstar....

Neither Tiruvalluvar nor I can be saffronised: Rajinikanth

Deccan Chronicle 08 Nov 2019
Superstar Rajinikanth has ... It must be pointed out that all the statements from the superstar were merely in response to pointed questions from the media persons so as to elicit a super news copy, and not any voluntary revelations ... caused by the superstar in that media session....

Ali details unique path to WWE Superstardom in CBS News interview

Fox Sports 08 Nov 2019
Ali discusses his evolution as a WWE Superstar and the path he blazed for himself in the industry in a sit-down interview with CBS News ... ....

Laal Singh Chaddha: Yes, Shah Rukh Khan is also a part of this Aamir Khan ...

Mid Day 07 Nov 2019
It is directed by Advait Chandan, who also made Secret Superstar, and written by Atul Kulkarni. The bigger news here is that a few days ago, some reports surfaced on the Internet that Aamir was planning to rope in Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan for a cameo in his drama ... They announced the news on their Twitter account, have a look.....

After Suryavanshi, Akshay Kumar will be the biggest action film!

OBN 07 Nov 2019
Mumbai. Bollywood actor (Akshay Kumar) released many back-to-back films this year, back to back ... Once again, Akshay Kumar has proved to be the highest earning superstar of Bollywood ... Which is still in the news due to its content and character. Popularly known as Superstar, Akshay Kumar will soon be seen doing strong action on screen ... .......