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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WWE star Kamala passes away at 70 after a heart attack

Mid Day 10 Aug 2020
Kamala entered the WWE in 1984 and went on to perform as a wrestling superstar until 1995 ... Upon hearing the news of Kamala's death, many WWE superstars and fans alike took to social media to mourn him and pay respects ... Saddened to hear of the passing of former WWF superstar, the Ugandan giant, James "Kamala" Harris....

Brandon Vera excited about potential “monster” match-ups in ONE Championship

Sun Star 10 Aug 2020
Although Vera is currently in Guam, spending time with his wife and their newborn, he couldn’t help but express his excitement at the news that the promotion had acquired the Brazilian superstar to its ranks. Considered to be one of the most prolific Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors in the world, Almeida is now in Vera’s crosshairs ... (JNP). ....

Rajinikanth wishes Chinni Jayanth's son on clearing IAS exams

The Times of India 08 Aug 2020
While the Tamil film industry fraternity has applauded his achievement, superstar ... Apprently actor Chinni Jayanth had shared the good news with all his close friends in the film industry, which included superstar Rajinikanth, whom he considers his guru....

Centre announces AatmaNirbhar App Innovation Challenge winners, Chingari wins in ‘social’ category

Business Line 08 Aug 2020
Some of the top winners in each category were -- CaptionPlus (Entertainment); Logically - Check Fake News and Verify Facts (News); Hitwicket Superstars - 3D Cricket Strategy Game (Games); Zoho Workplace & Cliq (Office); StepSetGo (SSG) - Step Earn Redeem (Health); Disprz ......

The story behind Miheeka Bajaj's 'hatke' Haldi jewellery

The Times of India 08 Aug 2020
South Indian superstar Rana Daggubati surprised his fans with his engagement news this year. The actor got engaged to Miheeka Bajaj in the month of May amidst the nationwide lockdown ... And, now just a day prior to the wedding, the couple shared the photos of some pre-wedding festivities ... The bride picked a yellow lehenga by designer Anand Kabra ... ....

Liverpool defensive target willing to play initial backup role to seal Reds transfer

Caughtoffside 06 Aug 2020
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Bid rejected: Liverpool fail with £10m bid for promising full-back Jamal Lewis

Caughtoffside 06 Aug 2020
The Athletic’s James Pearce first revealed news of the bid for Lewis from the Reds – which included a ‘substantial sell-on clause’ just a couple of hours ago ... Lewis battles Liverpool superstar Trent Alexander-Arnold. More Stories / Latest News....

Patrick White: 'The Last Dance' a champion documentary

Hastings Tribune 06 Aug 2020
In America, we love our sports superstars ... It’s not news to hear that Jordan didn’t start his career as a superstar, but I think his abilities are minimized too often in the series to make his rise more impressive....

WATCH: Tiger Woods drains 33-foot birdie to tie for early PGA Championship lead

Golf 06 Aug 2020
Tiger Woods attempts a birdie putt on the 13th hole Thursday at the 2020 PGA Championship. Outside expectations were pretty low for Tiger Woods heading into the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park, the first major championship of the year ... News ... By ... Latest In News. 1 hour ago. Why Jordan Spieth is the most relatable (and likable) superstar in golf....

COVID-19: UAE-based actor stranded in Jordan

Gulf News 06 Aug 2020
UAE-based actor Rik Aby, who travelled to Jordan on March 16 for the shooting of a Malayalam survival drama, is stranded for more than 100 days and is desperately seeking help to return, Gulf News has learnt. The film’s shooting, spearheaded by Malayalam superstar Prithviraj, was halted as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19....

Snoop reveals he once escaped an attack by Death Row and wound up in jail with Ray J

Yahoo Daily News 06 Aug 2020
Read full article. Yahoo Entertainment. Snoop reveals he once escaped an attack by Death Row and wound up in jail with Ray J. Stephen Proctor. August 6, 2020, 8.59 AM ... Speaking with MTV News, Snoop was asked what he had to say about Knight saying, “He (Snoop) used to be a superstar, now he’s just a No Limit soldier.” “Nothing,” Snoop replied ... TRENDING. 1....

Inter Milan vs Getafe, UEFA Europa League 2019–20: Lautaro Martinez, Jaime Mata and Other Players to Watch Out in INT vs GEF Football Match

Yahoo Daily News 05 Aug 2020
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Makers of Acharya to unveil the first look poster of the Chiranjeevi starrer on the ...

Pinkvilla 04 Aug 2020
The latest news update about the upcoming film Acharya starring Chiranjeevi states that the makers are planning to unveil the film's first look on the lead actor's birthday ... The latest news reports on the southern drama Acharya state that the makers are planning to release the film's first look poster on August 22....