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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Bitcoin Superstar and Bitcoin Era – The Latest Two Faces of the Same Scam

Bitcoin 20 Feb 2020
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From Jitendra Kumar to Mithila Palkar, digital is becoming the new talent discovery platform

Moneycontrol 20 Feb 2020
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‘Love you a little more each day’

The Times of India 11 Feb 2020
Superstar Mahesh Babu’s charm works off-screen too ...Happy 15 my love!!Love you a little more each day,” wrote the Telugu Superstar ... Download The Times of Indiafor Latest News ......
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'Dreams ain’t just for dreamers': Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson congratulates daughter Simone for signing contract ...

DNA India 11 Feb 2020
The oldest daughter of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Dany Garcia has begun training to be a WWE Superstar at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida ... Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is the first third-generation wrestler in WWE history, according to his WWE Superstar biography....
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Elton John performs, wins at Oscars in the middle of his New Zealand tour

TVNZ 10 Feb 2020
Your playlist will load after this ad. The musical superstar penned the song for musical biopic Rocketman. Source. 1 NEWS. After performing at Dunedin and Napier last week, Sir Elton is set to continue performing at Auckland this weekend ... The superstar kicked off his six-date NZ tour in the south last night. Source. 1 NEWS ... ....
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The Rock's daughter, Simone Johnson, is training to be the first fourth-generation WWE wrestler

Henry Herald 10 Feb 2020
The WWE Network announced Monday that the teen has begun training to be a WWE Superstar at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Johnson responded to the news on Instagram shortly after WWE, writing, "To the little girl who fell in love with wrestling & said 'this will be my life one day', this is for you....
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The Rock’s daughter, Simone Johnson, is training to be the first fourth-generation WWE wrestler

Fox31 Denver 10 Feb 2020
The WWE Network�announced�Monday that the teen has begun training to be a WWE Superstar at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Johnson responded to the news on Instagram shortly after WWE, writing, “To the little girl who fell in love with wrestling & said ‘this will be my life one day’, this is for you....
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Sridevi's biographer: Wanted to know many things about her

Mid Day 10 Feb 2020
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Oscars 2020: Billie Eilish on Honouring Kobe Bryant at Academy Awards: It's just sad, it's horrifying

Pinkvilla 10 Feb 2020
After owning 2020 Grammy Awards with her historic wins, Billie Eilish is all set to take the Academy Awards stage to perform for the In Memoriam segment of the show which will feature a special tribute to late NBA superstar Kobe Bryant. Ever since the singer announced the news on ......
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Oscar 2020: Full list of the winners of 92nd Academy Awards

Moneycontrol 10 Feb 2020
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A ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ like no other for Cleveland is the passion of Playhouse Square CEO Gina Vernaci

Cleveland 09 Feb 2020
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Midday Moon Change by Holiday Mathis

Boston Herald 09 Feb 2020
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WWE News: Superstar Challenges Tyson Fury, Teases Possible Title Match

Inquisitr 24 Feb 2020
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