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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The Buffalo News 29 Jul 2021
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Urdu Point 29 Jul 2021
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The Times of India 28 Jul 2021
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Democracy Now 28 Jul 2021
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Indian Express 28 Jul 2021
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The Herald-Sun 28 Jul 2021
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Simone Biles deserves ‘sympathy but not praise’: Andrew Bolt

The Daily Telegraph Australia 28 Jul 2021
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NBCBayArea 28 Jul 2021
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Biles in second pull-out as mental struggles laid bare at Tokyo Olympics

Urdu Point 28 Jul 2021
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The National 28 Jul 2021
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Inside The Games 28 Jul 2021
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