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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Flashback Friday: When Rajinikanth spilled the beans about his first love and how she changed ...

Pinkvilla 05 Mar 2021
Superstar Rajinikanth got married to Latha on February 26, 1981, at Lord Balaji Temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh ... Veteran Malayalam actor Devan, who played an antagonist of Rajinikanth in the movie Baasha, during one of the interviews revealed about the superstar and his first love ... Manorama News ....
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Square buys majority stake in Tidal for $297M, adds Jay-Z to board

New York Post 04 Mar 2021
The pair was spotted lounging on a yacht in the Hamptons with Jay-Z’s superstar wife Beyoncé in August before news leaked in December that they were discussing a Square-Tidal tie-up ... But Square investors appeared unconvinced — the company’s stock price slid 1.7 percent on the news to $231.21 shortly after Thursday’s opening bell ... ....
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‘Unforgettable day’: Football legend Pele gets Covid-19 jab before Brazil icon urges people to ‘keep ...

Russia Today 03 Mar 2021
The 80-year-old superstar joined the four percent of his homeland's population that has been vaccinated on Tuesday, sharing the news on social media by posting a photo of himself receiving the shot in his arm ... In 2000, Pele and late Argentinian superstar Diego Maradona were named joint winners of the FIFA Player of the Century award....
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Kennywood’s Jack Rabbit Roller Coaster Gets Squeaky Clean During Offseason

CBS Sports 03 Mar 2021
KDKA-TV News Staff ... “This century-old superstar will be back on the tracks before you know it!” Kennywood said on Facebook. MORE NEWS ... ....
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Fearing controversy, Aamir Khan drops off his magnum opus ‘Mahabharat’

The Siasat Daily 03 Mar 2021
Mumbai. Superstar Aamir Khan’s dream project ‘Mahabharat’ has been in news for quite some time now ... There were bound to be unsavoury controversies surrounding the project ... Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News, Technology, Entertainment, Sports, Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels ... ....
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MVP race: The Top 3 candidates are international players

Yahoo Daily News 03 Mar 2021
For the latest Joel Embiid news, click here ... For the latest Nikola Jokic news, click here ... For the latest Giannis Antetokounmpo news, click here.Story continues ... For the latest LeBron James news, click here ... Another LA-based superstar swingman rounds out the Top 5 this week ... For the latest Kawhi Leonard news, click here....
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Megan Thee Stallion On Her Bag Obsession & How To Have A Hot-Girl Spring

Vogue 03 Mar 2021
Megan Thee Stallion is gearing up for a Hot Girl Spring. Since the rapper released her first album, Good News, back in November, things haven’t slowed down for the music superstar. She’s got a busy few months ahead ... (Hint. it involves her five adorable dogs.) ... I’m so grateful ... Looking back on your album Good News, what was it like making that record? ... ....
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‘Emotional wreck’: Star departures hit Houston sports fans

Federal News Radio 03 Mar 2021
Harden’s messy departure was just another headline of bad news and the nine-time All-Star joined what has seemed like a mass exodus of superstar athletes from the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the nation ... Read more Sports News news ... news that Springer and Watt are also gone....
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'Emotional wreck': Star departures hit Houston sports fans

The Oakland Press 03 Mar 2021
- Advertisement - ... Harden’s messy departure was just another headline of bad news and the nine-time All-Star joined what has seemed like a mass exodus of superstar athletes from the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the nation ... John P ... As for Sawyer, her parents have decided to use a different tack with the news that Springer and Watt are also gone....
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Houston, We Have a Problem: Stars leaving the Bayou City

Tyler Morning Telegraph 03 Mar 2021
Harden's messy departure was just another headline of bad news and the nine-time All-Star joined what has seemed like a mass exodus of superstar athletes from the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the nation ... John P ... One quipped ... As for Sawyer, her parents have decided to use a different tack with the news that Springer and Watt are also gone ... .......
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Boost for Chelsea in pursuit of superstar striker as cash-strapped Barcelona drop out of the race

Caughtoffside 02 Mar 2021
In what could prove to be good news for Chelsea, Barcelona have seemingly exited the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland ... More Stories / Latest News. Boost for Chelsea in pursuit of superstar striker as cash-strapped Barcelona drop out of the race....
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Video: Abramovich ready to pay whatever it takes to clinch superstar transfer for Chelsea, says agent

Caughtoffside 02 Mar 2021
MORE. West Ham set sights on Chelsea and Arsenal stars as potential summer transfer targets ... More Stories / Latest News. Video. Abramovich ready to pay whatever it takes to clinch superstar transfer for Chelsea, says agent ... Abramovich ready to pay whatever it takes to clinch superstar transfer for Chelsea, says agent appeared first on CaughtOffside. ....
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The Priest: Mammootty Starrer Is Not Releasing On March 4, Director Jofin T Chacko Reveals ...

One India 02 Mar 2021
Here's a not so happy news for all Mammootty fans. Jofin T Chacko, the director of the Superstar's highly anticipated project The Priest, recently took to his Facebook handle to reveal that the film will not release on March 4, as ... ....

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