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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Philadelphia Daily News 09 Apr 2020
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Keeping his words, Salman starts transferring funds

The Siasat Daily 08 Apr 2020
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Coronavirus Pandemic: Mahesh Babu tells fans that 'fake news is a real issue' as India battles COVID-19

Bollywood Life 07 Apr 2020
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Mahesh Babu suggests 'fear distancing' to avoid fake news about COVID-19

India TV 07 Apr 2020
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Kannada celluloid comedian Bullet Prakash passes away at the age of 44

Mid Day 07 Apr 2020
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Mobile-only Quibi sees more than 300,000 downloads on launch day - Sensor Tower

Canada Dot Com 07 Apr 2020
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Mobile-only Quibi sees more than 300,000 downloads on launch day: Sensor Tower

Metro USA 07 Apr 2020
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Canceled NBA season would increase pressure on Clippers as Kawhi Leonard, Paul George close in ...

CBS Sports 06 Apr 2020
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Rajinikanth's Darbar To Have Its Television Premiere On This Date!

One India 05 Apr 2020
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Shah Rukh Khan Gives Four-Storied Office Space For BMC Quarantine Facility

Yahoo Daily News 04 Apr 2020
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TVNZ 03 Apr 2020
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