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==<span class="mw-headline">History</span>==
 
==<span class="mw-headline">History</span>==
  
Idol has been a term used in America to refer to the stars of the American pop industry, but its usage has waned greatly, however, in Japan, the term is very commonplace, used to describe various musical [[:Category:Artists|artists]], adult video ([[AV]]) starlets, bikini models ([[gravure]] idols), and actresses (many who are referred to as idols are also in the music industry). It is difficult sorting all the categories out, however, as crossovers are extremely commonplace. For the sake of simplicity, idols in this category will only include those not in the music industry or those who were once [[gravure]] or [[AV]] idols and later crossed over.
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Idol has been a term used in America to refer to the stars of the American pop industry, but its usage has waned greatly, however, in Japan, the term is very commonplace, used to describe various musical [[:Category:Artists|artists]], adult video ([[AV]]) starlets, bikini models ([[gravure]] idols), and actresses (many who are referred to as idols are also in the music industry).
  
 
==<span class="mw-headline">See also</span>==
 
==<span class="mw-headline">See also</span>==

Latest revision as of 22:19, 24 August 2013

Idol (アイドル) is a term used to describe various stars of the Japanese entertainment industry.

History

Idol has been a term used in America to refer to the stars of the American pop industry, but its usage has waned greatly, however, in Japan, the term is very commonplace, used to describe various musical artists, adult video (AV) starlets, bikini models (gravure idols), and actresses (many who are referred to as idols are also in the music industry).

See also