What is popularity?

  • (noun): The quality of being widely admired or accepted or sought after.
    Example: "His charm soon won him affection and popularity"; "the universal popularity of American movies"

Some articles on popularity:

IRA (Polish Band)
... They gained a wide popularity in Poland in the early nineties, mainly after releasing the "Mój Dom" album, with the hit title song, which was still ... They also gained some local popularity amongst the Polish-speaking citizens in the United States, where they lived and worked for few months ... Once again, they have not attained much popularity, but are well-known amongst hard rock fans in Poland (though they play mainly pop-oriented hard rock), and their concerts are selling rather well ...
Effects - In The Workplace - Leadership Popularity
... is no correlation between leadership and popularity however, when a group is cohesive, the higher up someone is in the leadership hierarchy, the more ... as a great asset to the team, and members view the leader more favorably and he gains popularity ... valuation from the group, leading to popularity ...
Oishinbo - Reception
... In the 1980s Japan had an upsurge in popularity in the gurume movement, called the "gourmet boom." Iorie Brau, author of "Oishinbo’s Adventures in Eating Food ... The popularity of Oishinbo the comic lead to the development of the anime, the live action film, and many fansites ...
Italian Given Names - Popularity Distribution of Given Names
... The popularity (frequency) distribution of given names typically follows a power law distribution ... the popularity distribution of given names has been shifting so that the most popular names are losing popularity ...
Andy Fletcher (musician) - Career - Depeche Mode - Popularity
... Despite the barracking, Fletcher is said to be an integral component of modern day Depeche, and plays a number of major synthesised chords during live shows, the more complex arrangements being assigned to Peter Gordeno, who has been with the band ever since keyboardist Alan Wilder departed in 1995 ... When Wilder joined the band in early 1982, Fletcher had begun to take on the role of a manager and in the convening years, his musical input has been limited to contributing generic ideas to preformulated Gore/Gahan songs ...

Famous quotes containing the word popularity:

    Here also was made the novelty ‘Chestnut Bell’ which enjoyed unusual popularity during the gay nineties when every dandy jauntily wore one of the tiny bells on the lapel of his coat, and rang it whenever a story-teller offered a ‘chestnut.’
    —Administration for the State of Con, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of “spirit” over matter.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    The nation looked upon him as a deserter, and he shrunk into insignificancy and an earldom.... He was fixed in the house of lords, that hospital of incurables, and his retreat to popularity was cut off; for the confidence of the public, when once great and once lost, is never to be regained.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)