su·per·group | \ˈsü-pər-ˌgrüp \

Definition of supergroup 

: a rock group made up of prominent former members of other rock groups also : an extremely successful rock group

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After years of production and collaboration, Common joins legendary producers and longtime friends Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper to formally band together to form the supergroup August Greene. Natalie Maher, Billboard, "Common Teams Up With Longtime Producers to Form Supergroup August Greene: Listen to 'Optimistic' Single," 19 Jan. 2018 To combat this bad man with a metal arm, Deadpool forms his own supergroup, X-Force. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Review: Delightfully wacky 'Deadpool 2' raises the superhero bar from hit original," 14 May 2018 That potential supergroup of 2019 unrestricted free agent defensemen is disappearing. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "NHL free agency 2018: Winners, losers from early frenzy," 1 July 2018 Paul was most recently in the band Hellyeah, a heavy metal supergroup, which includes Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray and Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Fans, friends, rockers remember Vinnie Paul during Celebration of Life," 1 July 2018 Paul has spent well over the last decade as the drummer for heavy metal supergroup HELLYEAH. Dave Quinn,, "Vinnie Paul, Legendary Metal Band Drummer, Dead at 54," 23 June 2018 The competition for best-dressed may be stiff, but this afternoon, at Valentino’s Spring/Summer show, a new contender emerged in the form of Lay Zhang of K-Pop supergroup EXO. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "EXO's Lay Stole the Show in Valentino’s Menswear Front Row," 20 June 2018 For John Heintz, the funk supergroup The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown is all about getting by with a little (okay, a lot) of help from his all-star friends and acquaintances. Gary Graff, Billboard, "The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown Shares Behind-the-Scenes Clips of Funk All-Star Album," 2 Feb. 2018 Like most supergroup projects, the collaboration rarely transcends the sum of its parts. Jonny Coleman, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Notebook: Beyonce Makes Jay-Z Better on Surprise Couples-Therapy Album 'Everything Is Love'," 18 June 2018

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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