What is the meaning of "cover star"?
The speaker has used "cover star" as a way to shorten the phrase "star (celebrity) on the cover of Billboard magazine." It is common to shorten phrases in this way for news reports or interviews, in order to make the language shorter and more concise. Ex: Ariana Grande is the current cover star of Forbes magazine. Ex: Billboard Magazine cover star, John Legend, has released a new song.
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