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A favourite (British English) or favorite (American English) was the intimate companion of a ruler or other important person. In post-classical and early-modern Europe, among other times and places, the term was used of individuals delegated significant political power by a ruler. It was especially a phenomenon of the 16th and 17th centuries, when government had become too complex for many hereditary rulers with no great interest in or talent for it, and political institutions were still evolving. From 1600 to 1660 there were particular successions of all-powerful minister-favourites in much of Europe, particularly in Spain, England, France and Sweden.The term is also sometimes employed by writers who want to avoid terms such as "royal mistress", "friend", "companion", or "lover" (of any gender). Several favourites had sexual relations with the monarch (or the monarch's spouse), but the feelings of the monarch for the favourite ran the gamut from simple faith in the favourite's abilities to various degrees of emotional affection and dependence, and sometimes even encompassed sexual infatuation.

The term has an inbuilt element of disapproval and is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "One who stands unduly high in the favour of a prince", citing Shakespeare: "Like favourites/ Made proud by Princes" (Much Ado about Nothing, 3.1.9).

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July 3, 2022

Fans Choose J-Hope’s ‘More’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

The BTS member's new solo song brought in nearly 93% of the vote.

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July 1, 2022

Cardi B Reveals Her Favorite BTS Member in Twitter Q&A

Cardi B hosted a fun "Ask Cardi" session on Twitter, encouraging her fans to send questions in.

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July 1, 2022

What’s Your Favorite New Music Release of the Week? Vote!

From Cardi B's collaboration with Kanye West and Lil Durk to J-Hope's newest solo single, let us know your top music release of the week.

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July 1, 2022

Krool Toys Is Making Nostalgic Video Games Inspired By Your Favorite Albums

Meet Krool Toys, the duo creative duo based in New York City creating nostalgic video games inspired by Lil Uzi Vert, SNOT, Playboi Carti, and more.

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June 30, 2022

What’s Your Favorite Beyoncé Album Cover? Vote!

Let us know your favorite Beyoncé album cover by voting in our poll.

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June 30, 2022

Which Is Your Favorite Latin Collaboration of June 2022? Vote!

From Tiago PZK and Ozuna to Camilo and Alejandro Sanz, vote for the best collab of the month!

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June 28, 2022

What’s Your Favorite BLACKPINK Music Video? Vote!

The K-pop girl group became the first act to reach 75 million YouTube subscribers on Tuesday.

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June 27, 2022

Chris Paul on Move Insoles, Growing Basketball, and His Favorite Air Jordan PEs

In an exclusive interview with Complex, Phoenix Suns star guard Chris Paul talks about Move insoles, growing basketball, and his favorite Air Jordan PE.

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June 27, 2022

Which 2022 BET Awards Performance Was Your Favorite? Vote!

Everyone from Latto and Mariah Carey to Lizzo, Jack Harlow, and Brandy took the stage during the show.

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June 26, 2022

Fans Choose Charlie Puth & Jungkook’s ‘Left and Right’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

Music fans picked Charlie Puth & Jungkook's new song as their favorite music release of the past week.

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June 24, 2022

Charlie Puth & Jungkook, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X & More: Which New Music Release Is Your Favorite? Vote!

If you could only choose one of these songs or albums to keep on repeat all weekend, who would it be?

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June 21, 2022

Why a Lot of Your Favorite Songwriters May Not Be Eligible for the Songwriter of the Year Grammy

The fine print of the eligibility requirements for the newly introduced Grammy category will likely disqualify a large number of the most obvious candidates from consideration.

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June 21, 2022

Your Favorite Artist Needs Touring Musicians. Jammcard is Supplying Them

Harry Styles, Gwen Stefani and the Chainsmokers have all used the company that has the most comprehensive database of professional musicians for hire in the music industry

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June 20, 2022

Which Beyoncé Lead Single Is Your All-Time Favorite? Vote!

OK Beyhive, now let's get in formation.

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June 20, 2022

Justin Timberlake Celebrates Father’s Day With Rare Pic of Sons: ‘My Two Favorite Melodies’

The adorable pic of Silas, 7 and Phineas, 22 months, sitting at a piano was pretty, pretty cute.

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June 19, 2022

Fans Choose Drake’s ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

The Toronto rapper's seventh album brought in 43% of the vote.

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June 13, 2022

What’s Your Favorite Song on BTS’ ‘Proof’? Vote!

Let us know your favorite song on BTS' new anthology album by voting in our poll.

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June 13, 2022

The 39 Best Albums of 2022: Our Favorite Music of the Year So Far

Bad Bunny, Rosalía, Big Thief, the Weeknd, the Smile, FKA twigs, and more of the best music of the first half of 2022

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June 12, 2022

Fans Choose BTS’ ‘Proof’ Anthology Album as This Week’s Favorite New Music

The K-pop group's latest release brought in nearly 88% of the vote.

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June 8, 2022

Now That Kylie Minogue Picked Hers, What’s Your Favorite Gay Anthem? Vote!

Pick your favorite LGBTQ anthem, just in time for Pride Month.

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June 8, 2022

‘Hustle’ Star Juancho Hernangomez Talks Working With Adam Sandler and Shares Which Cameo Is His Favorite

Complex caught up with Hernangomez about his first acting role in 'Hustle,' working with Adam Sandler, and what it meant to have basketball legends in the film.

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June 7, 2022

What’s Your Favorite Song of 2022 (So Far)? Vote!

From Harry Styles' "As It Was" to Lizzo's "About Damn Time" and beyond, which tune is tops for you?

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June 6, 2022

What’s Your Favorite Album of 2022 (So Far)? Vote!

Let us know your favorite 2022 album by voting in our poll.

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June 6, 2022

Goose Could Be Your Next Favorite Jam Band — If They’re Even a Jam Band

The Connecticut five-piece is already playing arenas and selling out Red Rocks, but their new album Dripfield shows they're just as interested in making a name for themselves in the studio

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June 6, 2022

Fans Choose Panic! At the Disco’s ‘Viva Las Vengeance’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

Music fans picked Panic! At the Disco's new song as their favorite music release of the past week.

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June 2, 2022

Kim Kardashian Says Pete Davidson’s Humor Is ‘Like, Fourth on My List’ of Favorite Things About Him

"Pete has got to be literally the best human being I’ve ever met," Kim Kardashian says in the latest 'Kardashians' episode.

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June 1, 2022

Sia Gifted This Fan Favorite ‘Survivor 42’ Castaway With $100K ‘For Being a Good Person’: Watch

The contestant in question ultimately placed seventh on 'Survivor 42.'

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Nadel auf mein Kompass

November 12, 2021

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Kiwis

June 18, 2020

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Upperclass Sampler, Vol. I

March 8, 2019

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Panzerschlacht

February 22, 2019

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Hands Up

February 8, 2019

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Alternative für Deutschland

November 24, 2017

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Neues von Gott

January 23, 2015

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Christoph Alex

May 6, 2011

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Schläge für HipHop

December 6, 2008

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Anarcho

May 2, 2008

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Harlekin

January 26, 2007

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Rappen kann tödlich sein

October 7, 2005

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