A reference to the Eminem song Stan. The song is about an overly obsessed fan (named Stan) who writes letters to eminem and ends up driving off a bridge with his pregnant wife, because Eminem didn't write him back.
The terms means a very very overzealous and obsessed fan of a celebrity/band/cast of a tvshow or movie.
Example: Person 1: I just love Ariana Grande so much I would die for her I would track her every move if I could
Stan means you look up to that person, you watch them or you truly love their content. It's another word for saying you idolize someone or something. You would say, "I stan_____" instead of I "I love that person"
A song by Eminem off of The Marshall Mathers LP about a man who loves Eminem and his music to the point of insanity. The fan, whose name is Stan, meets Eminem at a show and then begins to write him letters. The letters get progresivly stranger. After a long time with no responce from Eminem, Stan puts his girlfriend in the trunk of his car and drives to a bridge. Stan tells Eminem all about what and why he is doing this from a tape recorder in his car. Stan then drives the car over the bridge, presumably killing himself and his girlfriend who was pregnant with his kid. The song ends with Eminem writing a letter to Stan right after his death. But Eminem then realizes that the man he has heard about on the news who drove his car over a bridge is the guy who has been writing him letters. In other words if Eminem had wrote the letter a week earlier Stan would have remained alive. Famous because it used the baseline and vocals from Dido's famous song "Thank You". Very powerful song.
Example: " Have you heard in the news they're blaming some crazy guy killing someone because he listened to and was influenced by that song Stan?
"Of course, they always do that"
Dear Stan, I meant to write you sooner but I just been busy...
A type of fan that uses twitter, tumblr, or instagram that is obsessed with a celebrity, band, artist, etc. Usually very invested and follows their 'idol' closely. Used to be known as groupies or fan girls/fandoms.
Example: Ariana Grandestans are going crazy over her new album
One Direction stans are waiting for the hiatus to be over
Stan as many people know is a character in Eminem's popular song Stan. Because the character was so obsessive the name can be used as an adjective. You could call somebody a "stan" if you think they are obsessive of someone or something. One good exampe would be in the song Ether by Nas.
"Stan" fans. A stan is a particularly (perhaps excessively) avid fan and supporter of a celebrity, TV show, group, or a film or film series. The object of the stan's affection is often called their "fave". ... The word has been described as a portmanteau of "stalker" and "fan".