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A comeback refers to the return of a person of public interest after a long-term hiatus or when an entity recovers from a large deficit to achieve victory. The term is predominantly used in politics, sports and music. In the case of a band, the term reunion is used.

Well-known comebacks include the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final and 2005 UEFA Champions League Final, those of boxer Muhammad Ali after a three-year break from 1967 until 1970, and singer Yusuf Islam, who found earlier success as Cat Stevens and was not active from 1978 until 1995. Another widely regarded comeback is that of rapper Kanye West after the release of his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. In the NBA, the Utah Jazz achieved a 36-point comeback over the Denver Nuggets in 1996.

In American football, the 2006 Michigan State vs. Northwestern football game was the biggest comeback in NCAA Division 1-A history,[1] while The Comeback game between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Oilers is the largest comeback in NFL history.

Playoff series comebacks[edit]

In the major North American professional team sports that use a best-of-7 series for playoff games (Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, and the National Basketball Association), there have been five instances in which teams have comeback to win the series after losing the first three games.:[2]

World Series comebacks[edit]

Use in the entertainment industry[edit]

  • Korean entertainment companies regularly use the term each time an artist releases a new album, often with several months to a few years separating the "Comeback" from the previous album. The term is mainly used to describe the artist has 'comeback' on music shows with another round of promotions.

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