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Paula Abdul

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Biography

Paula Abdul in the 2005 Red Dress Collection for the Heart Truth campaign.

Source: Wikipedia

Paula Julie Abdul is an American pop singer, record producer, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality. Beginning dance lessons at age 8, Abdul showed a natural talent for dance. Years later, during her first year at California State University at Northridge, she was selected from a pool of 700 candidates for the cheerleading squad of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team. Within three months, she became head choreographer. Six months later, she left the university to focus on her choreography & dancing career.

In the 1980s, Abdul was discovered by The Jacksons and was signed to do the choreography for the video to their single "Torture". After the success of "Torture", she became a sought-after choreographer, and soon rose as a Pop-R&B singer with a string of hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 1991, she won a Grammy for "Best Music Video - Short Form" for "Opposites Attract." In addition, she twice won the "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography."

In the 2000s, she became a judge on the television series, American Idol.

Fact file

  • Born: Paula Julie Abdul June 19, 1962 (age 53) San Fernando, California, U.S.
  • Alma mater: California State University, Northridge
  • Occupation: Singer songwriter dancer choreographer actress television personality
  • Years active: 1978–present
  • Spouse(s): Emilio Estevez (m. 1992–94) Brad Beckerman (m. 1996–98)
  • Website: paulaabdul.com
  • Genres: Pop dance R&B
  • Instruments: Vocals, Synclavier II
  • Labels: Virgin Mercury Concord Filament Herself

Read more about Paula Abdul at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Paula Abdul Reacts to Katy Perry's $25 Million 'American Idol' Salary
Entertainment Tonigh, 2019-10-10 04:14:19
The 57-year-old singer was a judge on the show from 2002 to 2009.

Kelly Clarkson reminisces about 'American Idol' with Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson
USA Today Music, 2019-09-19 12:55:30
Kelly Clarkson, now the host of her own "The Kelly Clarkson Show," caught up with "American Idol" judges SImon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.        

Paula Abdul Will Be Honored With Ally Award for Her LGBTQ Activism at 2019 GLAAD Gala San Francisco
Billboard, 2019-09-04 18:47:50
Throughout her career, pop icon Paula Abdul has proven to be a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ community, especially in her near-constant advocacy...

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