Paula Julie Abdul is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress, and television personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 and later became the head choreographer for the Laker Girls, where she was discovered by The Jacksons. After choreographing music videos for Janet Jackson, Abdul became a choreographer at the height of the music video era and soon thereafter she was signed to Virgin Records. Her debut studio album Forever Your Girl became one of the most successful debut albums at that time, selling 7 million copies in the United States and setting a record for the most number-one singles from a debut album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl", "Cold Hearted", and "Opposites Attract". Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Diana Ross for seventh among the female solo performers who have topped the chart.
|Born||Paula Julie Abdul, June 19, 1962, San Fernando, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||California State University, Northridge|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress, television personality|
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Singer and choreographer who won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video for her song "Opposites Attract." She also became known as a panelist on the widely popular American Idol.
She was inspired to perform by Gene Kelly. She started her career as an LA Lakers cheerleader and then became a venerable choreographer.
She won the Lifetime Achievement Award for choreography at The Carnival: Choreographer's Ball in 2013.
She married Emilio Estevez on April 29, 1992 and, after their divorce, she married Brad Beckerman on October 24, 1996.
On American Idol, she judged many talented singers including contestant Ruben Studdard.
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Latest information about Paula Abdul updated on June 07 2021.