G.R.L. is an American-British-Canadian girl group formed by Robin Antin. The group consists of members Lauren Bennett, Natasha Slayton, and Emmalyn Estrada. Past members included Simone Battle, Paula van Oppen, and Jazzy Mejia. The original line-up consisted of Slayton, Bennett, Estrada, Van Oppen, and Simone Battle. They made their debut appearance on the Smurfs 2 soundtrack with "Vacation". They would go on to appear on Pitbull's internationally successful track "Wild Wild Love", which peaked in the top 40 in the United States and top 10 in the United Kingdom, and was certified platinum by Recording Industry Association of America. Their second single "Ugly Heart" gained international success shortly after the suicide of member Simone Battle. Leaving the group as a quartet, this inspired the group to release their next single "Lighthouse" in memory of Battle. The group disbanded shortly after its release, on June 2, 2015.
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Pop, teen pop, R&B|
|Associated acts||Robin Antin, The Pussycat Dolls|
|Members||Lauren Bennett, Natasha Slayton, Emmalyn Estrada|
|Past members||Simone Battle, Paula van Oppen, Jazzy Mejia|
|Paula Van Oppen's Twitter|
Former of the girl group G.R.L. whose single "Wild Wild Love" went Platinum three times on the Australian Recording Industry Association chart. The group disbanded in 2015 but reformed in December 2016 without Van Oppen. She auditioned for season 5 and 6 of So You Think You Can Dance.
She was just 3 years old when she started dancing and performing. She elected to move to Los Angeles rather than attend Juilliard.
She became a member of The Pussycat Dolls in 2012.
She is from Orange County, California.
She performs in G.R.L. alongside Lauren Bennett.
- American pop girl groups
- American girl groups
- RCA Records artists
- American pop music groups
Latest information about Paula Van Oppen updated on June 14 2021.