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Paula Abdul

American-Canadian singer and songwriter

Paula Julie Abdul[2] (əb-DOOL; born June 19, 1962)[3] is an American singer and dancer. She had a string of hit songs and choreographed (planned) many dances for herself and others, including singer-songwriter Janet Jackson. Musically, she is known for her late-1980s number-one singles "Straight Up" and "Cold Hearted", along with the 1990s number-one hit "Opposites Attract". She won a Grammy Award for "Best Music Video – Short Form" for "Opposites Attract". She was a judge on the television show American Idol for its first eight seasons. She has a mezzo-soprano vocal range.

Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul 2011 2.jpg
Abdul in 2011
Born
Paula Julie Abdul

(1962-06-19) June 19, 1962 (age 57)
ResidenceSherman Oaks, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Alma materCalifornia State University, Northridge
Occupation
  • Singer
  • dancer
  • choreographer
  • actress
  • television personality
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)
  • Emilio Estevez
    (m. 1992; div. 1994)
  • Brad Beckerman
    (m. 1996; div. 1998)
Partner(s)
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Labels
Websitepaulaabdul.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Paula Abdul Signs with Mercury Records". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. 1997-10-31. web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2015-04-09. Former Virgin Records recording artist Paula Abdul has signed a multirecord deal with Mercury Records
  2. "Paula Abdul". Biography.
  3. "Paula Abdul". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-12-07.