Paula Julie Abdul (əb-DOOL; born June 19, 1962) 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.
Abdul in 2011
Paula Julie Abdul
June 19, 1962
San Fernando, California, U.S.
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Former Virgin Records recording artist Paula Abdul has signed a multirecord deal with Mercury Records
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