Paula Abdul

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Born: June 19th, 1962, Los Angeles, CaliforniaPaula Abdul began her career in Los Angeles as a choreographer for music videos. Inevitably, she moved on to making music videos of her own. She was an MTV fixture in the 80's, but has maintained a much lower musical profile since. Occasional forays into acting for television have been attempted, with her role as a judge on the TV show "American Idol" being her latest claim to fame.

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Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962 in San Fernando Valley, California) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop singer, dancer, two-time Emmy Award-winning choreographer, actress, and television personality. In the 1980s, she rose from being a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team to being a sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era, then to being a - singer with a string of hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Notably, Abdul has released three studio albums so far: Forever Your Girl (1988), Spellbound (1991), and Head Over Heels (1995). Subsequent to that, she has for the most part been on a musical hiatus.

After her initial period of success, Abdul suffered a series of setbacks in her professional and personal life, until she found renewed fame and success in the 2000s as a celebrity judge on the television series American Idol (2001-present).

In 2000, she co-wrote "Spinning Around", a dance-pop track intended to be the lead single off her new album. The album never materialized and "Spinning Around" was given to Kylie Minogue as a single. The song became highly successful and re-launched Minogue's career, as it was intended to do for Abdul, and reached #1 in numerous countries.

According to her official website, Abdul is working on a new album that is reportedly scheduled for release by the end of 2008. Her first single from the album Dance Like There's No Tomorrow was released March 11, 2008 and is also featured as the opening track in the multi-artist compilation album Randy Jackson's Music Club, Volume One.

Official website: WWW.Paula.com

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Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American pop singer, record producer, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality.

In the 1980s, Abdul rose from cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers to highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era before scoring a string of Pop-R&B hits in the late-1980s and early-1990s. Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her for fifth among the female solo performers who have reached #1 there. She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video - Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography". Abdul has sold approximately 30 million albums worldwide since her singing debut in 1988.[citation needed]

After her initial period of success, she suffered a series of setbacks in her professional and personal life, until she found renewed fame and success in the 2000s as a judge on the television series, American Idol, for eight years, before departing from the show. Abdul has since been considering other TV show appearances, and working on a new album.

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