Paula Abdul

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Paula Julie Abdul (/ˈæbduːl/; born June 19, 1962) is an American singer, choreographer, songwriter, dancer, actress and television personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers before rising to prominence in the 1980s as a highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era. Abdul later scored a string of pop music hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Diana Ross for sixth among the female solo performers who have topped the chart. She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video – Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography".

After her initial period of success, Abdul suffered a series of setbacks in her professional and personal life. She saw renewed fame and success as an original judge on American Idol in the 2000s, which she left after the eighth season. She went on to star on CBS' short-lived television series Live to Dance, which lasted one season in 2011, and was subsequently a judge on the first season of the American version of The X Factor along with her former American Idol co-judge Simon Cowell, the creator and producer of the show. She was also a guest judge on the All-Stars edition of Dancing with the Stars in 2012 and the tenth season of So You Think You Can Dance in 2013, and more recently has become a permanent judge for the Australian version of the show for its 2014 revival.

On January 30, 2013, Paula Abdul was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at The Carnival: Choreographer's Ball 14th anniversary show.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1988 Forever Your Girl 3 3
1991 Spellbound 3 4
1995 Head Over Heels 1 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2000 Greatest Hits Compilation 2 3
2007 Greatest Hits: Straight Up! Compilation 1
2011 10 Great Songs Compilation 1
2012 Straight Up! The Very Best of Paula Abdul Compilation 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Rating Releases
1990 Shut Up and Dance: The Dance Mixes Remix 1 3

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1989 Straight Up 2
1989 Forever Your Girl 1
1989 Cold Hearted 2
1990 Knocked Out (remix) 1
1991 The Promise of a New Day 2
1992 Vibeology 1
1992 Will You Marry Me? 1
1995 My Love Is for Real 1
Ain't Never Gonna Give You Up 1
Crazy Cool 2
Opposites Attract 1

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