Never before has there been an artist who has been equally recognized, awarded and celebrated
"in front of the camera" as well as "behind the camera."
Paula Abdul is a ground-breaking choreographer, dancer, songwriter, performer, designer, actor and business woman. She is a two-time Emmy Award winner, Grammy Award winner, American Music Award winner, and multi-platinum recording artist who has been entertaining her fans for over 25 years.
Her work as choreographer includes her Emmy winning contributions to The Tracey Ullman Show, produced by the Oscar and Emmy Award winner James L. Brooks. Shortly thereafter, Paula was double nominated for her ground-breaking choreography for the 62nd Annual Academy Awards and her own performance on the American Music Awards, for which she won an Emmy. Paula won seven MTV Awards for her work with Janet Jackson and has also choreographed for Duran Duran, ZZ top, The Jackson Family, George Michael, Luther Vandross, INXS, Heart and Prince.
In films she has served as choreographer for Patrick Dempsey in Can’t Buy Me Love, she transformed
Val Kilmer into the iconic Jim Morrison in The Doors, choreographed the memorable African wedding dance scene with Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in Coming to America, was the choreographer for Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Running Man, and was able to re-team with her mentor James L. Brooks, who took Paula under his wing at The Tracy Ullman Show transitioning her into the world of choreographing for TV and film, for the Oscar winning performance of Cuba Gooding Jr. in Jerry Maguire.
Paula became a worldwide singing sensation with her first album ”Forever Your Girl”, followed by an astonishing six number 1 singles. And, only until a few months ago, after being bumped to number 3 by Adele, Paula’s “Forever Your Girl” reigned as the second longest charting album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Paula Abdul has won a Grammy, seven MTV Video Awards, two Emmy Awards, two People’s Choice awards, and sold over 60 million records worldwide.
We all know her as “America’s Sweetheart” from her eight consecutive seasons on American Idol, which after leaving in 2009, she served as executive producer of CBS’s Live To Dance, followed by her time on The X Factor and as a recurring guest star on the hit Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva. Paula can currently be seen as a judge on Season 12 of the U.S. version of “So You Think You Can Dance.”
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