Paula Abdul is one of the most recognized pop singers and choreographers in film, television, video, stage and live tours. Her celebrated work in choreography includes Emmy-winning contributions to "The Tracey Ullman Show," Abdul's own performance on "The American Music Awards" and her choreography for the Academy Awards, for which she earned an Emmy nomination.
Other triumphs include her award-winning work with Janet Jackson, which garnered two MTV Video Awards; and working with such music legends as Aretha Franklin, George Michael, Luther Vandross, INXS, Heart and Prince. Abdul's favorite memory is dancing alongside her idol, Gene Kelly, in the Diet Coke commercial that was inducted into the Coca-Cola Hall of Fame Museum as one of that company's top commercial campaigns.
Cuba Gooding Jr. on his Academy Award-winning performance in "Jerry Maguire" and transforming Val Kilmer into Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's "The Doors."
Abdul's music career encompasses worldwide album sales exceeding 30 million records, two No. 1 albums, six No. 1 singles, a Grammy Award, seven MTV Awards, two Emmy Awards, two People's Choice Awards and two Kids' Choice Awards. She has also been honored with a Star on Hollywood Boulevard and inducted into Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Hall of Fame.
Contestants and viewers alike praise Abdul's positive feedback on AMERICAN IDOL. She has even designed good luck jewelry for the IDOL contestants, which provided the inspiration for her most recent venture. Abdul introduced her Paula Abdul Jewelry Collection on QVC to record-breaking sales. The collection consists of charms, pendants, earrings and bracelets in a mix of textures and metals, adorned with meaningful phrases.
Abdul continues to honor her roots by running dance and cheerleading camps, competitions and scholarship programs throughout the country, and has never forgotten her first break as a Los Angeles Laker Girl. She lives in Los Angeles.
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