Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, 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.

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

Title Album Genre Tools
Ain't Never Gonna Give You Up Head Over Heels Pop
Client:
Artist:
Paula Abdul
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Brass, Drums, Electric Piano, Saxophone, Synth, Trombone, and Trumpet
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, In Love, Sunny Day, Victory, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Post-Disco and Vocal Pop
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
choral, female, and male
CD/Track #:
Head Over Heels, #3
Release Year:
1995
Track ID:
53772
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Straight Up Forever Your Girl Pop
Client:
Artist:
Paula Abdul
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Piano, Guitar, Keyboard, and Pecussion
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Sunny Day and Wedding
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Forever Your Girl, #7
Release Year:
1988
Track ID:
53774
main mix 1:00 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Cold Hearted Forever Your Girl Pop
Client:
Artist:
Paula Abdul
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Keyboard, and Strings
Keywords:
Feel-Good and Funky/Groove
Scene Descriptions:
Heartbreak
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Forever Your Girl, #9
Release Year:
1988
Track ID:
53780
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Ho-Down Head Over Heels Pop
Client:
Artist:
Paula Abdul
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Bells, Drums, Keyboard, and Trumpet
Keywords:
Driving and Party
Scene Descriptions:
Frat Party
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Head Over Heels, #8
Release Year:
1995
Track ID:
53792
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Straight Up (Karaoke Instrumental with Backing Vocals) Pop
Client:
Artist:
Paula Abdul
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Piano, Guitar, Keyboard, and Pecussion
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Sunny Day and Wedding
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
instrumental
Release Year:
1988
Track ID:
54903
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Straight Up (Karaoke Instrumental without Backing Vocals) Pop
Client:
Artist:
Paula Abdul
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Piano, Guitar, Keyboard, and Pecussion
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Sunny Day and Wedding
Tempo:
Moderate
Release Year:
1988
Track ID:
54904
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back