Paula Abdul is an American pop singer-songwriter, dancer, choreo-grapher, 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 music-R&B hits in the late-1980s and early-1990s including Janet Jackson, George Michael, Duran Duran and ZZ Top.
Abdul has had three studio albums, three compilation albums and seventeen singles and has sold about 60 million records worldwide. Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her for fifth among the female solo performers who have reached #1. She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video - Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography.