Paula Abdul

Biography: Paula Julie Abdul was born on June 19, 1962 in San Fernando, California to Harry and Lorraine Abdul. Her parents seperated in 1969. In 1981 Paula enrolled in Cal State Northridge. It was during this time she began a fifteen year struggle with bulemia.
In 1987 Paula wisely uses over $30,000 in savings to record a demo tape. In 1988 "Knocked Out" reached 48 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Paula's debut album Forever Your Girl is released on June 21, just two days after Paula's birthday. "The Way That You Love Me" is released in November of 1988. Paula continues her fight with bulimia and joins Over Eaters Anonymous.
Paula has her first number one single when "Straight Up" tops the charts in February of 1989. "Forever Your Girl" becomes Paula's second #1 single in May. In September "Cold Hearted" gives Paula her third #1 hit in only 8 months. In October of 1989 Forever Your Girl reaches the number one spot on Billboard's album charts, and spends over a year in the top 10. "The Way
Paula Julie Abdul was born on June 19, 1962 in San Fernando, California to Harry and Lorraine Abdul. Her parents seperated in 1969. In 1981 Paula enrolled in Cal State Northridge. It was during this time she began a fifteen year struggle with bulemia.
In 1987 Paula wisely uses over $30,000 in savings to record a demo tape. In 1988 "Knocked Out" reached 48 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Paula's debut album Forever Your Girl is released on June 21, just two days after Paula's birthday. "The Way That You Love Me" is released in November of 1988. Paula continues her fight with bulimia and joins Over Eaters Anonymous.
Paula has her first number one single when "Straight Up" tops the charts in February of 1989. "Forever Your Girl" becomes Paula's second #1 single in May. In September "Cold Hearted" gives Paula her third #1 hit in only 8 months. In October of 1989 Forever Your Girl reaches the number one spot on Billboard's album charts, and spends over a year in the top 10. "The Way That You Love Me" peaks at number 3 in December of 1989.
In February of 1990 "Opposites Attract" becomes Paula's 4th number one single. Paula Abdul is the first woman to have 4 number one singles from her debut album. In Spring of 1990 Paula breaks the 28-year-old record held by Connie Francis when she spends her 68th consecutive week in the US Top 40. Paula also choreographed the Academy Awards in 1990. She has also done choreography for Janet Jackson, ZZ Top, Debbie Gibson, and many more artists. Shut Up and Dance, a collection of remixes is also released on May 8, 1990.
In 1991 Paula wins the award for "Best Music Video- Short Form" for "Opposites Attract".
In May of 1991, "Rush Rush", the first single from her second album Spellbound, is released. Less than one month later on June 8th, Spellbound hits #1 on Billboard's album charts and stays on top for two weeks. Just a week and a half after that, "Rush Rush" takes over the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100. "Rush Rush" becomes the longest running single since Madonna's "Like a Virgin" by staying at number one for 5 weeks. "The Promise of a New Day", the second single from Spellbound also hits #1 in September of 1991. In November, "Blowing Kisses in the Wind" peaks at number 6 on the Hot 100.
"Vibeology" only reached number 16, where it stayed for 3 weeks, in February of 1992. The next month Paula gets engaged to Emilio Estevez and marries him in April. She would divorce him only two years later in May of 1994. Also in April 1992, the 5th single from Spellbound, "Will You Marry Me?" is released.
In August of 1993, Forever Your Girl backup vocalist Yvette Marine loses her lawsuit in which she claimed to have actually sung lead vocals on several tracks of the album.
In May of 1995, "My Love Is For Real" enters the Hot 100 at number 36. Head Over Heels is released on June 13,1995. Unfortunately, it would only reach #18 on Billboard's Album charts. Two more singles were released from Head Over Heels, "Crazy Cool" and "Ain't Never Gonna Give You Up", neither of them do well on the charts though.

On October 25, 1996 Paula gets married to Brad Beckerman. The wedding is included in Lifetime's Celebrity Weddings special, and also in In Style magazine. Paula met Brad on a blind date set up by friends in February of 1996.
January 12, 1997 marks Paula's dramatic acting debut when the ABC Sunday Night Movie "Touched By Evil" airs. Paula has also made appearances on CBS's "Cybill" and NBC's "The Single Guy".
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Paula Abdul's Scores

Average career score: 62
Highest Metascore: 70 The X Factor: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 55 American Idol: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Arsenio Hall Show (2013): Season 1 Sep 9, 2013 Guest 2.6
70 The X Factor: Season 1 Sep 21, 2011 Judge 5.3
tbd Live To Dance: Season 1 Jan 4, 2011 Judge / Executive Producer 3.3
tbd Hey Paula: Season 1 Jun 28, 2007 Herself tbd
tbd American Idol: Season 6 Jan 16, 2007 Judge 7.0
tbd The X Factor (UK): Season 3 Aug 12, 2006 Guest Judge tbd
tbd American Idol: Season 5 Jan 17, 2006 Judge 6.0
tbd I Love the ‘80s: 3D: Season 1 Oct 24, 2005 Teen Idols Of The 80s Host tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 14 Jun 6, 2005 Guest tbd
tbd American Idol: Season 4 Jan 18, 2005 Judge 6.0
tbd American Idol: Season 3 Jan 19, 2004 Judge 4.5
tbd The View: Season 7 Sep 2, 2003 Herself tbd
tbd American Idol: Season 2 Jan 21, 2003 Judge 6.5
55 American Idol: Season 1 Jun 11, 2002 Performs 5.8
tbd The View: Season 5 Sep 24, 2001 Herself tbd
tbd The View: Season 4 Jul 17, 2001 Herself tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 3 Nov 28, 1994 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 1 Aug 30, 1993 Guest 6.9
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 2 Jun 25, 1993 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 1 May 25, 1992 Guest 4.5
tbd Kids' Choice Awards Nov 30, 1985 Herself (Presenter) tbd
tbd Entertainment Tonight: Season 1 Sep 14, 1981 Correspondent(SOMETIMES) 6.7
tbd American Music Awards Feb 19, 1974 Herself tbd
tbd Entertainment Tonight: Season 23 Sep 14, 1981 Correspondent(SOMETIMES) tbd