Paula Abdul

Executive Producer

Paula Abdul is a singer, dancer, choreographer, actress, and TV personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the LA Lakers and later became the head choreographer for the Laker Girls. Her debut album Forever Your Girl (1988) became one of the most successful debut albums at that time. Abdul has sold over 60 million albums. Abdul was one of the original judges on American Idol from 2002 to 2009, and has since appeared as a judge on The X Factor, Live to Dance, So You Think You Can Dance, and The Masked Dancer.  She has won 5 MTV Video Music Awards, and the Grammy Award for Best Music Video for “Opposites Attract” in 1991. She received the Primetime Emmy Award twice for Outstanding Choreography for her work on The Tracey Ullman Show and her own performance at the American Music Awards in 1990. Abdul is the first entertainer honored with the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Hall of Fame Award.