In 1995, Abdul released a dance workout video entitled Paula Abdul's Get Up and Dance!(re-released on DVD in 2003), a fast-paced, hip-hop style workout.
A remix album, Shut Up and Dance, was also released and reached No.
7 on Billboard's album chart, becoming one of the most successful remix albums to date.
and," he added, gesturing to his pals on stage, "for you guys being actually my best friends now, and I'm going to miss you.
before rising to prominence in the 1980s as a highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era.
She attended Van Nuys High School, where she was a cheerleader and an honor student.
At 15, she received a scholarship to a dance camp near Palm Springs, and in 1978 appeared in a low-budget Independent musical film, Junior High School.
Abdul's father, Harry Abdul, was born into the Syrian-Jewish community in Aleppo, Syria, was raised in Brazil, and subsequently emigrated to the United States. An avid dancer, Abdul was inspired towards a show business career by Gene Kelly in the classic film Singin' in the Rain.
Abdul began taking dance lessons at an early age in ballet, jazz, and tap.
The Grammy award-winning video for "Opposites Attract" featured an animated cat named MC Skat Kat.
At the 33rd Grammy Awards, Abdul won her first Grammy for Best Music Video for "Opposites Attract", In early 1991, Yvette Marine, backing vocalist on Forever Your Girl, claimed that she sang "co-lead vocals" on the album and sued Abdul and Virgin Records for compensation.
She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video – Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography".