Paula Abdul arguably ruled the late 1980’s as a pop superstar. She won Emmys, GRAMMYs, VMAs, had multiple #1 singles, and made a huge mark on the industry. In a strange way she paved the way for dancers like Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears to have success as singers. However, like some artists, she reached her peak and became a has been. But do you think she deserved longevity as a musician? Discuss.
I think it was a combination of the lack of music that would captivate the audience as well as the rise of Whitney and Mariah and the shift from Synthpop/Dance to Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock shift in Pop music in the late 1980s.
I also think her career was sort of winding down by the time the 90’s reached their mid-point. After the smash success of “Forever your girl” and “Spellbound”, her career was sort of nosediving.
i think she made her mark when she could and was extremely influential in her time, not only as a dancer but for her choreography as well. She Left her mark by influencing others and essentially opening the door for the thin-voiced, dance-inspired artists of today.
Paula Addul is a terrible singer.