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Pebbles - 100% match to Paula Abdul

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Perri Alette McKissack, Oakland, California, USA. This female singer, nicknamed ‘Pebbles’ by her family for her resemblance to the cartoon character Pebbles Flintstone, is based in San Francisco, California, and enjoyed substantial success after teaming up with black pop’s hottest production team, L.A. Reid And Babyface. Before their meeting she had spent her Read more

Taylor Dayne - 99% match to Paula Abdul

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lesley Wonderman, 7 March 1962, Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, USA. Dayne rose from obscurity to the top of the US pop charts in the late 80s and early 90s. Dayne listened to rock and soul music as a child and made her onstage singing debut at the age of six. In high school she took singing lessons and after graduating joined the rock band Felony followed by a new wave ba Read more

Debbie Gibson - 94% match to Paula Abdul

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Deborah Ann Gibson, 31 August 1970, Brooklyn, New York, USA. This pop singer generated massive sales in the late 80s, particularly in her homeland. Following training in piano and early songwriting ventures, Gibson was signed to the management of Doug Breithart by the time she was 13 years old. The following three years saw her apprenticeship in recording studios as she prod Read more

Jody Watley - 92% match to Paula Abdul

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 January 1959, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Formerly one third of Shalamar between 1977 and 1984, a hugely successful group of the disco era, Watley’s first professional experience had come as a dancer on the television show Soul Train. After Shalamar disbanded she made the progression to solo artist, working in a contemporary soul/urban R&B vein. Her self-titled debut Read more

Janet Jackson - 90% match to Paula Abdul

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Janet Damita Jo Jackson, 16 May 1966, Gary, Indiana, USA. Jackson was the youngest of the nine children in the family that produced the Jackson Five (including Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and LaToya Jackson). When she was four years old, the family moved to the Los Angeles area; three years later she made her performing debut in Las Vegas with her brothers. At the age Read more

Cathy Dennis - 89% match to Paula Abdul

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 March 1969, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Dennis displayed early vocal poise and by the age of 13 she was singing in her father’s Alan Dennis Band at Butlin’s holiday resorts. Cathy started her career proper in the mid-80s singing in a covers band where she was spotted by Dancin’ Danny D’s manager, Simon Fuller, at the time looking for a female singer to Read more

Vanessa Williams - 71% match to Paula Abdul

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vanessa Lynn Williams, 18 March 1963, Millwood, New Jersey, USA. Williams grew up in a household surrounded by musical influences from Broadway shows, before she attended Syracuse University to major in musical theatre. A mother and actress as well as singer, she has come a long way since becoming embroiled in a minor scandal over her appearance in Penthouse magazine (after Read more

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - 68% match to Paula Abdul

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Harlem, New York, USA, this R&B trio comprising Lisa Lisa (Lisa Velez, 15 January 1967, New York City, New York, USA; vocals), Mike Hughes (guitar) and Alex ‘Spanador’ Moseley (guitar) was put together and produced by rap crew Full Force. The trio was signed to Columbia Records in 1985 and recorded their debut single, ‘I Wonder If I Take You Home Read more

Color Me Badd - 66% match to Paula Abdul

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US harmony and a cappella quartet, comprising Oklahoma college students, Bryan Abrams (16 November 1969, USA), Mark Calderon (b. 27 September 1970, USA), Sam Watters (b. 23 July 1970, USA) and Kevin Thornton (b. 17 June 1969, USA), triumphed on both sides of the Atlantic in 1991 with the dubious sexual slant of their breakthrough single, ‘I Wanna Sex You Up’ ( Read more

Milli Vanilli - 66% match to Paula Abdul

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This infamous pop duo comprised Rob Pilatus (8 June 1965, New York, USA, d. 3 April 1998, Frankfurt, Germany) who was brought up in an orphanage, and Fabrice Morvan (b. 14 May 1966), who was training to be a trampoline athlete until a fall damaged his neck. Based in Germany, they worked as dancers for various German groups, before forming their own duo combining rap and soul Read more

Karyn White - 65% match to Paula Abdul

Genres: Country & Bluegrass R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Wilson Phillips - 62% match to Paula Abdul

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The daughters of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson and his ex-wife Marilyn (formerly of the Honeys) and John Phillips and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas And The Papas, this US trio proved that they were up to the task of following those famous footsteps by scoring three number 1 singles in the American charts, with ‘Hold On’, ‘Release Me’ and ‘You’re Read more

Samantha Fox - 61% match to Paula Abdul

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 April 1966, London, England. While studying for her O-level examinations, 16-year-old Fox was ‘discovered’ by the Sun newspaper and promoted as a topless model. Before long she became something of a British institution and a recording career beckoned. Her debut single in 1986, ‘Touch Me’ elicited almost universally favourable reviews with critics regis Read more

Tiffany - 60% match to Paula Abdul

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Tiffany Renee Darwish, 2 October 1971, Oklahoma, USA. Pop singer Tiffany, based in Norwalk, California, had immediate success with the release of the US number 1 singles ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ (originally a Top 5 hit for Tommy James And The Shondells in 1967) and ‘Could’ve Been’. Both were included on the artist’s 1987 debut album, recor Read more

En Vogue - 58% match to Paula Abdul

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Vocal R&B group originally comprising Dawn Robinson (28 November 1968, Connecticut, USA), Terry Ellis (b. 5 September 1966, Texas, USA), Cindy Herron (b. 26 September 1965, San Francisco, California, USA) and Maxine Jones (b. 16 January 1966, Patterson, New Jersey, USA). They formed in Oakland, California, where they were auditioned by Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy. T Read more


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