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Why I've Been A Paula Abdul Fan For 25 Years

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That is the question I'm asked whenever people find out that I've been a Paula Abdul fan for over 25 years. It's a valid question. 25 years is a long time. Out of the thousands of celebrities to grace planet earth, why Paula Abdul?


To begin, I never imagined that I’d be a fan of anyone for 25+ years let alone a fan of Paula Abdul. It started with a series of small events that gradually occurred over time and eventually led to my admiration of her work. I think Paula is genuine, funky, and cool. Her brand of entertainment has always been family oriented and she's a great role model no matter who you are, no matter the age. You don't have to look very hard to see that she has a big heart.

Paula Abdul first stepped onto the music scene way back in 1988. Yours truly must have been around 10 years old at the time. Back then I was a dorky little kid who liked playing Legos and listening to Weird Al and of course, oldies on the radio (song’s from the 60’s and 70’s at the …

5 Ways Paula Abdul Could Have Extended Her Music Career

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After releasing the single “Ain't Never Gonna Give You Up” in 1996, Paula Abdul changed her focus to a career in television. She returned to the pop scene in 2008’s “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow” with American Idol Judge Randy Jackson followed by the 2009 single, “I’m Just Here For The Music.”

Paula has reported that she’s been working on a new album of material since 1997 when she was signed to Mercury Records. In 1998, The Island/Def Jam Music Group acquired Mercury Records and dropped several artists from their roster including Paula before she completed her album. Eighteen years later, Paula isn't signed to a label, and a new album still hasn't materialized.


I've been a fan of Paula Abdul's for many years now.  Often, I can't help but think about what "could-have-been" when it comes to the future of her music career.  As you already know, Paula had 2 mega-successful albums "Forever Your Girl" and "Spellbound" with a platinum …

Paula-Abdul.net Has Relaunched!

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Dear Fans and Friends,

I am pleased to announce the launch of the brand new, redesigned Paula-Abdul.net.  This launch culminates my vision of a building a comprehensive Paula Abdul web site that was built by the fans, for the fans.

Paula-Abdul.net continues to this day and, for the last 17 years, to be the largest Paula Abdul web site on the Internet.

I started building my Paula Abdul web site in 1997 because I didn’t like having to visit multiple web sites to get current information on Paula’s various projects. Based on a bet from my brother that I would never learn HTML, I picked up a book and used my love of Paula Abdul’s music as my inspiration for learning how to build a web site. I figured if I could indirectly help create more interest in Paula Abdul and her music, and thereby help sell more records, she may be able to release more music which I enjoy.

Flash forward two years and in the fall of 1999 I received a call from Keith Lewis (Music Producer on “Cardio Dance” and Pa…

Kylie Minogue Kiss Me Once Album Review

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Kiss Me Once is the 12th studio album by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. It was released March 18 2014, and is her first studio album release since Aphrodite (2010), and first album under the management of Jay Z's Roc Nation.

The first song and first single "Into the Blue" was written by Kelly Sheehan, Mike Del Rio and Jacob Kasher. The song incorporates instrumentation from strings, guitars and synthesizers; as well as being generalized as part of the electronic dance music genre.

If you know anything about my critiques of music, you’ll know that I believe the first single released is the most important release of an album so it’s very important for the record label to get the first single right.  As with most of Kylie’s singles – the label once again picked the wrong song to use as the first single for the album.
Parlophone had it right with “Spinning Around” as the first single from the “Light Years” album and “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” from her “Fever”…

K25 Year In Review - Celebration of Kylie Minogue's 25 Years In The Music Business

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In 2012, Kylie Minogue began a ground-breaking year-long celebration for her 25 years in the music industry, known as "K25".

Each month throughout the year Kylie released mini “gifts” to her fans through her web site as a way of thanking them for their support. Each month fans would go to Twitter and “tweet” a phrase to “unlock” a gift on Kylie’s web site.

To kick-start celebrations for her 25th year in music, on January 25th Kylie released a specially recorded acoustic version of ‘Finer Feelings’ (Recorded at Abbey Road) to her fans via Kylie.com.



Jan 25th 2012 - Kylie.com re-design launches.

In February, fans unlock a video of Kylie performing ‘On A Night Like This’ (Recorded at Abbey Road)



Feb 9th – It is announced that Kylie will be a performer at the Sydney Mardi Gras in Australia.

In March, fans unlock a video of Kylie singing ‘I Don’t Need Anyone’ (Anti Tour rehearsal footage)



March 5th – Tickets for the AU Anti-Tour shows go on sale. “Anti Tour” is a small intimate concer…

Enigma 8 Music Wishlist - How I Would Fix Enigma

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You may be wondering... "What Is Enigma?"
Enigma is a musical project founded in Germany by Michael Cretu, David Fairstein and Frank Peterson in 1990. Cretu is both the composer and the producer of the project. His former wife Sandra often provided vocals on Enigma tracks. Jens Gad co-arranged and played guitar on three of the Enigma albums. Peter Cornelius also contributed to Enigma during the 1990s.

In December 1990, after eight months of preparation, Cretu released Enigma's debut album, "MCMXC a.D.", which received over 60 platinum-level sales awards worldwide,
and topped the charts in 41 countries, becoming the most successful Virgin records act of those times. Although from the late 1970s onward, Michael Cretu already had his own music career on his hands and apart from some collaboration efforts with several other musicians, the album was Cretu's first commercial success through the single "Sadeness (Part I)," which juxtaposed Gregorian chants…