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Paula Cole

Paula Cole (born April 5, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter. Her single "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?" reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1997, and the following year she won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Her song "I Don't Want To Wait" was used as the theme song to the 1990s television show Dawson's Creek.

Cole was raised in Rockport, Massachusetts; her mother was an elementary school art teacher, and her father was a professor of biology and ecology at Salem State College and a polka musician. She attended Rockport High School, where she was president of her senior class and performed in school theatrical productions such as South Pacific. Cole then attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she studied jazz singing and improvisation. She was offered a record deal by a jazz label, but decided to turn it down.

Paula has a little daughter called Sky.
For the creation and the recording of her third album, Amen, Paula formed a band called Paula Cole Band.
Paula produced her entire album This Fire in 1996.
Paula was honoured to sing a duet with Melissa Etheridge on VH1.
Paula Cole toured along with Lillith Fair. Those live performances gave her positive criticism.
Paula Cole was the first woman ever to be nominated for the Producer of the Year Grammy Award (in 1998). However, she didn't win.
In 1998, Paula Cole won the Best New Artist Award in the Grammy Awards ceremony.
Paula's albums: Harbinger (1994); This Fire (1996), Amen (1999).
Paula has perfomed in 2002 in the Stormy Weather Benefit Concert for Walden Woods.
Paula's big breakthrough was on Peter Grabiel's world tour in 1993, where she replaced Sinead O'Connor.
Paula studied Jazz vocals and improvisation in the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Paula learned playing Piano and Clarinet when she was pretty young.
Paula's mother was a visual artist, and her father was an entomologist, who was also playing bass in a polka band.
Paula sang the Dawson's Creek theme song, I Don't Want to Wait, in 1998.

 

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