Tulisa Contostavlos

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: British

Born: July 13, 1988 (27)

Tulisa Contostavlos first entered the public sphere as a member of N-Dubz in 2007. The group (Tulisa, her cousin Dappy and friend Fazer) all hail from Camden in North London, and their music reflected their tough, poverty-stricken childhoods. The group clocked up 10 UK Top 40 singles and two Top 10 albums, but split in late 2011.

Contostavlos was part of the new X Factor judging panel in 2011 and 2012, and mentored Little Mix to victory - making them the first group to take the X Factor title in the history of the UK show.

In March 2012, a sex tape featuring Contostavlos and an unseen man spread across the internet. After initial attempts to legally block the tape failed, the singer released a video confirming the tape as real and identifying the mystery gentleman as ex-boyfriend Justin Edwards. In July 2012, she settled a court case with Edwards relating to the tape.

Contostavlos released her debut solo album The Female Boss in December 2012. The record made the UK Top 40 and was supported by three singles, including the chart-topping 'Young'. In May 2013, she confirmed that she was leaving The X Factor.
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