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Tulisa Contostavlos

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: British

Born: July 13, 1988 (26)

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.
Singer mistakenly referred to as 'Tula Contostavlos' at a Crown Court plea hearing today. Tulisa returns to court over drugs charge Saturdays singer's friends also dress as Disney characters for her birthday party. Rochelle brings Disney magic to birthday Singer is accused of charging at a fashion blogger in a "drunken and angry state". Tulisa back in court over assault charges N-Dubz star supports bandmate as Channel 5 show comes to an end. Tulisa prays for Dappy at CBB final Britney Spears, Sandra Bullock, more in today's celebrity pictures. Lee Ryan, Tulisa: Celebrity Pictures Former X Factor judge will answer allegations of brokering a drug deal this summer. Tulisa Contostavlos drugs trial date set Today's celebrity pictures. Celebrity Pictures: Beyoncé, 1D, Tulisa The singer has been bailed unconditionally until January 9, 2014. Tulisa Contostavlos pleads not guilty The singer's lawyers confirm that she will plead not guilty to the charge. Tulisa, The Sun clash after drugs charge Tulisa is charged with "being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs". Tulisa charged with Class A drugs offence The rapper is reportedly set to sign a £100,000 deal to star in Channel 5 show. Dappy to enter Celebrity Big Brother? The singer reaches a court settlement with news website TNT in London. Tulisa accepts £42.5k porn tape damages The singer says she is "proud" of her former X Factor group. Tulisa reunites with Little Mix at G-A-Y The former X Factor judge dismisses talk of her appearing in the jungle net month. Tulisa denies 'I'm a Celebrity' rumours Wagner. Louis Walsh. Pineapples. Why we love The X Factor Live Shows. 15 reasons 'X Factor' Live Shows rule X Factor star says people are "too quick to judge" Tulisa over her drugs scandal. Collins: 'Tulisa will come back fighting' The leader of the English Defence League films a promo video outside her house. Tulisa 'targeted by EDL leader' The Take That singer says he feels more relaxed returning to this year's panel. Gary Barlow: 'X Factor 2012 was dark' Two men were acting suspiciously outside the singer's £6 million home. Tulisa 'calls 999 over kidnap fears' X Factor judge initially planned to release her first book this autumn. Tulisa debut novel pushed back TOWIE star slams showbiz rival as she strips off for FHM. Lucy Mecklenburgh: 'Tulisa is a bitch' The Take That star says he was "relieved" when Sharon Osbourne replaced her. 'X Factor' Gary "glad" Tulisa was axed Jonathan Shalit says Tulisa "genuinely thought her life was over". Tulisa agent worried she'd commit suicide Former X Factor judge claims to have lost weight from her nose. Tulisa denies plastic surgery claims Beyoncé, Jessie J and more make Digital Spy's V Festival fashion round-up. V Festival style: Best & worst dressed The rapper said he isn't frustrated with his bandmates' recent arrests. Fazer: 'N-Dubz reunion depends on me' Downton Abbey stars, Abbey Clancy and Tulisa Contostavlos are seen out and about. 'Downton' stars, more: Celebrity photos The evicted housemate will detail his life story so far in the upcoming book. Big Brother Daley 'signs book deal' Zooey Deschanel and Minka Kelly also feature in today's celebrity pictures. MKS, Tulisa: Today's celebrity pictures From Lady Gaga to Justin Bieber - stars who have their every need attended to. 11 over-pampered stars in pictures Former X Factor judge was originally meant to surrender herself today (July 29). Tulisa to answer drugs bail in October The book centres around a South London schoolgirl destined for stardom. Tulisa to release debut novel 'Sky' The actress was punched by a woman outside London's DSTRKT club. Chelsee Healey attacked outside club The 2012 wildcard is among the returning contestants in series 10. X Factor: Amy Mottram back at auditions Friends stage a fight as Tulisa explains they were "intensely cussing the f**k out of sum1". Tulisa mocks Chelsee Healey fight reports The singer reveals that Tulisa is a fan of her new single 'Lighthouse'. Lucy Spraggan: 'Tulisa is proud' Ke$ha, Rihanna, Kristen Wiig, more in today's celebrity pictures. Ke$ha, Rihanna, more: Today's Pictures Daley's brother said before the star's ejection for "aggressive behaviour" that he "wouldn't get physical". BB Daley 'a little softie', says brother Rihanna, Prince William, X Factor stars, more in today's celebrity pictures. Rihanna, more: Today's Pictures Tulisa Contostavlos meanwhile continues celebrating her 25th birthday in Ibiza. Rizzle Kicks wear 'Free Tulisa' T-shirt