Tula Paulinea Contostavlos (born 13 July 1988), known professionally as Tulisa, is an English singer-songwriter, actress, dancer and television personality. Tulisa rose to fame as a part of the hip hop group N-Dubz with her cousin Dappy and friend Fazer, which became successful in the 2000s and early 2010s. As part of the group she has gained two platinum-certified albums, two gold-certified albums, five MOBO awards, four headlining tours, a Brit Award nomination, thirteen top 40 singles, six silver-certified singles and three Urban Music Awards.
In 2011 and 2012, Tulisa was a judge on The X Factor UK, she led the Groups category in 2011, her winning act being Little Mix, who went on to become the most successful girl group in the X Factors history. In 2012, Tulisas success continued with the release of her debut single Young, which debuted and peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart. Live It Up and Sight of You were also hits reaching the top twenty in the UK. In November 2012 released her debut album The Female Boss, which peaked at number 35 on the UK Albums Chart. As an actress, Tulisa has starred in the British horror film Demons Never Die and the comedy film Big Fat Gypsy Gangster in 2011.