Tulisa as a part of N-Dubz has gained two platinum certified albums, five MOBO awards, four headlining tours, a Brit Award nomination, eight top twenty five singles, three silver certified singles, one gold certified album, a compilation album that successfully gained a silver certificate and two Urban Music Awards nominations.As a solo artist Tulisa has generated a debut Number One single that topped in Scotland and the UK charts, two consecutive top twenty singles, a top thirty five debut album and a debut single that has gained over twenty million views on You Tube. In 2011 Tulisa won the show in her debut year of being a judge with the "Groups" category with her winning act being Little Mix, who went on to become the most successful girl group in the X Factor's history.
But their fanbase is rooted in underground youth music, not Saturday night primetime TV.‘If you’re not an N-Dubz fan, you’re not going to be a Tulisa fan, so I expected abuse.
But I didn’t know it was going to be at that level.
The following year Tulisa again mentored budding stars with her mentoring Ella Henderson and Lucy Spraggan, both of these acts have gone on from The X Factor to have careers in singing.
As an actress, Tulisa has notably starred in the British horror films Demons Never Die and Big Fat Gypsy Gangster in 2011.
She’s had Cheryl’s shiny shoes to fill and a barrage of criticism to fend off, but new X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos from urban pop band N-Dubz has proved that she’s more than a match for her predecessors. Bring it on, she tells Hours after Tulisa Contostavlos was announced as the youngest-ever judge on The X Factor, she deleted her Twitter account from her phone. I felt like at least 50 per cent of the nation hated me.’Part of it, she thinks, is because Twitter’s X Factor zealots just didn’t know who she was.