21 Facts About Tulisa


Tula Paulinea "Tulisa" Contostavlos is an English singer, television personality, and actress.


From 2011 to 2012, Tulisa was a judge on the television singing competition The X Factor UK.


In 2012, Tulisa released her debut studio album, The Female Boss.


Tulisa's Irish mother, Anne Byrne, was born in Churchtown, Dublin.


When Tulisa was five, her mother, who has bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder, was sectioned under the Mental Health Act.


Dappy and Fazer, who had already started rapping together, decided they wanted a female voice in the group, which was called the Lickle Rinsers Crew at the time, and so invited Tulisa to be part of the group.


In 2011, Tulisa replaced Cheryl Cole as a judge for the eighth series of The X Factor.


Tulisa mentored the Groups category, which included 4-piece girlband Little Mix.


Tulisa did not join the tenth series of the show in 2013 and was replaced by original judge, Sharon Osbourne.


Tulisa appeared on the first night of the final temporarily filling in for Mel B who was ill.


Tulisa was granted an injunction that legally blocks the distribution of the tape.


Tulisa released her solo album, The Female Boss, on 3 December 2012, for which she began working on earlier that year.


Around this time, Tulisa released an autobiography titled Honest: My Story So Far.


In January 2013, Tulisa stated that the album campaign had finished and that no further singles would be released.


However, the producer of the track, Lazy Jay, did not want Tulisa to have the song and gave it to will.


Tulisa began working on a second album in 2013, and continued to record throughout 2014 The single, "Living Without You", was initially planned for release in December 2014, but was eventually released in January the next year.


In 2016, Tulisa signed with an agent in an attempt to begin a career as a film actress, and as of 2018 she is committed to star as Sista C in the upcoming feature film Diva.


In May 2022, it was announced that Tulisa would be reuniting with her N-Dubz band-mates with new music and a tour.


On 4 June 2013, Tulisa was arrested by police on suspicion of supplying class A drugs and bailed to a date in July 2013.


Tulisa was granted unconditional bail and then appeared at Southwark Crown Court on 9 January 2014.


In Moore's opinion, "Tulisa has been branded by the media as a chav and therefore almost anything can be said about her".