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Tula Paulinea "Tulisa" Contostavlos (born 13 July 1988) is an English singer-songwriter and actress. Her father is Greek; her mother is Irish. She is best known for being a member of the Camden-based hip hop group N-Dubz. She is in the band with her cousin Dappy and their friend Fazer. Contostavlos was a judge on the eighth series of The X Factor. She mentored the "Groups" category. They included Little Mix, the only group to win the competition.
As a recording artist, Contostavlos has recorded three studio albums with N-Dubz, Uncle B (2008), Against All Odds (2009) and Love.Live.Life (2010). In 2011, she started work on a solo album. In 2012 it was released. The Female Boss got a lot of bad reviews. Three singles were released from the album. The first single, "Young", entered the UK Singles Chart at No.1.