X Factor beckoned next to Tulisa and she joined the show as a judge in 2011, mentoring the winning group, Little Mix.
Tulisa’s private life has often hit the headlines, from her relationship with bandmate Fazer that lasted from 2010 until 2012, to the sex tape that showed her performing a sex act on ex boyfriend Justin Edwards.
Her father, Steve Contostavlos, was a member of Mungo Jerry, known for their 1970 hit 'In the Summertime.' Anne suffered with schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder and when Tulisa was five years old, she was sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
The band changed their name briefly to NW1 (the postcode area that they were brought up in.
In 2005, they made their first music video, for 'Everyday of My Life', which was shown on Channel U.
Tulisa Contostavlos: Childhood Tulisa was born in the Camden area of North London.
Her mother, Anne Byrne was a member of the 1980s band Jeep, along with her three sisters.
She received support from her uncle, Byron Contostavlos (N-Dubz's former manager) and with his help, she enrolled at Haverstock Secondary School and later attended Quintin Kynaston but did not sit her GCSE examinations.
Tulisa Contostavlos: Career Tulisa's cousin Dappy had already started rapping with his friend Fazer, when they decided that they wanted a female vocal in the group.“It is clear the defendant was very keen to break into films and she and her manager swallowed the story completely,” said prosecutor Timothy Cray.Contostavlos is accused of helping supply 0.5oz cocaine to the reporter at the Dorchester Hotel for £860 last May – allegations that she denies.Tulisa Contostavlos (born Tula Paulinea Contostavlos, 13.7.1988)Tulisa is a British pop / hip-hop singer and songwriter, best known as a member of N-Dubz.In 2011, she also became a judge on the high-profile TV talent show X Factor in which she mentored the girl group Little Mix to victory., masquerading as a producer, that she would be “more suitable” for his film than Keira Knightley and Kate Winslet, Southwark Crown Court heard today.