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.
She also played Shaniqua in the straight-to-DVD British comedy, Big Fat Gypsy Gangster, On , Tulisa was confirmed to replace Cheryl Cole as a judge for the eighth series of The X Factor, alongside original panelist Louis Walsh, and new judges Gary Barlow replacing Simon Cowell and Kelly Rowland replacing Dannii Minogue.
Tulisa mentored the Groups category and mentored 2 Shoes, Nu Vibe, The Risk, and Little Mix during the live shows.
In a recent interview, the 26-year-old TV persona revealed that her X Factor colleagues stood by her side through the difficult times.
", saying they want to put "everything out there", and Fazer also adding "It's going to surprise you! After much speculation, it was confirmed that US label Def Jam signed the group. It peaked at 10 in both the UK and Scotland and became a top 40 hit in Ireland.The tour was originally planned for 16 dates but due to high demand, five extra dates were added. Multiple news sources reported that it was due to suspected swine flu.The tour was supported by Stevie Hoang and Tinchy Stryder with whom N-Dubz collaborated with on his No. The lead single from the group's second album titled "I Need You" was released on 9 November 2009 and charted at No. The album Against All Odds, was released on 16 November 2009, and charted at No. The album went platinum within approximately 2 months of release. The music video for the third single taken from the album, "Say It's Over", was released on 5 March 2010 on Channel AKA. 27 on album downloads alone before the single was released.As an actress, Tulisa has starred in the British horror film Demons Never Die and the comedy film Big Fat Gypsy Gangster in 2011.
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.They started performing together as a group around Camden from young ages.