Whether you’ve heard of N-Dubz or not, in actual fact they were together for 11 years. But it took them nine years for their first UK Top 10 single, in 2009, called I Need You. (sure you do, luv, sure you do.) This announcement isn’t the momentous musical occasion the band would like us to believe. Ridiculously, N-Dubz haven’t been apart for any longer than it takes most artists to create their next album, let alone take a step back from the industry and pursue totally different careers.
Tulisa however has had an elevated UK status since splitting with the band in 2011. They will have been apart for two years by the time they’re reunited in 2013. This is becoming more and more farcical by the second. Tulisa was announced as a new judge for the British TV show The X-Factor in August 2011. She was given the Groups to mentor and for the first time ever, the girl group Little Mix, went on to win the show.
This was a classic piece of UK and worldwide publicity for Tulisa. Just as those PR wheels were starting to lose momentum in March 2012 along came her sex tape scandal, which was ‘somehow’ leaked onto the internet by her former boyfriend Justin Edwards. The PR gurus who mould and shape Tulisa’s career will be working their magic once more when N-Dubz return to the UK music scene for album number 4, in 2013. But do we really care? These are just extracts from the main article over on Stirring Trouble Internationally- (A humorous take on news and current affairs).
- X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos: I'm despised and loved by the public (thesun.co.uk)
- Rebecca Ferguson, Tulisa, Misha B and JLS nominated for 2012 MOBO Awards (examiner.com)
- Tulisa confirms N-Dubz reunion for 2013(standard.co.uk)