In England, N-Dubz is the band everyone loves to hate—the musical equivalent of Jersey Shore. A trio comprising singer Tulisa and rappers Dappy and Fazer, N-Dubz combines 50 Cent’s media provocations with Black Eyed Peas’ silly hooks and even sillier outfits. Indeed, the London-based group is as famous for their tabloid exploits—drugs and assaulting fans—as they are for catchy hits like “I Need You.” So will N-Dubz blow up Stateside when Mercury drops their U.S. debut next year? If their deal involves a reality television show, definitely, maybe . . .
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