X Factor 2012: Tulisa's album struggles in the charts (but she'll still beat Alexandra Burke)

Tulisa (X Factor 2012)

X Factor judge Tulisa released her debut solo album this week, but it's not doing all that well in the charts.

The record is set to debut just inside the top 20 - if sales hold up - come Sunday's official announcement.

Midweek data puts the album at number 17, selling just over 7,300 copies so far this week.

Looks like those signings at Tescos helped a bit

The position is some way below that of Little Mix, who Tulisa mentored on the show last year.

The girls' debut effort reached number three in the charts last week, sell over 50,000 copies.

But it's not all bad news for Tulisa, she's at least beating former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke who flopped with her latest album earlier this year.

Alex's second album Heartbreak On Hold sold only 6,700 copies in its first week - less than Tulisa's total in her first two days on sell.

Meanwhile Tulisa's new single is looking set to chart in the Top 20 as well, following a performance of the track on The X Factor at the weekend.

Despite nerves, Tulisa actually gave an okay vocal performance, however the dull ballad certainly won't have us reaching for the download button.

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