Dappy confirms N-Dubz are planning to split

Singer reveals band will be "finished" soon and he wants to focus on solo career

N-Dubz member Dappy has confirmed that the band will split up in the next two years.

The singer/rapper, who will release his debut solo single ‘No Regrets’ on September 19, has revealed that the trio have decided to release a greatest hits compilation and will then disband so they can focus on their solo careers.

With his bandmate and cousin Tulisa Contostavlos currently starring as a judge on the latest series of The X Factor and with Dappy considering releasing a solo album, he told The Mirror that the band would most likely be “finished” within the next 18 months to two years.

He said:

The band is definitely going to quiet down for the next year-and-a-half to two years. We may release some stuff every six months but it will definitely be quieter. Then, at the end of that period, we will do a ‘Greatest Hits’ or ‘Best of N-Dubz’. Then that’ll be it: finished.

Dappy also revealed his plans for his solo career, claiming he would release a solo album when “the buzz is ready”, and that he wants to collaborate with Rihanna.

He claimed:

It would be a dream for me to get a couple of Number Ones. Then after that, when I feel I’ve done big enough for my singles, I’ll feel that the buzz is big enough to release an album. You don’t ever release an album when a label says you should release it. I release it when I feel the buzz is ready. On my album I’m trying to get Rihanna. She knows what I’m doing and she’s heard it.

N-Dubz member Fazer has also recently spoken of working on a solo album and has claimed to be working with Katy Perry, Rihanna and Tinie Tempah on the record.

Last month, N-Dubz left their American label Def Jam, with Dappy accusing them of trying to turn the band into “silly pop tarts”.