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Fleur East is an English singer-songwriter, dancer, rapper, and fitness model

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BirthdayOctober 29, 1987
NationalityBritish
FamousBlack Singers, Fashion, Models, Lyricists & Songwriters, Rhythm & Blues Singers, Hip Hop Singers, Pop Singers, Black Women, Singer-songwriter
City/StateLondon
Birth PlaceWalthamstow, London
GenderFemale
FatherMalcom East
MotherIrene Frimpong-Manso
Sun SignScorpio
Born inWalthamstow, London
Famous asSinger-songwriter

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Who is Fleur East?

Fleur East is an English singer-songwriter, dancer, rapper, and fitness model. Her first tryst with fame came through in 2005, when her group ‘Addictiv Ladies’ participated in the television singing competition ‘The X Factor.’ She went solo with the record label ‘Strictly Rhythm.’ She again participated in the eleventh edition of ‘The X Factor’ in 2012 as a solo artist and claimed the runner-up title. Despite being the runner-up, Fleur attracted huge attention as an upcoming international star as well as a new style icon. Fleur’s performance to ‘Uptown Funk’ in the show made her the first X Factor contestant to top the charts on the ‘UK iTunes Store’ chart. In 2015, she was part of the ‘The X Factor Live Tour’ and in the same year, she collaborated with Syco Music to launch her first full-length album ‘Love, Sax and Flashbacks.’ In 2016, Fleur debuted on the US television space with her single ‘Sax,’ which at number three on the UK musical charts. Fleur East is currently working on her latest album, which she apparently plans to release independently by late 2018.

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Childhood & Early Life

Fleur East was born on October 29, 1987, in London, UK. Her father, Malcom East, is of Englis ancestry, and her mother, Irene Frimpong-Manso, is a Ghanian. Her twin sister, Keshia, is a make-up professional. Fleur grew up amidst acute financial problems and racism.

East is an alumni of Holy Family Technology College and Queen Mary University of London. She holds a university degree in journalism and contemporary history.

Fleur had an inclination towards music right from her childhood and performed at school events.

Career

In 2005, Fleur East forayed into the world of music as part of the band ‘Addictiv Ladies’ in ‘The X Factor.’ The band dissolved after their elimination from ‘The X Factor’ but Fleur continue to pursue her dream to make it big in the music world.

From 2006 through 2011, Fleur dabbled at various aspects of music such as song writing and performing for various shows while continuing her studies.

In 2011, she met DJ Fresh, a drum-and-bass producer, who employed her as one of the vocalists for his show ‘BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.’

In 2012, Fleur became a part of DJ Fresh’s tour crew, and performed on T4 at the V Festival, iTunes Festival, and Beach Festival. She also appeared in ‘Turn it Up,’ a single by DJ Fresh from his album ‘Nextlevelism.’ The same year, she signed up with ‘Strictly Rhythm’ to release her first single.

In 2013, she appeared in ‘One in a Million’ by Drumsound & Bassline Smith and self-released her first EP titled ‘She’ on the internet for free download. During this time, she also worked as a waitress at Aura Mayfair, a London nightclub, and worked as a fitness model with W Athletic.

In 2014, she made it big in the UK music space by claiming the runner-up title on ‘The X Factor,’ under the mentorship of Simon Cowell. Her performance of ‘Uptown Funk’ topped the UK charts making her the first participant from the show to achieve this feat. Cowell picked her for live performances alongside the eventual winner, Ben Haenow, and another talented singer Jay James.

In 2015, she signed a contract with Syco Music and recorded her debut album with the likes of The Invisible Men, Wayne Hector, TMS, and Jack Splash. In mid-2015, she collaborated with ‘Lipsy London’ to launch her first collection of women’s fashion clothing line.

In 2016, she collaborated with the American record label Columbia Records, and made her debut in the world of music outside the UK.

In 2017, she amicably ended her contract with Syco Music saying that she wanted to make music independently free from the contractual boundaries of a renowned music label.

Major Works

In 2015, she performed her popular single ‘More and More’ at the prestigious ‘National Television Awards,’ the popular TV awards ceremony in Britain.

She co-founded ‘N8 GYM,’ a regime for home workout with an intention to encourage youth towards a healthy lifestyle through guided workouts.

Awards & Achievements

She was the runner-up in the 11th season of the television singing competition, ‘The X Factor.’

Her international debut single ‘Sax’ is a huge hit in Mexico, Australia, The Netherlands, and Costa Rica, by making it to the top10 in various music rankings across these countries.

Fleur’s rendition of "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson at the 2015 ‘The X Factor Live Tour’ topped all the popularity charts in the UK.

Personal Life

Fleur East is dating a French fashion designer Marcel Badiane-Robin, but she prefers keeping her relationship private.

Trivia

In 2015, Fleur East appeared in an episode the 12th edition of ‘The X Factor’ performing to her own song, a year after she won the runner-up title at the most popular singing competition in the country.

Though she is English from paternal side, she was often a victim of racist remarks during her school days owing to her skin color.

Alicia Keys is her biggest inspiration, and she has expressed a keen interest to perform alongside the singing legend.

She grew up in a shady neighborhood where drug abuse, burglary, knife fights, and gang wars were daily business. Due to several violence experiences during her childhood, she avoids confrontation on any matter even today.

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Fleur East biography timelines

  • // 29th Oct 1987
    Fleur East was born on October 29, 1987, in London, UK. Her father, Malcom East, is of Englis ancestry, and her mother, Irene Frimpong-Manso, is a Ghanian. Her twin sister, Keshia, is a make-up professional. Fleur grew up amidst acute financial problems and racism.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, Fleur East forayed into the world of music as part of the band ‘Addictiv Ladies’ in ‘The X Factor.’ The band dissolved after their elimination from ‘The X Factor’ but Fleur continue to pursue her dream to make it big in the music world.
  • // 2006 To 2011
    From 2006 through 2011, Fleur dabbled at various aspects of music such as song writing and performing for various shows while continuing her studies.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, she met DJ Fresh, a drum-and-bass producer, who employed her as one of the vocalists for his show ‘BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.’
  • // 2012
    In 2012, Fleur became a part of DJ Fresh’s tour crew, and performed on T4 at the V Festival, iTunes Festival, and Beach Festival. She also appeared in ‘Turn it Up,’ a single by DJ Fresh from his album ‘Nextlevelism.’ The same year, she signed up with ‘Strictly Rhythm’ to release her first single.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, she appeared in ‘One in a Million’ by Drumsound & Bassline Smith and self-released her first EP titled ‘She’ on the internet for free download. During this time, she also worked as a waitress at Aura Mayfair, a London nightclub, and worked as a fitness model with W Athletic.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, she made it big in the UK music space by claiming the runner-up title on ‘The X Factor,’ under the mentorship of Simon Cowell. Her performance of ‘Uptown Funk’ topped the UK charts making her the first participant from the show to achieve this feat. Cowell picked her for live performances alongside the eventual winner, Ben Haenow, and another talented singer Jay James.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, she signed a contract with Syco Music and recorded her debut album with the likes of The Invisible Men, Wayne Hector, TMS, and Jack Splash. In mid-2015, she collaborated with ‘Lipsy London’ to launch her first collection of women’s fashion clothing line.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, she performed her popular single ‘More and More’ at the prestigious ‘National Television Awards,’ the popular TV awards ceremony in Britain.
  • // 2015
    Fleur’s rendition of "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson at the 2015 ‘The X Factor Live Tour’ topped all the popularity charts in the UK.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, Fleur East appeared in an episode the 12th edition of ‘The X Factor’ performing to her own song, a year after she won the runner-up title at the most popular singing competition in the country.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, she collaborated with the American record label Columbia Records, and made her debut in the world of music outside the UK.
  • // 2017
    In 2017, she amicably ended her contract with Syco Music saying that she wanted to make music independently free from the contractual boundaries of a renowned music label.

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Fleur East's FAQ

  • What is Fleur East birthday?

    Fleur East was born at 1987-10-29

  • Where is Fleur East's birth place?

    Fleur East was born in Walthamstow, London

  • What is Fleur East nationalities?

    Fleur East's nationalities is British

  • Who is Fleur East's father?

    Fleur East's father is Malcom East

  • Who is Fleur East's mother?

    Fleur East's mother is Irene Frimpong-Manso

  • What is Fleur East's sun sign?

    Fleur East is Scorpio

  • How famous is Fleur East?

    Fleur East is famouse as Singer-songwriter