An English singer-songwriter, performer, rapper, and fitness model is Fleur East. Her first brush with fame occurred in 2005 when her group, “Addictive Ladies,” competed in “The X Factor,” a singing program on television. With the record company “Strictly Rhythm,” she moved solo. In 2012, she took part in the eleventh season of “The X Factor” as a single performer once more and finished in second place. Despite finishing in second place, Fleur garnered a lot of attention as a rising international star and a fresh fashion icon. Fleur became the first X Factor contestant to top the charts on the “UK iTunes Store” chart thanks to her performance of “Uptown Funk” during the program. She participated in “The X Factor Live Tour” in 2015, and the same year, she worked with Syco Music to release her debut studio album, “Love, Sax, and Flashbacks.” Fleur made her US television debut in 2016 with her song “Sax,” which peaked at number three on the UK music charts. The newest album Fleur East is working on will reportedly be released separately by the end of 2018.
Early Youth & Life
On October 29, 1987, Fleur East was born in London, United Kingdom. Her mother, Irene Frimpong-Manso, is a Ghanaian, and her father, Malcolm East, is of English descent. Keshia, her twin sibling, works in the beauty industry. Fleur experienced severe financial hardship and racism as a child.
Holy Family Technology Institute and the Queen Mary University of London both graduated East. She graduated from college with degrees in writing and modern history. Since she was young, Fleur has had a passion for music and has performed at school functions.
Fleur East’s Career
Fleur East made her debut in the music industry in 2005 as a member of the group “Addictive Ladies” on “The X Factor.” After being eliminated from “The X Factor,” the band disbanded, but Fleur is still working toward her goal of becoming successful in the music industry.
From 2006 to 2011, Fleur experimented with a variety of musical endeavors while still pursuing her studies, including songwriting and performing for different shows. She encountered the drum-and-bass producer DJ Fresh in 2011, and he hired her as one of the vocalists for his program, “BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.”
Fleur joined DJ Fresh’s tour team in 2012 and appeared on T4 at the Beach Festival, V Festival, and iTunes Festival. She also made an appearance in DJ Fresh’s single “Turn it Up” from the album “Nextlevelism.” She joined forces with “Strictly Rhythm” that same year to issue her debut single.
She made an appearance in Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s “One in a Million” in 2013 and independently published her debut EP, “She,” for free online. She also worked as a waitress at the London nightclub Aura Mayfair and as a fitness model for W Athletic during this period.
She achieved success in the UK music industry in 2014 after finishing in second place on “The X Factor,” which was judged by Simon Cowell. She was the first contestant from the show to accomplish this accomplishment with her rendition of “Uptown Funk,” which topped the UK charts. Along with ultimate winner Ben Haenow and another talented singer Jay James, Cowell chose her for live performances.
She entered into a deal with Syco Music in 2015, and artists like The Invisible Men, Wayne Hector, TMS, and Jack Splash helped her record her debut album. She worked with “Lipsy London” to debut her first line of women’s clothing in the middle of 2015.
She worked with the American record company Columbia Records in 2016 to make her international music début.
She amicably terminated her contract with Syco Music in 2017, citing her desire to create music independently and free of the restrictions imposed by a reputable record company.
Fleur’s Bigger Productions
Her well-known single “More and More” was performed by her in 2015 at the prestigious “National Television Awards,” a well-known TV awards show in Britain. She helped co-found “N8 GYM,” a program for at-home exercise, with the goal of inspiring young people to lead healthful lives.
Recognition & Accomplishments
In the 11th season of “The X Factor,” a music competition on television, she finished second.
Her international debut song “Sax” has reached the top 10 of numerous music charts in Mexico, Australia, The Netherlands, and Costa Rica, making it a huge hit in these nations.
At the 2015 “The X Factor Live Tour,” Fleur’s cover of Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” topped all of the UK’s popularity charts.
Fleur’s Individual Existence
Despite being romantically involved with French fashion designer Marcel Badiane-Robin, Fleur East chooses to keep their relationship a secret.
Estimated Net Worth
With a net worth of $6 million, Fleur East is an English vocalist, songwriter, rapper, dancer, and fitness model. In October 1987, Fleur East was born in Walthamstow, London, England. She participated in The X Factor’s second season as a member of the girl ensemble Addictive Ladies.
A year after finishing in second place at the most well-known singing competition in the nation, Fleur East made an appearance in an episode of the 12th season of “The X Factor” in 2015 while singing her own tune.
Despite having an English paternal side, she frequently endured racist comments at school because of the hue of her skin.
Her biggest influence is Alicia Keys, and she has expressed a strong desire to appear with the legendary singer. She was raised in a seedy area where gang warfare, theft, drug use, and knife battles were common occurrences. She avoids conflict in any situation even now because of her early exposure to violence on multiple occasions.