28 Facts About Fleur East


Fleur East was born on 29 October 1987 and is an English singer-songwriter, rapper and radio presenter on Hits Radio.


Fleur East competed on the second series of the televised singing competition The X Factor in 2005 as a member of the girl group Addictiv Ladies.


Fleur East became The X Factors first contestant to reach number one on the UK iTunes Store chart during the competition with her performance of "Uptown Funk".


Fleur East was born on 29 October 1987 to an English father and a Ghanaian mother.


Fleur East has family living in Yorkshire and she has a younger sister named Keshia, a make-up professional.


Fleur East attended Holy Family Technology College in Walthamstow and Queen Mary University of London, where she studied journalism and contemporary history.


Fleur East was in the girl group Addictiv Ladies, who were on series 2 of The X Factor in 2005, mentored by Simon Cowell, but were eliminated in week 1 after ending up in the bottom two with Chico Slimani.


Fleur East was introduced to drum-and-bass producer DJ Fresh through her manager in 2011, and Fresh subsequently hired her as a vocalist for a BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session of his.


Fleur East featured on "The One" by Horx and P3000.


Fleur East later said that by early 2014, she was "definitely depressed" and considered ending her music career, until her friends and relatives encouraged her to re-audition for The X Factor.


In June 2014, Fleur East auditioned for the eleventh series of The X Factor.


Fleur East sang John Legend's "Ordinary People" in her room audition, where she received three "yes" votes and progressed through to the arena auditions.


Fleur East sang Chris Brown's "Fine China" at the arena and progressed to the boot camp stage with four "yes" votes.


Fleur East made it past the six chair challenge and through to the judges' houses stage in the "Over 26s" category, mentored by Cowell , to whom she performed "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.


In January 2015, Fleur East announced that she had signed to Cowell's record label Syco Music.


Fleur East recorded her debut album with musicians including Wayne Hector, The Invisible Men, Jack Splash, and TMS.


Fleur East announced in July 2015 that she had been working on her first fashion collection with women's fashion brand Lipsy London.


Fleur East performed the single at the National Television Awards.


In 2016, Fleur East signed with Columbia Records to launch her international music career.


On 12 November 2018, Fleur East was announced as participating in that year's series of I'm a Celebrity.


Later that month, Fleur East announced via Instagram that she would be releasing her first single in four years, "Favourite Thing".


Fleur East performed the song live for the first time on television on This Morning.


In June 2019, Bauer Media announced that Fleur East would take over hosting the breakfast show on national radio station, Hits Radio alongside co-hosts James Barr and Greg Burns.


On 7 September 2019, Fleur East started hosting the Saturday Morning show 9am-12noon across the Hits Radio Network.


On 18 November 2019, Fleur East released her new single, "Size".


Fleur East released her new single "Lucky" on 31 January 2020 along with its official music video.


Fleur East describes her music as "urban-inspired with a few twists" and lists Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Sade, Emeli Sande, Jessie Ware, and Florence Welch among her inspirations.


Fleur East has been in a relationship with French celebrity fashion designer Marcel Badiane-Robin since 2010.