The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the other Homeric epic; the Odyssey is fundamental to the modern Western canon. Scholars believe the Odyssey was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia; the poem focuses on the Greek hero Odysseus, king of Ithaca, his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed Odysseus has died, his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres or Proci, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage; the Odyssey continues to be read in the Homeric Greek and translated into modern languages around the world. Many scholars believe the original poem was composed in an oral tradition by an aoidos a rhapsode, was more intended to be heard than read; the details of the ancient oral performance and the story's conversion to a written work inspire continual debate among scholars.
The Odyssey was written in a poetic dialect of Greek—a literary amalgam of Aeolic Greek, Ionic Greek, other Ancient Greek dialects—and comprises 12,110 lines of dactylic hexameter. Among the most noteworthy elements of the text are its non-linear plot, the influence on events of choices made by women and slaves, besides the actions of fighting men. In the English language as well as many others, the word odyssey has come to refer to an epic voyage; the Odyssey has a lost sequel, the Telegony, not written by Homer. It was attributed in antiquity to Cinaethon of Sparta. In one source, the Telegony was said to have been stolen from Musaeus of Athens by either Eugamon or Eugammon of Cyrene; the Odyssey begins after the end of the ten-year Trojan War, Odysseus has still not returned home from the war because he angered the god Poseidon. Odysseus' son Telemachus is about 20 years old and is sharing his absent father's house on the island of Ithaca with his mother Penelope and a crowd of 108 boisterous young men, "the Suitors", whose aim is to persuade Penelope to marry one of them, all the while reveling in Odysseus' palace and eating up his wealth.
Odysseus' protectress, the goddess Athena, requests to Zeus, king of the gods, to allow Odysseus to return home when Odysseus' enemy, the god of the sea Poseidon, is absent from Mount Olympus to accept a sacrifice in Ethiopia. Disguised as a Taphian chieftain named Mentes, she visits Telemachus to urge him to search for news of his father, he offers her hospitality. Penelope objects to Phemius' theme, the "Return from Troy", because it reminds her of her missing husband, but Telemachus rebuts her objections, asserting his role as head of the household; that night Athena, disguised as Telemachus, finds a crew for the true prince. The next morning, Telemachus calls an assembly of citizens of Ithaca to discuss what should be done with the suitors. Telemachus is scoffed by the insolent suitors by their leaders Antinous and Leiocritus. Accompanied by Athena, he departs for the Greek mainland and the household of Nestor, most venerable of the Greek warriors at Troy, who resided in Pylos after the war.
From there, Telemachus rides overland, accompanied by Nestor's son Peisistratus, to Sparta, where he finds Menelaus and Helen, who are now reconciled. While Helen laments the fit of lust brought on by Aphrodite that sent her to Troy with Paris, Menelaus recounts how she betrayed the Greeks by attempting to imitate the voices of the soldiers' wives while they were inside the Trojan Horse. Telemachus hears from Helen, the first to recognize him, that she pities him because Odysseus was not there for him in his childhood because he went to Troy to fight for her and about his exploit of stealing the Palladium, or the Luck of Troy, where she was the only one to recognize him. Menelaus, meanwhile praises Odysseus as an irreproachable comrade and friend, lamenting the fact that they were not only unable to return together from Troy but that Odysseus is yet to return. Both Helen and Menelaus say that they returned to Sparta after a long voyage by way of Egypt. There, on the island of Pharos, Menelaus encountered the old sea-god Proteus, who told him that Odysseus was a captive of the nymph Calypso.
Incidentally, Telemachus learns the fate of Menelaus' brother Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and leader of the Greeks at Troy: he was murdered on his return home by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. The story shifts to the suitors, who have only just now realized that Telemachus is gone. Angry, they kill him as he sails back home. Penelope overhears their plot and worries for her son's safety; the second part recounts the story of Odysseus. In the course of his seven years in captivity of Calypso on the island of Ogygia, she has fallen in love with him though he has spurned her offer of immortality as her husband and still mourns for home, she is ordered to release him by the messenger god Hermes, sent by Zeus in response to Athena's plea. Odysseus builds a raft and is given clothing and drink by Calypso; when Poseidon learns that Odysseus has escaped, he wrecks the raft but, helped by a veil given by the sea nymph Ino, Odysseus swims asho
Roy Davis Jr.
Roy Davis Jr. is an American electronic musician from Chicago, specialising in house music. Davis grew up in Chicago and was turned on to house music at an early age by the likes of Lil' Louis, DJ Pierre, Farley Keith and Marshall Jefferson. Davis began his own production company named Phuture in the late 1980s and went on to become an A&R scout for record label Strictly Rhythm in NYC whilst running his Chicago founded record label Undaground Therapy Muzik. A few years Roy Davis and singer-songwriter Peven Everett wrote and produced the single "Gabriel", released on Large Records and licensed and released on XL Recordings in 1996; the track garnered international airplay, was played in nightclubs around the world. It peaked at #22 in the UK Singles Chart in November 1997; the single sold over 200,000 copies and has appeared on numerous of compilation albums including Desert Island Mix from Gilles Peterson. In 2004, Davis' track "About Love" reached #70 in the UK Singles Chart, adding to the list of previous chart success with records such as "Who Dares to Believe in Me" under alias The Believers and "All I Do" released on Omar-S artist-run label FXHE.
Roy Davis Jr. has been known for his work for Thomas Bangalter's label Roulé which operated out of Paris in the early'90s and his production work for artists such as Eric Benet, Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle, Christina Milian and Morcheeba. In 2011, he produced a record with J. Noize and Kaye Fox called "Enjoy the Ride". In April 2016, Davis announced that he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, was to cancel some planned shows but planned to return to performing live and producing music as his health would allow him; the Secret Mission Traxx from the Nile Chicago Forever Water for Thirsty Children God Life Music Destroy & Rebuild Midnight Passion / Looking for Excitement Soul Electra "Rock Shock" "I Got the Music" "Galactic Disco" "Gabriel" - UK #22 "About Love" - UK #70 Roy Davis Jr. at Ubiquity Records
Zki & Dobre are a DJ and music production duo from Haarlem, consisting of René ter Horst and Gaston Steenkist. Their stage names include "Chocolate Puma", "The Good Men", "The Goodmen". Zki & Dobre have produced dance music under various group names since the early 1990s, their most notable productions are "Give It Up" credited to The Good Men and "Who Do You Love Now?" Credited to "Riva", featuring Dannii Minogue. They founded their own record label "Pssst Music"; as the Goodmen, their most notable production was "Give It Up", a 1993 house music track based upon samba styled percussion and the simple, repeating vocal line of the song title. The percussion was inspired by a Sérgio Mendes recording; the song rose to #1 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1993 and made a brief appearance on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #71. When re-released in late 1993, "Give It Up" reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart. Horst and Steenkist are known under many aliases including: The Good Men with a string of hits that started with the hit "Give It Up" in 1993 making it to number 5 on the UK Singles Charts, number 1 on the US Dance charts and number 71 in the US Hot 100.
The follow-up "Damn Woman" charted in the Dutch charts in 1994. The Good Men released the 1994 album Father in the Bathroom. René Et Gaston with the hit "Vallée de larmes" in 1993 Klatsch! (with the hits "Oh Boy" in 1993 and "God Save the Queer" in 1994 F-Action, a musical project in cooperation with Ramon Zenker from Hardfloor, the best known hit being "Let's Get Closer Baby". They created JP Records and psst Records and Groove Alert founded by Dobre. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, they appeared in a new set of projects and monikers Basco, a Big Beat musical project resulting in the album High Involvement Jark Prongo, with success in the UK in 1999 with "Movin' Thru Your System" accompanied by a similar titled 14-track album released on March 22, 1999 on Pssst Music; the releases stretched from 1999 to 2004. Locally in the Netherlands, Jark Prongo had success with the single "Sweet Little Thing". Most materials of this period including additional EPs Shake It, Rattlesnake and No Api were released on Pssst Music and Hooj Choons.
Tomba Vira, a project from 2000 to 2002 that started with the EP Down the Park, the hits "Shriek" in 2000, "The Sound of: Oh Yeah" in 2001 followed by "Dynamite" in 2002 Rhythm Killaz, an electronic formation created for the release of the March 2001 hit single/EP "Wack Ass MF"Their best known monikers besides the early years' The Goodmen were Riva and Chocolate Puma: Riva, was a name best known for the international hit "Who Do You Love Now?". A Dutch local music hit "Stringer uit", it was adapted into a vocal version for Danni Minogue at the height of her sister Kylie Minogue, having a massive hit with "Can't Get You Out of My Head". Riva's "Who Do You Love Now?" went on to reach number 3 in the UK Singles Chart in 2001. An EP Who Do You Love Now? was released in November 2001 through Alien/United Recordings licensed to London Records 90 Ltd. The EP contained 9 various remixes of the song featuring Dannii Minogue. Chocolate Puma, thus far the moniker used more by the duo after the hit "I Wanna Be U", yet another big UK hit for them in 2001 that made it to UK Singles Chart' peaking at number 6.
2008 was a active year with the release of "Always and Forever", a hit in the Netherlands, Belgium and many European night venues. In 2008 came cooperation with the Bingo Players in two releases being "Disco Electrique" and "Touch Me". In 1994, Gaston Steenkist, one half of the duo Zki & Dobre was instrumental in discovering Filipino-Dutch DJ Laidback Luke after the latter forwarded a demo tape to him. Laidback Luke was signed to a recording contract by the management of Dobre. At the end of the year he has released two albums on the label Groove Alert newly established by Dobre. Laidback Luke went on to have producing career. In 1995, Simply Red sampled The Good Men's hit "Give It Up" for their UK #1 hit "Fairground"; the Good Men were credited for the sample, Mendes was given credit as the performer of "Fanfarra", the original source of the Goodmen's track. The duo's work has been featured on many DJ mixes from Hooj Choons, Global Underground, Ministry of Sound
Ultra Naté is an American singer, record producer, DJ and promoter who has achieved success on the pop charts with songs such as "Free", "If You Could Read My Mind", "Automatic". All of her singles have reached the Top 10 of the US Hot Dance Club Play chart; such singles include "Show Me", "Free", "Desire", "Get it Up", "Love's the Only Drug", her number-one hits "Automatic", "Give it All You Got" featuring Chris Willis, "Waiting On You" and "Everybody Loves the Night". In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 12th most successful dance artist of all-time. Born Ultra Naté in Maryland, she displayed her singing talent at an early age. Growing up, Naté enjoyed a wide variety of music, she is best known in her home country for her 1990s dance crossover track, "Free". She is remembered in America for her team-up with Amber and Jocelyn Enriquez as Stars on 54 on a 1998 cover of Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind", a minor mainstream American hit, it reached #52 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #3 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.
Though she has had club success in America, she has found the majority of her singles and album sales success in Europe. Ultra Naté began her recording career on Warner Bros.. Records, signed through its British offices. Through it, she released her first two albums, her debut album, Blue Notes in the Basement was created along with the Basement Boys and it featured the singles "It's Over Now", "Deeper Love", "Is It Love", the gospel-tinged "Rejoicing". In 1993, the alternative dance/house. Although it still featured the Basement Boys' production on several tracks, this time Ultra found herself working with the likes of Nellee Hooper, D-Influence. At a time when soulful House music performers such as Robin S and Crystal Waters were scoring cross-over Top Ten Pop singles, it was believed that Ultra Naté would score a similar level of commercial success. Mainstream sales however were not achieved though "Show Me" received moderate mainstream pop radio airplay. Singles included "How Long", "Show Me" and "Joy".
However, neither release sold well, she was dropped from the label. In 1995, Ultra Naté contributed the song "Party Girl" to the soundtrack to the independent film starring Parker Posey; the single was commercially released by the King Street Sounds label. When Warner Bros. tried to push her in another, less house, Ultra Naté left the major label and fled to the independent dance label, Strictly Rhythm. It was here that "Free", her biggest mainstream hit, was released in 1997; the song, co-written by Naté, Lem Springsteen and John Ciafone while production was held by both Springsteen and Ciafone, enjoyed heavy airplay throughout the summer, not only in clubs, but on rhythmic and mainstream radio stations in America and Europe. "Free" peaked at number 75 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It became a substantial hit in the UK, where it peaked at number four, helping its parent album'Situation: Critical' reach number seventeen on the album charts, it was successful in Canada where it reached number 10 at the Canadian Singles Charts.
It was with this album that Ultra Naté's greatest commercial success was achieved in Europe, where singles such as "Found a Cure", "New Kind of Medicine" charted highly. In 1998, a new single "Pressure" was released internationally. Taken from the soundtrack to the film The 24 Hour Woman, it contained; the original version of the track was found on'Situation: Critical" but listed as "Release the Pressure". Her follow-up album Stranger Than Fiction, released in 2001, featured the production work of artists such as Attica Blues, 4 Hero, Mood II Swing. Four singles were released: "Desire", "Get It Up", "Twisted", "I Don't Understand It". Naté contributed the song "Wonderful Place" to the AIDS benefit compilation Keep Hope Alive: A Lifebeat Benefit Compilation. Additionally, in 2004, she released the singles "Feel Love", "Brass in Pocket", "Time of Our Lives", a new version of "Free" that features twelve new mixes. In 2005, she collaborated with Gaudino and released the single "Bitter Sweet Melody".
In the same year she found herself again on the charts, when her featured vocals on the Stonebridge single "Freak On" became a successful dance hit. She performed on the British show Hit Me Baby One More Time. Having become a mother for the first time in the fall of 2005, Naté released her fifth album Grime, Silk, & Thunder on her newly created imprint Blufire in partnership with Tommy Boy Records; the first single released was "Love's the Only Drug", which became available through the US iTunes Store August 8, 2006 and reached number two on the American Hot Dance Club Play and made the Top 30 on the Hot Dance Airplay chart. The second single "Automatic" reached number one on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart, it received airplay in the Rhythmic/Dance format radio where it reached the Top 30 of most playlists in this radio format. Following Automatic, Ultra released "Give It All You Got" which features Chris Willis in Dec 2007; the song hit #1 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play charts the week ending February 23, 2008.
In mid-2009 it was announced that
Joshua Winkelman, better known by his stage name Josh Wink, is an American electronic music DJ, label owner, producer and artist. He is a native of United States. A pioneering DJ in the American rave scene during the early 1990s, Wink was the most prominent exponent of the tribal forms of techno and house in the U. S. In 1995, he released several hits, including "Don't Laugh", "I'm Ready", "Higher State of Consciousness," which topped the dance charts in Europe, he has had many club hits such as "How's Your Evening So Far?" and "Superfreak" and has gained a lot of attention for his remixes of Stabbing Westward, FC Kahuna, Paul Oakenfold, Towa Tei and Depeche Mode, among others. As a youth, Wink took clarinet lessons as a teenager, his interest in DJing began as a 13-year-old, when he became apprentice to a friend, a radio station and mobile DJ in Philadelphia. It was at this time that Wink became a vegetarian, following in the footsteps of his mother and brother; as a teen, he gained familiarity with DJing equipment and taught himself how to mix beats in 1986.
By 1988, Wink had met fellow DJ King Britt, the two began creating original tracks together. 1988 was professionally significant for Wink in that he turned eighteen, was able to work as a DJ in nightclubs. Wink's current style is a mixture of acid house and bass, experimental music. In interviews, he has stated that his music is "built around tension", that his work is influenced by "mistake theory, which is: I use a lot of things that you and I might consider mistakes....by with effects, with filters, with percentages in my sampler, just doing stuff that you wouldn't ordinarily do."In 1996, Rolling Stone writer Frank Broughton observed that "a Josh Wink record takes a series of sampled noises twists and warps them through a barrage of sound processors, resulting in a spiraling blend of acidic bass lines and trippy break beats." Another reviewer referred to Wink's Profound Sounds album series as "sensual techno, rendered as a whole composition rather than a collection of individual, flavor-of-the-month tracks."Wink has acknowledged the music of Kraftwerk, 1980s synthpop and late 1980s Chicago house music as major influences on his style.
He is a strong supporter of new DJing technology, most utilising and advocating the Final Scratch application. In 1990, Wink founded, he has worked with Ursula Rucker and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. All of the below albums were released on his Ovum imprint with the exception of the first two. Josh Wink has recorded some releases as Wink, Winks, The Crusher, E-Culture, Size 9. A Higher State of Wink's Work – compilation of Wink's early 12 inch singles Left Above the Clouds Herehear 20 to 20 When a Banana Was Just a Banana When a Banana Was Just a Banana In addition to his artist albums, Wink has released many DJ mix albums, three of his most well-known being Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the Profound Sounds series. Profound Sounds Volume 3 is notable in that it contains Wink's popular remix of the Radiohead song "Everything in Its Right Place", which despite becoming a favorite of DJs as a bootlegged mp3, Wink was able to license for his album through negotiations with Radiohead, their publisher and management team."In December 2010, a remix by Josh Wink of "On Melancholy Hill" by Gorillaz was revealed to those who had completed an internet scavenger hunt.
Josh Wink on discogs.com Josh Wink Mixtapes Ovum Recordings Elite Music Management - Josh Wink's booking agents Review of'When a Banana was Just a Banana' from Culturedeluxe Josh Wink live at Space Ibiza
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Fleur East known as Fleur, is an English singer, rapper and fitness model. She competed on the second series of televised singing competition The X Factor in 2005 as a member of the girl group Addictiv Ladies. In 2012, she launched a solo career with the record label Strictly Rhythm and released songs with dance musicians including DJ Fresh and Drumsound & Bassline Smith. East returned to The X Factor as a solo artist in 2014 for its eleventh series, where she placed runner-up, she became the show's first contestant to reach number one on the UK iTunes Store chart during the competition with her performance of "Uptown Funk". In 2015, she signed to Syco Music and released a full-length album, Love and Flashbacks. East was born to a Ghanaian mother, she was raised in London. She has family living in Yorkshire, she has a younger sister named Keshia, a make-up professional. She attended Holy Family Technology College in Walthamstow and Queen Mary University of London, where she studied journalism and contemporary history.
In an interview with the Daily Mirror, East said she was the victim of racism in childhood, with one child asking her, "Are you black or white?" 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. She was introduced to drum-and-bass producer DJ Fresh through her manager in 2011, Fresh subsequently hired her as a vocalist for a BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session of his. In 2012, she featured on Fresh's song "Turn It Up" from his album Nextlevelism and toured extensively with him in 2012, including performances at T4 on the Beach, V Festival and the iTunes Festival. East signed to the record label Strictly Rhythm in January 2012 and released two singles as the lead artist: "Broken Mirror" with Cutline and "Turn the Lights On", she featured on "The One" by Horx and P3000. In 2013, she featured on Drumsound & Bassline Smith's "One in a Million", which entered the UK Singles Chart at number 53, headlined the Miss Face of Africa EU ceremony in London.
In December 2013, she self-released. One of the EP tracks, "Super Rich Royals", is a mashup cover of "Super Rich Kids" by Frank Ocean and "Royals" by Lorde. East worked as a waitress at the London nightclub Aura Mayfair to help support her music career, was a fitness model with the agency W Athletic, but struggled with her finances, she said that by early 2014, she was "definitely depressed" and considering ending her music career, until her friends and relatives encouraged her to re-audition for The X Factor. In June 2014, East auditioned for the eleventh series of The X Factor, she sang John Legend's "Ordinary People" in her room audition, where she received three "yes" votes and progressed through to the arena auditions. She sang Chris Brown's "Fine China" at the arena and progressed to the boot camp stage with four "yes" votes. East made it past the six chair challenge and through to the judges' houses stage in the "Over 25s" category, mentored by Cowell once again, to whom she performed "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
Cowell chose East for the live shows, alongside eventual winner Ben Haenow. In the semi-final of the live shows, East performed "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, a rendition The Guardian's Stuart Heritage described as "truly astonishing Fleur barged in and left the competition in ruins, it was 53 seconds of all-out attack. Popjustice declared it "the most exciting moment of the entire series Whichever act wins The X Factor this coming weekend, Fleur’s now established herself as the one who deserves and will undoubtedly get The Full Ella when it comes to career rollout." East's version went to number one on the UK iTunes Store, which led the original song to be released five weeks earlier than planned. In the final, the show's final, East was announced as the runner-up in the competition, losing to fellow over-25 Ben Haenow with 34.3% of the votes to Haenow's 57.2%. In January 2015, East announced, she recorded her debut album with musicians including Wayne Hector, The Invisible Men, Jack Splash, TMS.
She announced in July 2015 that she had been working on her first fashion collection with women's fashion brand Lipsy London. "Sax", the lead single from her debut album, was released in November 2015 and reached number three in the UK. Her debut album, titled Love and Flashbacks, was released on 4 December. On 22 January, East released the single "More and More", she performed the single at the National Television Awards. In 2016, East signed with Columbia Records to launch her international music career. In October 2017, it was revealed that East and Syco had parted ways after three years via mutual agreement. On 12 November 2018, East was announced as participating in that year’s series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!. East finished in fourth place on 8 December 2018; that month, East announced via Instagram that she would be releasing her first single in four years, "Favourite Thing". The single was released on 4 January 2019 in addition to the music video release on YouTube. East performed the song live for the first time on television on This Morning.