Olly Murs

Born 14 May 1984.
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Oliver Stanley "Olly" Murs (born 14 May 1984) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and television presenter. He rose to fame after finishing as the runner-up in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009. He is currently signed to Epic Records in the United Kingdom, Columbia Records in the United States, and Syco Music.

In 2010, Murs released his debut single "Please Don't Let Me Go", which debuted at number one on the UK Singles Charts and received a Gold certification by the BPI. It was Murs' first number one single after "You Are Not Alone" with the other series 6 finalists. His second single from debut album "Thinking of Me" charted at number four on the UK Singles Charts and received a Silver certification by the BPI. "Heart Skips a Beat" was his second number-one single. Murs' first single from his next album In Case You Didn't Know, "Dance with Me Tonight", became his third to reach number one.

In November 2010, Murs released his self-titled debut album, which entered the UK Albums Chart at number two, with the biggest week one album sales for a debut album in 2010, with over 108,000 albums sold. The album went on to sell over 600,000 copies, and was certificated double platinum by the BPI. In November 2011, Murs' released his second album, In Case You Didn't Know, entered the charts at number one and resulted in two number-one singles. To date,[vague] Murs has sold over 10 million records worldwide.

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  1. Review of Right Place Right Time

    Right Place Right Time 2012

    Reviewed by John Aizlewood
    Knowingly titled, impossibly bouncy and genuinely likeable.
  2. Review of In Case You Didn’t Know

    In Case You Didn’t Know 2011

    Reviewed by Al Fox
    Revels in its approachable, unashamed pop goodness.
  3. Review of Olly Murs

    Olly Murs 2010

    Reviewed by Fraser McAlpine
    X Factor runner-up reveals a self-assured debut
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