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

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BBC Reviews

  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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