Olly Murs Biography (Wikipedia)
Oliver Stanley "Olly" Murs (born 14 May 1984) is an English singer, songwriter, television presenter and actor. 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' second 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, Olly Murs, 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 certified double platinum by the BPI. In November 2011, Murs' released his second album, In Case You Didn't Know, which entered the charts at number one and resulted in two number-one singles. As of December 2014, Murs has sold over 10 million records worldwide. In May 2011, it was announced that Murs would return to The X Factor to co-present the spin-off show The Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack. His autobiography, Happy Days, was published in October 2012. In November 2012, Murs released his third album Right Place Right Time, and released 6 singles from it; the first, "Troublemaker", was his fourth number one.
- Olly Murs' hair: "Honestly, I wish I could tell you I did it myself but I really don't."https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lf8mg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lf8mg.jpg2016-12-14T15:55:00.000ZOlly talks hair, his new album, touring and his love of performing a medley!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lf8mv
Olly Murs' hair: "Honestly, I wish I could tell you I did it myself but I really don't."
- Popstar Parents Evening - Olly Murshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04fj78n.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04fj78n.jpg2016-11-09T16:00:00.000ZOlly goes back to school with his mum for parents evening with Mr Greg Jameshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03w49p9
Popstar Parents Evening - Olly Murs
- 'Sinitta looks amazing' Olly Murs answers your questions #MursOnGrimmyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dtpcc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dtpcc.jpg2016-11-01T10:14:00.000ZOlly Murs joins Nick in the studio...http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04dtpch
'Sinitta looks amazing' Olly Murs answers your questions #MursOnGrimmy
- Meet the Welsh youngsters who star in Olly Murs' new music videohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cb9hq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cb9hq.jpg2016-10-17T15:57:00.000ZCharlie, Lottie and Lola from South Wales on working with the singer on "Grow Up"http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cb9ly
Meet the Welsh youngsters who star in Olly Murs' new music video
- Olly Murs: "I'll be asking Robbie Williams for some advice..."https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0495pgr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0495pgr.jpg2016-09-27T07:43:00.000ZOlly tells Chris about performing swinging hits for BBC Children in Need Rocks for Terry.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0495ph3
Olly Murs: "I'll be asking Robbie Williams for some advice..."
- Is Olly Murs a Bale or a Rooney?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041z0p2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041z0p2.jpg2016-07-20T10:25:00.000ZOlly Murs ponders a difficult question: Music or Football?http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p042142h
Is Olly Murs a Bale or a Rooney?
- After X Factor, are we about to see a new side to Olly Murs?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p040y4pd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p040y4pd.jpg2016-07-09T11:08:00.000ZFearne and Martin found out that the cheeky chappy might be about to get serious.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p040y59y
After X Factor, are we about to see a new side to Olly Murs?
- Olly Murs does a great Billy Ray Cyrus impressionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02s4fwq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02s4fwq.jpg2016-02-08T14:13:00.000ZIt's New Year's Eve and Olly's family have the karaoke machine out...http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03hxt06
Olly Murs does a great Billy Ray Cyrus impression
- Olly Murs answers listener questions with Nick Grimshawhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03594ym.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03594ym.jpg2015-10-15T11:38:00.000ZOlly Murs answers listener questions with Grimmy on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0359503
Olly Murs answers listener questions with Nick Grimshaw
- Olly Murs chats to Nick Grimshawhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02s4fwq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02s4fwq.jpg2015-10-12T09:51:00.000ZOlly Murs chats to Grimmy about his new single and the X Factor and answers listener questions.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0350l1v
Olly Murs chats to Nick Grimshaw
- Olly Murshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02s3svn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02s3svn.jpg2015-06-23T23:00:00.000ZHighlights of Olly Murs' set at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich 2015http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02s3zzr
- Reason To Love - Olly Murshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02pcbfy.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02pcbfy.jpg2015-04-17T09:00:00.000ZOlly Murs tells us why he loves Michael Jackson.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02pcbjk
Reason To Love - Olly Murs
- Olly Murs is full of festive cheer with this upbeat cover of 'White Christmas'!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02fbg5v.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02fbg5v.jpg2014-12-16T12:35:00.000ZOlly wowed the studio with his session today, here's a little highlight for you...http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02fbg7h
Olly Murs is full of festive cheer with this upbeat cover of 'White Christmas'!
- Olly Murs chats to Steve Wrighthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01n2fr1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01n2fr1.jpg2013-12-09T16:26:00.000ZOlly discusses music, Christmas, the Royal Variety Performance and talks sheds with Tim.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01n2fsy
Olly Murs chats to Steve Wright
- Olly Murs in conversationhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01m48bn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01m48bn.jpg2013-11-24T14:16:00.000ZOlly Murs joins Sir Terry live to talk about sold out tours, platinum records and the smell of his house...!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01m48c6
Olly Murs in conversation
- Olly Murs chats to Steve Wrighthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g4hdx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g4hdx.jpg2013-09-04T14:59:00.000ZOlly talks about touring with Robbie Williams, his widespread appeal and huge success.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01g4hfb
Olly Murs chats to Steve Wright
- Olly Murs - Radio 1's Big Weekend highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bwbgy.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bwbgy.jpg2013-06-25T12:52:00.000ZHighlights of Olly Murs' set at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2013http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01bwjgy
Olly Murs - Radio 1's Big Weekend highlights
- Pop superstar Olly Murs chats to Steve Wrighthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0161vgc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0161vgc.jpg2013-03-08T16:45:00.000ZEver-smiley pop star Olly Murs chats to Steve Wright about filming his mindboggling video for his new single 'Army Of Two'.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0161vgg
Pop superstar Olly Murs chats to Steve Wright
- Olly Murs chats to Steve Wrighthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011wqqm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011wqqm.jpg2012-11-28T15:40:00.000ZOlly Murs chats to Steve Wright.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p011wqqp
Olly Murs chats to Steve Wright
Olly Murs Tracks
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Radio 1's Big Weekend: Big Weekend 2015
Live Lounge: Olly Murs
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