Olly Murs

Biography

Olly Murs (born Oliver Stanley Murs, 14.05.1984)
Olly Murs is an English singer and TV presenter.

Olly Murs: Childhood
Olly Murs was born in Witham, Essex. His parents are Vicki-Lynn and Peter Murs.
He attended Howbridge Junior School in Witham and Notley High School in Braintree, Essex where he excelled at football and later played semi-professionally for Witham Town. However, his football career was ended following a damaging injury.
Before auditioning for 'The X Factor', he was a recruitment consultant and had a covers band called Small Town Blaggers.
In 2007, he won £10 on the gameshow 'Deal or No Deal'.
In 2008, he went backpacking alone in Australia.
He had already auditioned twice before for 'The X factor' but never made it past producers.

Olly Murs: Musical career
Olly Murs auditioned for the sixth series of 'The X Factor' in 2009 with a cover of Stevie Wonder's 'Superstition'.
After having positive feedback throughout the competition, he came second place, losing first place to Joe McElderry.
On the day of the semi-finals, he was forced to miss his brother's wedding due to his 'X Factor' commitments.
In 2010, he signed a joint record deal with Epic Records and Syco Music.
His first single, 'Please Don't Let Me Go', topped the UK singles chart beating Katy Perry's hit song 'Teenage Dream'.
His self-titled debut album hit the charts at number 2 and his next single 'Thinking of Me' reached number 4.
There was media backlash that year after he was paid £15,000 to turn on the Christmas lights in his hometown of Chelmsford, Essex after the council announced they would be axing hundreds of jobs. He did, however, donate the fee.
In 2011, he supported JLS on their summer tour.
The lead single of his second album was 'Heart Skips a Beat' featuring Rizzle Kicks which entered the charts at number one on its release in 2011 and was in the top 10 in many European countries.
Next single 'Dance with Me Tonight' was also a number one hit, as was the album 'In Case You Didn't Know'.
In 2012, he released 'Troublemaker', the first single of his third album 'Right Place Right Time' which he promoted with a major UK and European tour.
He opened for One Direction when they hit the US for their Up All Night Tour in 2012.
In 2013, he was announced as the support act for Robbie Williams on his Take the Crown Stadium Tour.
Olly Murs: Other career ventures
Olly Murs trekked the Kenyan Kaisut desert in 2011 Red Nose Day.
He won £10,000 for charity on the celebrity version of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?'
In 2011, he was announced as a co-presenter alongside Caroline Flack on 'The Xtra Factor'. In 2013, he announced that he quit in order to work more on his music career.
In 2012, he played at the Big Gig for Sport Relief alongside Rizzle Kicks and JLS.
He played for Soccer Aid at Old Trafford but suffered an injury during the match.
He has appeared on various sports shows such as talkSPORT and has even released a DVD entitled 'Olly Murs: 7 Deadly Sins of Football'.
He has modelled for Europe clothing store NewYorker and Robbie Williams' label Farrell.
In 2012, he released his autobiography 'Happy Days'.
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Olly Murs suffers broken nose in soccer match

19th April 2014 -

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Olly Murs has broken his nose during a soccer match.The 'Troublemaker' singer was elbowed in the face during a heated match, and the 29-year-old star is convinced it has caused real damage after he left...

Niall Horan orgnaises charity soccer match

17th April 2014 -

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Niall Horan has organised a charity soccer match. The 20-year-old One Direction star took to Twitter to announce the game in aid of Irish Autism Action's UK Hearts and Minds challenge and has already recruited...

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It was like 1997 all over again this weekend, as Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow battled it out for the Number One spot on the UK Album Chart. Much like the battles of the mid-to-late...

Will Ferrell 'almost impossible' to work with

11th December 2013 -

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Steve Carell found Will Ferrell ''almost impossible'' to work with because he's so funny.The 51-year-old actor didn't hesitate to sign up for 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' as he had the ''best fun'' ever working...

Royal Variety Show: Robbie Williams, Jessie J, Olly Murs And Gary Barlow Bring The Noise

26th November 2013 -

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Yesterday evening, the London Palladium played host to the 86th Royal Variety Performance where Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla welcomed a starry line-up of celebrity guests and entertainers. The annual gala's line-up consists of high...

UK Album and Singles Charts Topped By (Surprise!) Miley Cyrus

14th October 2013 -

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'Bbc Radio 1's Live Lounge 2013' Album Is Released On 28 October 2013 With Appearances From Rudimental, Bastille Plus Many More

11th October 2013 -

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On 28 October, the highly anticipated 'BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2013' album is released, including first appearances from Rudimental, Bastille, Kodaline, Disclosure and Robin Thicke, as well as returning artists including Arctic Monkeys, Mumford...

Robbie Williams Working With Lily Allen, Michael Bublé And More For 'Swings Both Ways'

12th September 2013 -

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Robbie Williams has announced plans to release a new album in time for the festive period, with the big band and swing album Swing Both Ways set to be released in the UK on 8...

Example signs new record deal

16th July 2013 -

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Example has signed a new record deal.The 'Say Nothing' hitmaker has put pen to paper on a multimillion pound deal with the Epic Records, a UK division of Sony Music.'All The Wrong Places' - the...

Olly Murs Reveals He Would Take A Bullet For Simon Cowell, Not Just An Egg

11th June 2013 -

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In possibly the most stupid thing said by anyone ever, Olly Murs has said that he’d take a bullet for Simon Cowell. The singer was talking about Cowell’s egging nightmare.“I was in Spain doing a...

Olly Murs inspired by Eminen for Dear Darlin'

4th June 2013 -

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Olly Murs was inspired by Eminem for his song 'Dear Darlin'.The 29-year-old singer took influence from the rapper's 2000 track 'Stan' when writing his latest single and tried to put across the idea of the...

Emeli Sande To Add An Ivor Novello To Her BRIT Collection?

18th April 2013 -

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Emeli Sande may be adding to her growing list of accolades as she is newly nominated for two different awards at the 58th Ivor Novello awards.Her UK number 2 hit 'Next To Me' is nominated...

Will Alt J Add An Ivor Novello Award To Their Mercury Gong?

17th April 2013 -

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Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J could well be adding an Ivor Novello award to their collection of gongs, NME announced today (April 17, 2013). The band have been nominated in the Best Contemporary Song category...

Olly Murs Delivers Charismatic Wembley Performance On His 2013 UK Arena Tour (Photos)

11th March 2013 -

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Olly MursOlly Murs makes a charismatic performance of his usual standard as he plays at London's Wembley Arena on Sunday (March 10th 2013).The star made sure he gave his fans some energetic entertainment at this...

Graham Norton Reveals Olly Murs' Crush On Mila Kunis (In Front Of Mila)

1st March 2013 -

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Graham Norton well and truly embarrasses Olly Murs on the latest episode of his chat show, set to air tonight (March 1, 2013), revealing the pop-star's crush on Mila Kunis - as you may have...

V Festival 2013 Beyonce And Kings Of Leon Confirmed As Headliners, Many More Acts Announced

26th February 2013 -

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V Festival 2013, sponsored by Virgin Media, is once again leading the way with an impeccable and eclectic line up of acts. Brace yourselves for the high priestess of pop, Beyonce, who will be...

Homegrown Pop Talent: Union J At Alton Towers Live, Alongside Olly Murs And Conor Maynard

25th February 2013 -

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Union J have been announced as one of the acts appearing at this year’s Alton Towers Live event. The former X Factor contestants will be appearing alongside the likes of Olly Murs, Labrinth Rizzle Kicks,...

Sony Music Presents 'Cooking Songs' Released 4 March 2013

31st January 2013 -

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From The Mixing Desk, To The Mixing Bowl Sony Music Presents 'Cooking Songs'.Sony Music Cook Up A Brand New Compilation Format, Combining 8 Mouth Watering Recipes From Celebrity Chef Gino D'acampo And 54 Fantastic Tracks...

Olly Murs Fans Get Impromptu Photo Session At Boston Airport (Video)

21st January 2013 -

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When Olly Murs arrived in Boston’s airport, he was greeted by a gaggle of eager female fans, all wanting to get their picture taken with him and brandishing their smartphones, fit for the occasion. Olly...

Olly Murs Enjoys Company Of Friendly Female Fans As He Arrives At Boston Airport

21st January 2013 -

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British popstar Olly Murs is snapped arriving at the airport in Boston, Massachusetts. He is swamped by a group of female fans but seems delighted enough to be in their company and poses for photos...

Pictures: Ellie Goulding, Ollie Murs And More Show For Good Time At Fearne Cotton's Festive Radio Special

21st December 2012 -

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Ellie Goulding was among the stars who turned up for Fearne Cotton's festive specialIt was fun and games at BBC Radio One DJ Fearne Cotton's house this morning (December 21, 2012) as the imminently expecting...

Video: Kate Bosworth Sings On New Topshop Christmas Campaign

4th December 2012 -

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Kate Bosworth has become the new face of Topshop with a glamorous video showing the star singing 'Winter Wonderland'.The 'Superman Returns' actress was chosen by the Philip Green brand to don a glitzy, dark red...

Robbie Williams Almost Doubles UK Dates With Four More Shows

30th November 2012 -

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It's not surprising really, that the man who held records for the quickest selling tour and biggest selling live album for a long time, has had to almost double the amount of dates during the...

Olly Murs: My Ideal Man Is George Clooney, Or David Beckham

30th November 2012 -

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All you female Olly Murs fans, forget it, you're never getting your hands on the X Factor star. For all you male Olly Murs fans though, things are looking up! The 'Troublemaker' singer has named...

Olly Murs Signs A Fans Breast, Looks for A Girlfriend

28th November 2012 -

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Living up to his reputation as a cheeky chappy, Olly Murs has employed the age old tactic of signing a young fans breast. We're not sure why people insist on getting parts of their body...

Robbie Williams' Renaissance, European Tour 2013

28th November 2012 -

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Robbie Williams' career ten years ago was almost unbeatable in the UK. He'd signed a record breaking contract with EMI for £80m and almost all his albums went double platinum. Now, after a slump from...

Move Over Olly Murs! James Arthur Has Eyes For Caroline Flack

27th November 2012 -

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Olly Murs may have scored a No.1 single this week - beating Girls Aloud to the top spot - though it seems it may not be enough to bag his Xtra Factor co-star Caroline Flack,...

Robbie Williams Shows More Love to One Direction; Could They be as big as The Spice Girls?

26th November 2012 -

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It's all Robbie Williams; as well as announcing his European stadium tour, with his pop lacky Ollie Murs picking up the support slack, he's further endorsed teen-icons One Direction, saying they could be as big...

Robbie Williams To Be Joined By Olly Murs And… His Daughter?

26th November 2012 -

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The Robbie Williams renaissance is in full flow. The latest news to come out of the former Take That star’s camp is that he, supported by Olly Murs, is to embark on a European stadium...

Big Week For Olly Murs Includes UK Number 1, Simon Cowell Endorsement And Robbie Williams Tour

26th November 2012 -

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Could this be the best week in Olly Murs' career? He's managed to keep Girls Aloud off the top spot with their comeback single, Something New, which in all truth is nothing new, and in...

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