Olly Murs

Olly Murs


Olly Murs (born Oliver Stanley Murs, 14.05.1984)
Olly Murs is an English singer and TV presenter who gained popularity through his appearance on 'The X Factor'.

Childhood: Olly Murs was born in Witham, Essex, to Vicki-Lynn and Peter Murs. Murs studied at Howbridge Junior School in Witham, before going on to study at Notley High School in Braintree, Essex. Here, he developed a love for football, yet it was brought to an end when he suffered an injury that stopped him being able to play. Murs went on to get a job as a recruitment consultant and helped to form a cover band called Small Town Blaggers. Murs made an appearance on the television show 'Deal or No Deal', for which he won 10 GBP in 2007. In 2008, Murs went backpacking in Australia.

Career: After auditioning twice and failing on both occasions, Olly Murs applied again for 'The X Factor' during its sixth series in 2009. He came second in the contest, losing to Joe McElderry, and having to miss his brother's wedding as it clashed with the semi-finals of the show. He was signed to Epic Records, however, in 2010, and his debut single, 'Please Don't Let Me Go', topped the UK charts. MUrs released his self-titled debut studio album on 26th November 2010. The album received positive reviews and reached the second spot on the UK album charts. Murs released his second studio album, 'In Case You Didn't Know', on 25th November 2011, which topped the UK albums chart. This was followed by his third studio album, 'Right Place Right Time' on 26th November 2012, which received moderate results and once again topped the UK albums chart. It reached the number 19 spot on Billboard's 200 list as well. Murs waited until 21st November 2014 to release his fourth studio album, 'Never Been Better'. It topped the UK album charts, yet failed to perform in the US.

Personal Life: In 2012, Murs began dating model Francesca Thomas.

Biography by Contactmusic.com

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Returning To 'The X Factor' With £500K Pay Rise

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will return to The X Factor and has received a hefty pay rise. According to reports, the former Girls Aloud star has negotiated a £500K pay bump. The 31-year-old singer is the first celebrity to be signed as a judge by the show's creator, Simon Cowell, for the upcoming 12th series.

Cheryl Fernandez-VersiniCheryl Fernandez-Versini has signed on to return to The X Factor as a judge. 

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Shots of British pop star who finished as runner up in The X Factor 2009, Olly Murs as he headlined a show at the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th April 2015

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Olly Murs - Wrapped Up / Treasure Mashup

During a few minutes of down-time, Olly Murs  and Travie McCoy took a few moments to record a live, acoustic mashup of the songs 'Wrapped Up' and 'Treasure', combining the two songs together into one.

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Olly Murs - Olly Murs unveils a life size wax work of himself at Madame Tussauds, Blackpool at Madame Tussauds - Manchester, United Kingdom - Monday 30th March 2015

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Olly Murs - Seasons (Official Video)

Olly Murs has released a music video for his song, 'Seasons', which features on his album, 'Never Been Better'. The 17-track-album was released online for purchase and download on 21st November 2014.

Calvin Harris and Kasabian to Headline V Festival 2015

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Calvin Harris and Kasabian have been announced as headliners for this year's V Festival. The Scottish DJ and Leicester rockers were head up the bill at Hylands Park and Weston Park and will be joined by Sam Smith, James Bay, Ellie Goulding, The Script, George Ezra, Stereophonics, Olly Murs, Ella Henderson, Kodaline and Cvhrches.

KasabianKasabian will headline this year's V Festival 

Simon Moran, V Festival director, said: "We wanted to champion British talent at this year's festival and with the likes of Calvin and Kasabian leading the way we don't think it'll disappoint. The eclectic mix of established artists and rising stars, with a few more in the pipeline, means that once again there is something for everyone at V Festival."

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