Olly Murs

Olly Murs

Biography

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

The X Factor press launch

Caroline Flack , Olly Murs - The X Factor press launch held at the Picturehouse - Arrivals at The X Factor - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 26th August 2015

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Olly Murs at BBC Radio 2

Olly Murs - Olly Murs at BBC Radio 2 - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 26th August 2015

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Celebrities at the ITV studios

Olly Murs - Olly Murs outside ITV Studios today - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 26th August 2015

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U.K. premiere of 'The Bad Education Movie'

Olly Murs - U.K. premiere of 'The Bad Education Movie' - Arrivals at The Vue,Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 20th August 2015

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The Bad Education Movie" - World Premiere - VIP Arrivals

Olly Murs , Jonathan Ross - The Bad Education Movie" - World Premiere - VIP Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 20th August 2015

Olly Murs Gives Rita Ora His Vote For 'X-Factor' Judge, As Bookmakers Suspend Betting


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With rumours rife that Rita Ora is about to jump ship from ‘The Voice’ to ‘The X-Factor’, the singer has been given a shining endorsement from one half of the show’s new hosting duo, Olly Murs. Murs will be hosting the talent show’s new season alongside presenter Caroline Flack, but before it gets underway there’s the little matter of who will be joining the judging panel to sort out.

Rita OraRita Ora is hotly tipped to become the next ‘X-Factor’ judge.

Ora has become the hot contender to replace Mel B on the panel even though she’ll be coming straight from rival talent show BBC One's ‘The Voice’. Speaking to The Mirror during Capital's Summertime Ball, Murs addressed the rumours that Rita was about to sign on for the new series saying, "I'll be honest. I think Rita would be a good one because she's done The Voice.”

Continue reading: Olly Murs Gives Rita Ora His Vote For 'X-Factor' Judge, As Bookmakers Suspend Betting

One Direction Aren't Splitting, Says Liam


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"Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy..." because Liam Payne says One Direction are here to stay. Speaking backstage at Capital's Summertime Ball with Vodafone at London's Wembley Stadium yesterday (June 6), Liam addressed rumours of the phenomenally successful boy band's imminent split, saying, "We don't know where that came from because we've got loads of stuff going on."

Liam Payne at the BBC Music AwardsRight direction: Liam says the band aren't going anywhere

"We have just started the process for recording the new album, we've got a whole new tour going on, there are some really good songs so I don't think we are going anywhere for a while."

Continue reading: One Direction Aren't Splitting, Says Liam

Olly Murs - Beautiful to Me


Try your best not to cry at this romantic conundrum that is the video for Olly Murs' newest single 'Beautiful to Me'. The song is taken from his UK number one fourth studio album 'Never Been Better' released in 2014.

Caroline Flack Says She's "Not Going To Apologise" For Her Relationship With Harry Styles


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Caroline Flack is an accomplished presenter, a perfect ten Strictly scorer and a bit of a fashion front runner as well but, despite all this, it seems the three-months she chose to spend dating a then 17-year-old Harry Styles may be the one thing that she finds she can’t quite ever shake off.

Caroline FlackCaroline was given a lot of Flack when she dated pop prince Harry Styles

In a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph, the small starlet opened up about her brief dalliance with the international pop star three years ago.

Continue reading: Caroline Flack Says She's "Not Going To Apologise" For Her Relationship With Harry Styles

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. 

Read More: Is Louis Walsh Done With The X Factor After 11 Years?

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

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.

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."

Continue reading: Calvin Harris and Kasabian to Headline V Festival 2015

Olly Murs - Seasons (Lyric Video)


Following the release of his number one fourth album 'Never Been Better' back in November 2014, Olly Murs has launched a lyric video for his song 'Seasons'; one of five songs from the album that have reached the charts despite not being singles.

Olly Murs - Seasons Audio


Olly Murs unveils an audio for his new single 'Seasons', taken from his 2014 album 'Never Been Better'. The album topped UK charts upon release and also featured singles 'Up' - with Demi Lovato - and 'Wrapped Up' with Travie McCoy.

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Olly Murs

Date of birth

14th May, 1984

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.75