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

Picture - Olly Murs and Caroline Flack... Manchester United Kingdom, Sunday 10th May 2015

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack - The 'x factor' auditions visit Manchester at Event City at x factor - Manchester, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th May 2015

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British pop star Olly Murs performed the first of his four sold out shows at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 3rd May 2015

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Shots of British pop star Olly Murs as he performed live in concert as part of his Never Been Better tour of the UK at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, United Kingdom - Sunday 26th April 2015

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

Olly Murs - Wrapped Up in NYC [Behind The Scenes]


Olly Murs travelled to New York to perform a live showing of his 22nd October 2014 single, 'Wrapped Up' featuring Travie McCoy. While there, Murs and McCoy recorded a behind-the-scenes video describing the experience.

Sam Smith Returns To Number One Yet Again With 'In The Lonely Hour'


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Sam Smith continues to win over the nation with his debut album 'In The Lonely Hour' as it slides back up to number one in the UK Album Chart for its fifth non-consecutive week with more than 1.2 million copies sold.

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The British singer-songwriter shot to the top of the charts in June 2014 with the record, which includes the hit singles 'Money On My Mind' and 'Stay With Me', before returning to the top spot in September and no once again re-claiming that marker. The multi-platinum release has now had five weeks at the top according to the latest count.

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Watch Demi Lovato And Olly Murs As Lovers Divided In The Video For 'Up'


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The video for the duet between American songstress Demi Lovato and British singer Olly Murs has finally landed and it was certainly worth the wait! In the clip for ‘Up’ Olly and Demi appear to be a couple experiencing a bit of separation as they sing and smash things to get over their heartbreak.

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato has teamed with Olly Murs for 'Up'

The single is the second to be taken from Murs’ fourth album, Never Been Better and is set for release in January. The album has already been certified gold in the UK and also includes a duet with US rapper Travie McCoy.

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Video - Nicole Scherzinger Joins Ed Sheeran And Olly Murs At Free Radio Live - Part 1


Chart stars hit the green carpet at the 2014 Free Radio Live concert held at the LG Arena in Birmingham. Among them were Ed Sheeran, Becky Hill, Olly Murs, Ella Eyre and Nicole Scherzinger - the latter of whom looked super cool in loose black sparkly pants.

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