Murs took a short break from his musical career in late 2011 to present the eighth season of The Xtra Factor – a spinoff behind-the-scenes look at The X Factor – returning to the program that shot him to fame.
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Olly shot to fame and started his music career after finishing as runner up on 2009’s series of The X Factor, before going on to sign a joint record deal with mentor Simon Cowell and Epic Records. Fame is exactly how I thought it would be. I was completely unknown until the age of 25. I had a bit of life experience behind me – I guess you could call it emotional intelligence – to steer me in the right direction. Some people do this job, and they think it’s what they want, and as soon as the fame hits they regret it. But when you want to be a pop star, you have to be in the public eye so people buy into you. It’s an exchange.
In the clip, Robbie pulls away his microphone and listens to the crowd of thousands singing Angels back to him. Clearly Olly has watched the video countless times before, dreaming of his own moment of Glastonbury glory.
Olly Murs performs his cover of David Guetta and Usher’s hit ‘Without You’, live at Maida Vale for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge with Fearne Cotton, 22nd November 2011. The Wrapped Up crooner , known for his darker ‘do since starring on X Factor in 2009, looked smart in a black tuxedo and white shirt with studded collar.
With admirable self-knowledge born of those perhaps underappreciated downs, as well as myriad ups (four number one albums, four number one singles), Murs is a fitting participant, alongside Sheeran, Anne-Marie, Ella Eyre and James Arthur, in November’s charity gig at the Camden Roundhouse in aid of mental health awareness.
Murs has so far scored four number one albums, plenty of chart-topping and top 10 singles, including debut hit ‘Please Don’t Let Me Go’, ‘Heart Skips A Beat’ and ‘Wrapped Up’ — and six Brit Award nominations.
OLLY MURS pulls out his phone and shows me a video of Robbie Williams playing on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1998. The stats don’t lie, either. Since 2009 Olly has sold 16million records worldwide. One artist Olly had no trouble winning over was Adele. He will never forget the moment the British superstar told him that she loved his 2013 song Dear Darlin’.
Since bursting on to the music scene as runner-up on the 2009 series of The X Factor, pop singer and songwriter Olly Murs has achieved an incredible level of success. His debut single, Please Don’t Let Me Go, shot straight to the top of the charts in September 2010, and his second hit Thinking Of Me reached number four in November of the same year. His self-titled album hit the shops that same month, debuting at number two.
Murs wrote: I’m putting on a brave face for the gram but this week I’ve been recovering from serious knee surgery, something I’ve needed for sometime. Olly Murs returns in May and June 2019 with a huge run of shows to celebrate the release of his sixth studio album, You Know I Know, which was released in November 2018.
It’s a nice gesture because, ultimately, Olly Murs is a nice bloke. Looking for an edge from someone who once said I’m just trying to be everyone’s mate” is futile. When I ask why he, and other pop stars, insist on posting Instagram videos of seemingly endless gym sessions, he asks: Would you like me to post a picture of me sat there with a big bowl of alcohol and necking it and saying: ‘Do this’?” Well, yeah, maybe.
On 11 September, Murs announced on his Facebook page that he was going to release a re-packaged edition of Right Place Right Time , which would be released in November 2013. Also on the same day Murs announced that he will feature on English entertainer Robbie Williams ‘s upcoming album Swings Both Ways , singing ” I Wan’na Be Like You “, a song which he had sung on his first attempt to audition for The X Factor. Murs also featured on the UK version of rapper Classified ‘s song ” Inner Ninja “, released on 10 November 2013. Murs unveiled ” Hand on Heart ” as the lead single from the re-release of Right Place Right Time and was released on 24 November with the re-release following a week later.
Olly Murs is a British singer-songwriter, who rose to fame after finishing second in the 2009 series of The X Factor. Murs did it by releasing feelgood hit after feelgood hit, entertaining his fans with fun, pop-tastic tunes that he says make people smile — they’re what made me who I am”.
And so, I imagine, it came to pass this week that Olly Murs joined the very short list of just four acts whose reps have, in the last 20-odd years, have refused to let me review them live. I mean, I can understand the logic of those acts that I’d previously criticised refusing me tickets (Pete Doherty and, regular readers might struggle to believe , Bastille), although the vast majority of acts that have felt the sharp end of my poisoned quill stabbing them rabidly in the eyeball have quite rightly had enough belief in their music not to give a rat’s perineum what I think. But when it comes to acts I’ve never written about before, you’ve got to assume that their keepers know they’re flogging shit and don’t want to let anyone in who might complain out loud about the stink.
Rikki Loney (born 30 September 1987) citation needed is from Glasgow He auditioned in 2008 but was rejected on day two of bootcamp, narrowly missing out on a spot at the Judges’ Homes round. He re-auditioned in 2009 without telling his parents. 5 Loney was in the bottom two in the second week along with Rachel Adedeji (17-18 October 2009) after he sang ” Respect “. The judges voted to eliminate him after his rendition of ” Flying Without Wings “, with only his mentor voting to save him. Walsh was absent but confirmed on the Xtra Factor that he would have eliminated him.
Born in Essex in 1984, Murs showed little interest in singing while at school, focusing his attention on football, which he played for the school team and later semi-professionally for local non-league team Witham Town. In 2007, he appeared on Deal or No Deal, where he won a lowly 10, but it was his performance of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” on the sixth series of The X Factor that enabled him to show off his talents. Mentored by Simon Cowell in the live stages, he wowed judges with renditions of songs by the Beatles, Queen, and George Michael, and soon became the favorite to win the show. Despite a duet with musical hero Robbie Williams in the finale, however, Murs finished a respectable second.
Since his arrival on The X Factor to his many number one singles, he’s one of the most likeable guys in pop. Meghan burst onto the music scene with the worldwide smash single All About That Bass in 2014 – a song that made her one of only five female artists to achieve a Diamond certification.
He could be living in Sweden, or Italy, or Manchester. I love my brother, and I always will, but I don’t know how he’s feeling.” Murs freely admits that he’s spent time in therapy, looking for help in dealing with life experiences”. He mentions his mistake while hosting The X Factor in 2015, giving the wrong information on stage to the girl Monica Michael about going home. I laughed it off.
In November 2011, Murs won the award for “Best Male Artist” at the BT Digital Music Awards and the award for “Best Album” for Olly Murs at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards. Following the release of his swaggering new single ‘Moves’ featuring Snoop Dogg, Olly Murs returns with his dazzling new album ‘You Know I Know’, out November 9th on RCA Records.
Born Oliver Stanley Murs on 14th May 1984 in Witham, Essex, England. He rose to fame in 2009 when he appeared as a finalist in the UK series of The X Factor. Mentored by Simon Cowell in the ‘Over 25’s’ category, he finished 2nd behind winner, Joe McElderry.
Last year he suffered another blow when his hosting of The X Factor was criticised. Olly co-presented the show with Caroline Flack for one series before Dermot ‘Leary returned this year to resume as host.
Olly was joined by 2015 X-Factor winner Louisa Johnson, her emotive voice, distinctive style and infectious spontaneity were certain to prove a hit with fans at each show. Louisa has been a familiar face since her spectacular win on the X Factor in 2015 as the youngest ever winner – followed by an impressive debut album and a hit collaboration with Clean Bandit – laying the foundations for what looks set to be an incredible 2017.
With the charisma and charm of Robbie Williams and vocals reminiscent of original Pop Idol winner Will Young, Olly Murs was one of the biggest success stories to come from talent show X Factor. Since releasing his debut album in 2010, Olly’s ‘24 Hrs’ became his fourth consecutive album to top the British album chart.
The news singing will see Meghan, 25, sit alongside returning star coaches Sir Tom Jones, and Olly Murs. But the last time we really heard from the real Olly Murs? He’s not afraid to admit it: that was a while ago.
Oliver Stanley Murs 1 (born 14 May 1984) is an English singer, songwriter and presenter. He first came to national attention for coming second in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009. He is currently signed to RCA Records and Sony Music UK in the United Kingdom, and Columbia Records in the United States.
Olly’s first love is performing live and he has enjoyed touring each album extensively – selling over 600,000 tickets in the UK in 2017. His upcoming tour ‘All The Hits’ starts this May across multiple arenas in the UK & Ireland.
Two further singles were released from the first album into 2011 – the James Morrison penned ” Heart on My Sleeve “, which charted at No. 20 in March 2011, and ” Busy ” which charted at No. 45 in June 2011. Murs completed a theatre tour for his first album in spring 2011, commencing on 26 April in Rhyl at the Pavilion Theatre and playing four sold out nights at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in late May. He also toured as the support act of JLS on their summer stadium tour.
Former X Factor star and pop favourite Olly Murs recently released his sixth album You Know I Know. He talks to Lucy Mapstone about why he feels he has lasted in the industry for so long, how he writes his own music and why he never wants The X Factor to end.
The former X Factor runner-up has sold more than 13 million records, including four number one singles and two number one albums. Pop star Olly Murs. The track is the fourth single to be lifted from his 2010 self-titled debut album.
In July 2013, Murs revealed that he had been back in the studio writing and recording new material for his fourth album, due to be released in Summer 2014. In February 2014, it was revealed that work had begun on his fourth studio album. He worked with Demi Lovato , Wayne Hector , Claude Kelly and Steve Robson 51 On 28 September, Murs announced that the title of the album will be called Never Been Better and also announced the track list alongside it. The album was released on 24 November and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. The album’s first single ” Wrapped Up ” was released on 16 November 2014 and debuted at number three on the UK Singles Chart. The album’s second single ” Up ” featuring American actress Demi Lovato reached number four in the UK singles chart. On 10 February 2015, Murs confirmed on his Twitter account that the third single to be released from the album would be ” Seasons “.
OLLY Murs unveiled his new bleach blond crop as he attended The Voice UK launch in Manchester last night. Olly most recently was the winning coach on the latest series of The Voice UK, as he helped singer Molly Hocking to victory.
On 27 May 2012, Murs played for England in a charity match for Soccer Aid at Old Trafford , but was taken off in the first half due to a hamstring injury. England ended up winning the match in a 3-1 victory against the rest of the world. This was the second time Murs had played for the England Team at Soccer Aid. He played back in 2010, a third time in 2014 and made a fourth appearance in 2016. He is also a patron for the Nordoff-Robbins music therapy charity, 70 and more recently he has become a patron for the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity, who grant wishes to seriously or terminally ill children aged 3-18 in the United Kingdom. 71 On 21 March 2014, Murs took part in the Clash of the Titans event in aid for Sport Relief 2014 as part of Sebastian Coe ‘s team, Team Coe who were crowned champions. He took part in Men’s Cycling Elimination and Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Despite coming runner-up to Joe McElderry in 2009, he has since become one of the most successful acts in the show’s history – equalling One Direction for the most number one albums, according to the Official Charts Company.
On 11 October 2017, it was confirmed by ITV that Murs had become a coach on the seventh series of The Voice UK 65 He was confirmed to be returning for the 8th season on 21 September 2018. Olly has scored four UK number one singles: ‘Please Don’t Let Me Go’, ‘Heart Skips a Beat’, ‘Dance With Me Tonight’ and ‘Troublemaker’.
His failure to win that karaoke competition (losing to Joe McElderry), despite being seven years and five albums ago, still rankles. Like most previous contestants, you get the sense that the show’s been both blessing and curse. No one expected Murs to have a career once the pleasantries of the show were over, and his success is a combination of hard work, a handful of great singles (Heart Skips a Beat”, Troublemaker”, Dear Darlin’”, Kiss Me”) and, like Robbie Williams and Michael Bublé, old-school entertainer twinkle.
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 his 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, ” Dance with Me Tonight “, became his third to reach number one.
Fame is exactly how I thought it would be. I was completely unknown until the age of 25. I had a bit of life experience behind me – I guess you could call it emotional intelligence – to steer me in the right direction. Some people do this job, and they think it’s what they want, and as soon as the fame hits they regret it. But when you want to be a pop star, you have to be in the public eye so people buy into you. It’s an exchange.
Since 2010, Jones has been working with Sony ATV to record songs for her debut album. It was due to be released in Summer 2012, but it never occurred and no exact released date has yet to have been given.
Olly Murs came second in last year’s X Factor. He told BBC Breakfast how his life has changed since and how he’s looking forward to returning to the X Factor stage on Sunday. Such is Olly’s enduring appeal he has collaborated with an array of stars on new album You Know I Know including Ed Sheeran, Shaggy and Snoop Dogg.
Johnson left The X Factor in the semi-finals on 6 December 2009, receiving the fewest votes of the remaining finalists and thus finishing fourth. His mentor said: “I said to him before we went on stage, there is nothing I would have changed, nothing more he could have done.” 48 The official Danyl Johnson website also featured an original song from his Enchanced CD, an original composition entitled Beautiful Life.