ith his sixth studio album, You Know I Know, just having been released, and as a special request blog for my mum Janet (Olly's biggest fan!), I'm taking a look back at the career of singer, tv presenter and all round cheeky chappy from Essex, Olly Murs!
Olly first became famous after coming second on the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009, after impressing the judges and the nation with his live performances week after week including his first audition with the Stevie Wonder classic, Superstition.
Currently signed to RCA Records and Sony Music UK, Olly released his debut single Please Don't Let Me Go in 2010. It debuted at number 1 in the UK charts and received a Gold Certification by the BPI. Olly released his self-titled debut album Olly Murs in November 2010. It entered the UK album chart at number 2 selling over 108.000 copies and went onto sell over 600.000 copies and was certified double platinum by the BPI. His other albums include In Case You Didn't Know, Right Place Right Time, 24Hrs and his latest album You Know I Know released early next month.
In 2015 Olly went back to where it all began and became the co-presenter of The X Factor with Caroline Flack.
Here is my top 3 fave Murs tracks.
Years and Years.
This song was released as a digital download in the UK in 2016 and was the third single from his 24Hrs album. It was written by Olly, Steve Mac and Wayne Hector.
This track was released in 2013 and was the third single from his Right Place Right Time album. Co-written by Olly, Ed Drewett and Jim Eliot, the song reached number 5 in the UK. The song is about writing to someone to tell them how you feel about losing them. It was inspired by the Eminem song Stan.
Heart On My Sleeve.
This is probably my most favourite Olly Murs song to date. It was first released by American Idol contestant Michael Johns in 2009 then Olly later recorded and released it in 2011. It sold 5,000 copies in two weeks. I really love this song as I think it's one of his most romantic tracks and is about never letting a person down and well, always showing your feelings and wearing your heart on your sleeve.
Olly has won and been nominated for many awards over the years including, Best British Album 2011 in the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards and was nominated for British Single of the Year for the Please Don't Let Me Go single at the 2011 Brit Awards.
Olly's other achievements include becoming a new judge on ITV's The Voice 2018 alongside Will.I.Am, Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson which it is due to return January 2019. Olly's also involved in charity as an ambassador for children's charity Ray of Sunshine and taken part in annual football match SoccerAid in aid of UNICEF and has also appeared as a contestant on the game show Deal or No Deal winning just £10!