Oliver “Olly” Stanley Murs (born 14 May 1984 in Witham,
Essex) is a British singer-songwriter, musician and TV presenter. Murs rose to
fame after being the runner-up on the sixth series of The X Factor. He is
currently signed to Epic Records and Syco Music.
In late August 2010, Murs released his first solo single “Please Don’t Let Me Go”, which debuted at number-one on the UK Singles Charts, becoming Murs’ second number one single after releasing “You Are Not Alone” with the other series six finalists. “Please Don’t Let Me Go” received a Silver certification by the BPI. He released his second single from his debut album “Thinking of Me” which charted at number four on the UK Singles Charts, however the single also got a Silver certification by the BPI. “Heart Skips a Beat” was released and became his third number-one hit. Murs’ second single from his follow up album In Case You Didn’t Know, “Dance with Me Tonight” became his fourth to reach number-one.
Murs released his self-titled debut album in November 2010, Olly Murs. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at number two, with the biggest week one album sales for a debut album in 2010, with over 108,000 albums sold. The album went on to sell over 600,000 copies, and was certificated double platinum by the BPI. Murs released his second album, In Case You Didn’t Know in November 2011. The album entered the charts at number one, and has spawned two number one singles.