Facts about Olly Murs will inform you about English singer, actor, songwriter, and television presenter. He was born on May 14, 1984 in Witham, Essex. His full name is Oliver Stanley Murs but he is better known as Olly. He became famous due to joined with the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009. He became the runner up of the singing reality show. Actually, his first television appearance was not the X Factor but Deal or No Deal on Channel 4’s and won £10 on the show. Here are ten interesting facts about Olly Murs.
Facts about Olly Murs 1: Family
Vicky-Lynn and Pete Murs are Olly’s parents. Olly has twin brother named Ben Murs and his sister, Fay Murs.
Facts about Olly Murs 2: The X Factor
Stevie Wonder’s ‘Superstition’ became the song which was sung by Olly Murs in the audition of the X Factor. After that, he could pass the selection and sang Elton John’s classic ‘Your Song’ in the ‘bootcamp’ round. Then, he also sang many songs in the live stage shows such as ‘A Fool in Love’, ‘She’s the One’, and ‘Bewitched’. Whereas for the finale, he did duet with Robbie Williams and sang ‘Angels’ song.
Facts about Olly Murs 3: Before Famous
Before joined to The X Factor, Olly worked at Prime Appointments in Witham, played semi-professional soccer for Witham Town, and performed in his bands (the Small Town Blaggers).
Facts about Olly Murs 4: Education
Olly studied at Howbridge Junior School in Witham and Notley High School in Braintree, Essex. He became a striker football team in his High school. Besides, he was the winner of the ‘Ridgeons Reserve Team’s Cup’.
Facts about Olly Murs 5: Record Labels
There were two UK record labels which were signed by Olly Murs in 2010. They were ‘Epic Records’ and ‘Syco Music’. Besides, he also worked with the best figures of the music industry for his debut album, including Trevor Horn, John Shanks, Chris Difford, Eg White, Wayne Hector, Mark Taylor, Martin Brammer, and more.
Facts about Olly Murs 6: “Please Don’t Let Me Go”
“Please Don’t Let Me Go” was one of his debut single that achieved succes. It became the number one in the UK Singles Chart and received a Gold certification by the BPI.
Facts about Olly Murs 7: Awards
There were many awards which was given to Olly, including BRIT Awards, BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, Ivor Novello Awards, UK Music Video Awards (Nominated), Goldene Kamera Awards, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (Won).
Facts about Olly Murs 8: Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell was one of the judge in the X Factor. He was also the mentor for Olly Murs and sent him to be runner up.
Facts about Olly Murs 9: Music Festivals
Olly performed at many big music festivals such as Lytham Festival, Capital FM’s Jinglebell Ball, V Festival, and many more.
Facts about Olly Murs 10: His Albums
Olly Murs (2010), In Case You Didn’t Know (2011), Right Place Right Time (2012), Never Been Better (2014), 24 Hrs (2016) are list of the Olly’s Albums.
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