Freddie Matthews writes from London: Olly Murs is back with album number 3 and it’s less of the pop-ska and more of the cheeky go lucky Robbie Williams style and Will Young type pop balladry. That might be the reason Williams has invited Olly to support him on his European tour in 2013.
X Factor made Olly Murs a star – but it also divided his family (dailymail.co.uk) Olly Murs has already conquered double No.1 success with this new album as well as the current single Trouble Maker Ft. Flo-Rida. There aren’t many artists who can say they’ve achieved that.
Murs sixth X Factor series back in 2009 really boosted his career. He was the runner up to winner Joe McElderry, who has not achieved nowhere near the same success. Five million plus records sold worldwide album number 1 in 2010, creatively called Olly Murs, was followed a year later by his second album In Case You Didn’t Know Olly Murs’ ‘Right Place Right Time’ album debuts at No. 1 in the U.K. (examiner.com) again just one year later – Right Place Right Time. His sales record is very impressive due to his added success and popularity as a TV presenter for the X Factor brand on XTra Factor a gossip show.
Top 10 X Factor ‘winners’: Leona Lewis and Little Mix to One Direction and Cher Lloyd (metro.co.uk) not Olly Murs’s fault but it riles me that a former X Factor contestant must release new material every year to be incorporated in each year’s show.
Other standout tracks include: Dear Darlin’ which is impressive progression for Olly, with its Emeli Sande ‘Heaven’ drum beat and ballad-like delivery: this has to be a future single in the making.
The UK has a new Robbie Williams in the shape of cheeky Olly Murs [ Robbie Williams announces 2013 European stadium tour (thesun.co.uk)] He does, after all, have 10 years on Mr. Williams and his UK music industry presence and saturation couldn’t be higher at the moment.
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