Oliver Stanley "Olly" Murs (born 14 May 1984 in Essex, England) is an English singer-songwriter 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.
After being announced the runner up of The X Factor, Murs announced he had signed a joint record deal between Epic Records and Syco Music, and would record a debut album. 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 the 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 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. He is due to release his second upcoming album in November 2011, with the first single release from the album titled "Heart Skips a Beat" which features hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks. In May 2011, it was announced that Murs would return to The X Factor to co-present spin-off show The Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack. It was also confirmed that Murs would present a Celebrity Club Classic show on Heart FM.