National attention was drawn to Olly Murs in 2009 after he placed second on the sixth season of The X Factor. The American label Columbia Records and the British labels RCA Records and Sony Music UK signed him.
Please Don't Let Me Go, Olly Murs's first single, was certified Gold by the BPI and went straight to the top of the UK Singles Charts when it was released in 2010. After the success of "You Are Not Alone" with the other series 6 finalists, "This Is Me" by Murs became his first solo number one song.
The BPI certified "Thinking of Me" as Silver, and it peaked at #4 on the UK Singles Charts and became Olly Murs' fourth top ten song from his debut album. His second top-charting hit was "Heart Skips a Beat."
"Dance with Me Tonight" is the second song from Olly Murs's upcoming album, and it quickly earned his fourth number one hit.
With almost 108,000 copies sold in its first week of release, Olly Murs' self-titled first album debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart in November 2010. The album eventually sold over 600,000 copies, earning a double platinum certification from the BPI.
Olly Murs' second album, In Case You Didn't Know, was released in November 2011 and debuted at number one, spawning two top-charting singles.
Over 10 million copies of Olly Murs's albums have been sold throughout the world as of December 2014. Murs was brought back to The X Factor in May 2011 to co-host the spin-off show The Xtra Factor alongside Caroline Flack.
The autobiography Happy Days by Olly Murs came out in October of 2012. Murs's fourth number one, "Troublemaker," was the first of six songs from his third album, Right Place Right Time, which was released in November 2012.
Olly Murs's single "Wrapped Up," which featured Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, was released on November 16, 2014, and reached position three on the Billboard Hot 100.
The first single off his new album Never Been Better, it debuted at No. 1 on the charts on September 24, 2014, and was followed by "Up," which featured American singer Demi Lovato and reached the top 4 of the charts.
Olly Murs has also shared news of a spring 2015 tour in the United Kingdom. Featuring Charlotte Hope of "Game of Thrones" in the music video for his fourth single "Beautiful to Me," Murs released the song on June 15.
To succeed Dermot O'Leary as co-hosts of The X Factor, Olly Murs and Caroline Flack were named on April 16, 2015.
Olly Murs started recording what would become his fifth studio album in the early months of 2016. The album's lead track, "You Don't Know Love," was announced by Murs on Twitter on July 1, 2016, and it was then given a release date of July 8.
Murs opened for Take That during their British Summer Time performance in Hyde Park, London, on July 9, 2016.
Olly Murs revealed the title and release date of his fifth studio album, 24 Hrs, via his Twitter account on September 2, 2016; the album was set for release on November 11, 2016. Both dates for Olly Murs' upcoming March and April 2017 tour were announced on the same day.
Unpredictable, Olly Murs's duet with Louisa Johnson, was released on June 22nd, 2017, and its music video has racked up more than five million views on YouTube in only a few weeks.
Olly Murs announced on his Instagram account on January 9 that he was recording his sixth studio album. Olly Murs revealed in October 2018 that his sixth album, titled You Know I Know, will be a double album with one disc including new material and the other disc continuing singles from Murs's previous albums.
The album's lead hit, "Moves," featured Snoop Dogg on vocals and a cameo by Rowan Atkinson, who played himself at a bar.
The album has both new and previously released material, with song titles that reveal both what his fans and he himself are familiar with. This album gave his fans both new material and updated renditions of fan favorites from his earlier albums.
Olly Murs and his former record company, RCA Records, officially parted ways in February 2022. Olly Murs revealed the title of his seventh studio album, Marry Me, on October 7, 2022.
Its debut album dropped on the 2nd of December, 2022. On October 7, 2022, the album's debut single, "Die Of A Broken Heart," was released.
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