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Olly Murs

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: British

Born: May 14, 1984 (30)

After being a runner-up on the sixth year of The X Factor, Murs signed to Syco records and has released five UK Top 10 tracks, with four number ones.

He is known for his affable personality, and has since hosted several series such as X Factor's sister show Xtra Factor and Celebrity Club Classic on Capital FM. His third album is set for release in November 2012.

The singer-songwriter's million-selling album leads the midweek chart. Ed Sheeran set to claim Christmas No.1 album The Croydon singer has stormed ahead of 'Uptown Funk' by another 10,000 copies. X Factor's Ben Haenow extends Xmas No.1 lead We present all the best photos of Fleur East and Ben Haenow going for glory. X Factor finale: All the best photos Digital Spy brings you the best of tonight's (December 14) TV picks. What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks Digital Spy brings you the best of tonight's (December 12) TV picks. What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks Will it be Andrea Faustini, Ben Haenow or Fleur East who walks away as winner this weekend? X Factor finalists show their True Colours The trio will open the Wembley show with 'Rule The World', joined by the finalists. X Factor: Take That confirmed for final The pair will perform the duet on this weekend's X Factor final. Watch Olly Murs, Demi Lovato's 'Up' video The singer recorded the EP last night in front of 20 fans. Olly Murs announces free Christmas EP The song was rush-released following Fleur East's X Factor performance. Mark Ronson on course for first number 1 Sam Smith, Olly Murs and Meghan Trainor will appear on the live show. X Factor final's special guests revealed 'Thinking Out Loud' returns to the top spot, also breaking a streaming record. Ed Sheeran reclaims UK No.1 single Claude Kelly says he is "offended" by what he hears today. Britney songwriter says pop has become "lazy" The singer will also play an additional show in Glasgow next April. Olly Murs adds fourth London O2 Arena show A special Saturday Night Takeaway, a choir of I'm a Celeb alumni and much more. ITV's Text Santa reveals new shows, line-up Tour of unappreciated UK towns sees him visit Swindon, Watford and Scunthorpe. Paul Weller announces March UK tour The singer will host his own ITV entertainment show, featuring music and guests. Olly Murs meets Alfie Moon in TV special The record sold 283,000 copies in its opening week. What's the fastest-selling album of the year? The singer sold 93,000 copies of his fourth studio album to claim top spot. Olly Murs scores UK number one album The boyband score their first Top 10 hit as a three-piece group. Take That hit number one with These Days Which chart-topping star would inspire Olly to do "something that no-one would expect"? Olly Murs: The music that made me The 2009 runner-up recalls his time after the show and offers advice. Olly Murs: Life after The X Factor Ella Eyre will open for the X Factor runner-up on his 2015 tour. Olly Murs adds new date to 2015 UK tour Take That are currently 1,500 copies behind Band Aid 30. Take That challenge Band Aid for number 1 Which fellow X Factor act does Olly listen to the most? Find out here. The Naked Truth with... Olly Murs Including tracks by Beyoncé, Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX and Giorgio Moroder. Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear The singer names what he considers his five best releases to date. Olly Murs ranks his Top 5 singles The X Factor star's new single will be released on December 21. Listen to Olly Murs and Demi Lovato's 'Up' The manband's latest single 'These Days' vaults up to number two. Take That and Eminem climb iTunes UK chart The star talks X Factor stigma and new album Never Been Better. Olly Murs interview: "I'm not a puppet" The charity single is now the fastest-selling single of 2014 so far. Band Aid 30 claims UK No.1 single Other guests include Rebel Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Ben Stiller and Usher. Foxx, Diaz for Graham Norton Xmas show The strongest moments on the album arrive when Murs channels his charisma. Olly Murs: Never Been Better - review The actress appears on Friday's The Graham Norton Show. Jennifer Aniston teases 'Golden Friends' The latest version of 'Do They Know It's Christmas' is set to be the biggest yet. Band Aid 30 for record-breaking No.1 Jordan & Perri's Xmas Slime will air weekdays from December 1. Diversity stars for new Nickelodeon series We bring you all the best pictures from The X Factor's results show. X Factor: Week 6's results show in pictures The night also saw performances from Olly Murs and Nicole Scherzinger. X Factor: Jay James leaves competition The ex-Blur singer says that there are problems with the West's take on charity. Damon Albarn on 'problems' with Band Aid Band Aid 30 offers behind-the-scenes look at Harry Styles and more. See Band Aid 30 stars inside studio