Music Mondays: Oliver "Olly" Murs Hits U.S. Airplay with "Heart Skips a Beat"
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Oliver Stanley Murs, better known as Olly Murs, is best known for his acoustic pop rock sound and his second place runner-up spot on The X-Factor U.K. television singing competition. He first auditioned in 2009, performing the song "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder, immediately catching judge personal Simon Cowel's attention. Throughout the competition he made his way through to the top two performing Miley Cyrus' "The Climb", but lost to winner Joe McElderry.
After his success on The X-Factor, he was signed to Epic Records and Syco Records in February 2010. Murs finally released his debut single titled "Please Don't Let Me Go", an acoustic pop rock ballad, in August 2010. He than continued to release his debut self-titled album on November 26, 2010. the album peaked at No. 2 on The Official U.K. albums chart and No. 3 on the Scottish Albums chart.
Following the next year, after touring and releasing promotional singles across the world, he went back into the studio to record a second follow-up album to his 2010 debut in the U.K. He released his first United States single "Heart Skips a Beat", featuring Rizzle Kicks of Chiddy Bang. It peaked atop the U.K. Official Singles chart and at No. 28 on the U.S. Billboard Pop Songs chart. He will be releasing his second album In Case You Didn't Know! on September 25, 2012 in the United States this fall.
Check out his new single "Heart Skips a Beat" via YouTube below:
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You can download his new single "Heart Skips a Beat" on iTunes Store right now:
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