International Pop Star Olly Murs will release his highly anticipated US debut album RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME on Columbia Records on April 16, 2013. The album will feature the top 40 summer hit “Heart Skips A Beat” ft. Chiddy Bang and the BRIT Award nominated #1 pop anthem “Troublemaker” ft. Flo Rida, which debuted top 30 at US pop radio this week. The music video for “Troublemaker” has already garnered over 18 million views. Check it out here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aQDOUbErNg.
VH1 has hand-selected Olly Murs as their February “You Oughta Know Artist.” Launched in 2004, VH1’s “You Oughta Know” franchise introduces promising new artists on the rise to VH1’s base of music lovers. Many “You Oughta Know” artists have gone on to win industry awards and accolades including “Best New Artist” Grammy Awards and nominations. This highly acclaimed franchise has helped break artists such as Adele, Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, The Civil Wars, Colbie Caillat, Corinne Bailey Rae, Foster the People, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, James Blunt, Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, The Lumineers, Gotye, Sara Bareilles and many, many more. Murs appeared on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live this past December, for more info visit http://www.ollymurs.vh1.com.
Olly’s rise to fame began after he auditioned in 2009 for Britain’s top singing competition show, The X Factor. Simon Cowell said it inspired “the easiest yes I’ve ever given.” In a short amount of time Murs has achieved international success, including two double platinum albums and four #1 singles in the UK. The British superstar, to date, has sold over 5 million records internationally. Olly celebrated a rare double #1 with his latest UK album RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME and single “Troublemaker” simultaneously topping the UK album chart and UK singles chart, respectively.
“I’m very excited to be bringing my music Stateside! I’m incredibly grateful for what I’ve achieved in the UK and Europe, so to come to the US is an absolute dream come true. I can’t wait to spend a lot more time travelling the US performing my music.”- Olly Murs
Entertainment Weekly featured Olly as one of their 15 new stars they love, and RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME is one of USA TODAY’s Albums to Watch. Olly’s US debut album features new tracks from Olly’s 3(rd) #1 UK album, also titled RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME, as well as tracks from his double platinum sophomore UK album IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW (see below for full track list). Olly has co-written the entire album in both the UK and US, collaborating with the likes of Steve Robson, Claude Kelly, Wayne Hector, TMS and Andrew Frampton. Olly has also written three songs with his friend, singer/songwriter and fellow Essex boy, Ed Drewett (“Glad You Came,” All Time Low, The Wanted).
This past summer Olly played to hundreds of thousands of fans as the special guest opener on global superstars One Direction’s sold-out 2012 US tour. Olly has performed on NBC’s the Tonight Show With Jay Leno, ABC’s Good Morning America and will debut “Troublemaker” on LIVE with Kelly and Michael on Wednesday January 23 on ABC. Olly will also be making an appearance on the fifth season of the CW series 90210. In the episode set to premiere in April, Olly plays himself and will perform two songs, “Troublemaker,” and “Right Place Right Time.”
Olly is set to play 3 sold out exclusive shows with his live band in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York beginning Thursday January 24 (see below for dates).
The Tracklisting for RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME is:
1. Army of Two
2. Heart Skips a Beat ft Chiddy Bang
3. Troublemaker ft Flo Rida
4. Dance with Me Tonight
5. Hand on Heart
6. Hey You Beautiful
7. Right Place, Right Time
8. Oh My Goodness
9. Loud and Clear
10. Dear Darlin’
Pre-order available now
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Olly Murs 2013 Tour Dates:
1/24 New York, NY Irving Plaza
1/26 Chicago, IL House of Blues
1/29 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues