Olly Murs Takes the UAE by Storm!

Britain’s finest live performer is set to make an appearance in the UAE’s capital city during his world tour, blasting into Yas Island on the 28th of April, 2017. If you’re a fan, or looking to find some new content, be sure to grab your ticket fast, before they sell out! To commemorate the star’s strolling into Abu Dhabi this month, compiled here are some interesting facts about the man himself, Olly Murs.

  1. Olly Murs was born on May 14th, 1984. He shares his birthday with other world-class stars like Martin Garrix, Cate Blanchett, Prince Harry and Mark Zuckerberg.
  2. Just like Adele and Sam Smith, his zodiac sign is the Taurus.
  3. Two of Murs’s notable role models are Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams. Lucky for him, he’s now close friends with Robbie Williams after the two performed a duet together on the X-Factor.
  4. Olly worked in a call centre before his rise to fame.
  5. After his debut single, Please Don’t Let Me Go, was released, Murs enjoyed a quick rise to stardom as it soared to the top of the UK billboard.
  6. His second record, In Case You Didn’t Know, also enjoyed the same limelight, along with Right Place Right Time entering the US charts at number 19.
  7. In 2012, Olly released an autobiography “Happy Days” and the same year he also went on tour with One Direction
  8. The trademark hats that fans see him wearing come from his nan, who handknits them herself.
  9. An outspoken fan of Manchester United, Olly regularly cheers on the Red Devils. He also plays football for a while, but had to give it up due to an injury he sustained.
  10. If he was stranded on an island, Olly said that he’d bring a pillow, a duvet, an iPod and a guitar.
  11. Olly spent five days in the Kaisut desert in North Kenya back in 2011 during the Comic Relief trek.
  12. Four of his tracks have been nominated at the BRIT Awards for Best Single of the Year, and Olly himself was nominated for Best British Solo Artist.
  13. Olly has won two BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, once in 2011 and next in 2013.
  14. In addition to his musical talents, Olly holds a Guinness World Record for tea making. In January 2011, Olly and campaigner Alex Loughlin made a staggering 496 cups of tea in 60 minutes setting the world record for the most cups of tea made in one hour!
  15. Olly auditioned for the UK X-Factor with Stevie Wonder’s Superstition, and was mentored by Sam Cowell, eventually finishing in second place.


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