News Pop / Rock 06/12/2011

Olly Murs Sells More Than 148,000 Copies Of His New Album In Its First Week

Olly Murs Sells More Than 148,000 Copies Of His New Album In Its First Week


LONDON, UK (Top40 Charts/ Murray Chalmers PR) Olly Murs is number one in the UK album chart with his second album 'In Case You Didn't Know'. The album sold more than 148k copies in its first week, making Olly the biggest selling male solo artist in week one of 2011. The only other artists to sell more albums in their first week of release were Adele, Rihanna and Coldplay.

This incredible achievement follows the success of his debut album, which was certified double platinum after being released last year.

Olly's current single 'Dance With Me Tonight' has enjoyed a second week at the number 2 slot in the singles chart, narrowly missing out to Rihanna in its first week, and The X Factor finalists last week.

Olly performed with Gary Barlow at the Royal Albert Hall last night at his solo show. He will begin a headline solo arena tour in February 2012. The dates are:
February 1 - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
February 2 - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
February 4 - London The O2 Arena
February 5 - London The O2 Arena
February 7 - Brighton Centre
February 8 - Brighton Centre
February 10 - Birmingham LG Arena
February 11 - London Wembley Arena
February 12 - Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
February 13 - Nottingham Capital FM Arena
February 15 - Bournemouth BIC
February 16 - Bournemouth BIC
February 18 - Manchester MEN Arena
February 19 - Liverpool Echo Arena
February 21 - Aberdeen ECC
February 22 - Aberdeen ECC
February 24 - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
February 25 -Glasgow SECC
February 28 - Belfast Odyssey
February 29 - Dublin O2






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