Last updated on April 19, 2014 at 7:50 EDT

UK Pop Sensation Olly Murs Signs With Columbia Records

May 7, 2012

NEW YORK, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia Records is proud to announce the signing of UK pop sensation Olly Murs. The X Factor UK singer will release his debut single “Heart Skips A Beat” on May 22,( )2012 (listen to the track below). Olly will make his US performance debut as the special guest on One Direction’s sold out 2012 US Summer Tour (see below for full dates).

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120507/NY02400 )

Olly Murs’ rise to fame began after he auditioned for Britain’s top singing competition show The X Factor in 2009 where he performed “Superstition” in his first audition. 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 & three #1 singles in the UK. The British Superstar to date has sold over 4 million records internationally.

“I can’t wait to come over to the US to tour with the One Direction boys and release my first single there!” said Olly Murs. “‘Heart Skips A Beat’ is a favorite of mine and my fans, and I hope you guys will love it too.”

Heart Skips A Beat” the debut single featuring hip hop duo Chiddy Bang will be available digitally on May 22. Listen to the single here: http://soundcloud.com/ollymurs/heart-skips-a-beat-feat-chiddy.

Olly Murs’ US debut album will be released FALL 2012.

    One Direction Tour
    Date               City               Venue
    1-Jun              Detroit, MI        Fox Theatre
    2-Jun              Chicago, IL        Allstate Arena
    8-Jun              San Diego, CA      Viejas Arena
    9- Jun             Las Vegas, NV      Planet Hollywood
    10-Jun             Phoenix, AZ        Comerica Theatre
    13-Jun             San Jose, CA       Events Center
    14-Jun             Oakland, CA        Paramount Theatre
    16-Jun             Los Angeles, CA    Gibson Amphitheatre
    17-Jun             Anaheim, CA        The Theatre At Honda Center
    23-Jun             Dallas, TX         Gexa Energy Pavilion
    24-Jun             Houston, TX        Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    26-Jun             Atlanta, GA        The Arena At Gwinett Center
    27-Jun             Charlotte, NC      Time Warner Cable Arena
    29-Jun             Tampa, FL          1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
    30-Jun             Orlando, FL        Amway Center
    1-Jul              Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center

For more info visit

SOURCE Columbia Records

Source: PR Newswire