Belfast Telegraph

Murs 'delighted' with airplay award

Olly Murs has been unveiled as the most played pop star of 2013.

The singer saw off competition including Bruno Mars and Katy Perry to top the chart put together by m usic royalty body Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) which is based on airplay on TV and radio and venues including pubs, clubs, gyms and shops.

The former X Factor runner-up said: "I'm a bsolutely delighted I've won this award.

"I'd like to thank all the writers and producers on all the records that I've done, they've been incredible, of course the TV channels, the radio stations, the pubs, the clubs, the bingo halls, whoever has played my songs. it means a lot to me and of course the fans because I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for them."

His track Troublemaker was the ninth most played pop track of the year with Daft Punk's hit Get Lucky topping that chart followed by Robin Thicke's Blurred lines and Mirrors by Justin Timberlake.

:: Most Played Pop Artist of 2013

1. Olly Murs

2. Bruno Mars

3. P!nk

4. Rihanna

5. Calvin Harris

6. Robbie Williams

7. Justin Timberlake

8. Katy Perry

9. Taylor Swift

10. Queen

:: Most Played Pop Track of 2013

1. Get Lucky - Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell Williams, Nile Rogers

2. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke, featuring Pharrell Williams, T.I

3. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake

4. Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars

5. Just Give Me A Reason - P!NK featuring Nate Ruess

6. Let Her Go - Passenger

7. Wake Me Up - Avicii

8. La La La - Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith

9. Troublemaker - Olly Murs featuring Flo.Rida

10. When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars


From Belfast Telegraph