Belfast Telegraph

Olly Murs tops the charts with his 'most personal album ever'

Olly Murs has thanked his fans after his "most personal album ever" 24 HRS topped this week's charts.

It's the singer's fifth studio album, and his fourth to reach number one in the Official Albums Chart.

He said: "So excited and happy to have 24 HRS go in at number one.

"It's the most personal album I've ever made, and I'm really proud of it.

"It's an amazing achievement for me to have had four number one albums in a row so thanks to my fans for continuing to support me."

The accolade has now made him the joint most successful X Factor contestant - alongside One Direction.

Coming in at number two this week was Emeli Sande's second album Long Live The Angels, followed by Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's duet collection Together, and Cliff Richard's Just...Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll at number four.

The late Leonard Cohen's final studio album, You Want It Darker, continued to rise over the week, climbing a further 22 places to reach number seven.

Meanwhile, Clean Bandit claimed another week at the top of the singles chart with their hit Rockabye, featuring Anne-Marie and Sean Paul.

It was followed by Say You Won't Let Me Go by James Arthur at number two and Shout Out To My Ex by Little Mix coming in third.

Black Beatles by Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane rocketed 32 places to number four this week after it was unofficially claimed as the theme song for the Mannequin Challenge craze.


From Belfast Telegraph