X Factor's Olly Murs achieves his FOURTH Number 1 album


Olly Murs has secured a fourth Number 1 album in this week's charts.

The former X Factor finalist was runner up to Joe McElderry back in 2009 and has topped the charts again this evening.

Seven years after his victory, Olly's this week released his fifth record, 24 HRS.

The record sold almost 60,000 copies in its first week on sale to score the top spot, beating a lot of tough competition.

It's Olly's fourth number one with only his debut not reaching the top spot, although it was hardly far off at Number 2.

Olly told the OfficialCharts.com website today: "So excited and happy to have 24 HRS go in at Number 1. 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 1 Albums in a row so thanks to my fans for continuing to support me!"

The result makes Olly the joint most successful X Factor act ever based on the Official Albums Chart, tied with One Direction on four Number 1 albums.

Elsewhere, Olly's new single Grow Up, which was performed on The X Factor last Sunday night, climbs 36 places to Number 25 for his 18th Top 40 hit single.

Meanwhile, 2011 X Factor champs Little Mix today released their new album Glory Days, hoping to bump Olly off the top spot come next weekend.

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