Olly Murs "Thrilled" With Ivor Novello Awards 2013 Nomination: "It Means A Lot To Me"

18 April 2013, 11:59

The 'Heart Skips A Beat' singer is up against Emeli Sande and Coldplay at next month's ceremony.

Olly Murs says he is "thrilled" to have be nominated for an Ivor Novello award this year for his songwriting ability.

The 'Troublemaker' singer was confirmed to have received his first ever nod for the annual awards ceremony this week, and says the nomination means a lot to him as an artist.

"I'm thrilled to be nominated for an Ivor Novello award," Olly told the Daily Star after the announcement was made. "To be recognised as a songwriter by something so prestigious as the Ivors really means a lot to me."

Olly went on to say that he feels comfortable with his current direction in the music industry, following the release of his third album 'Right Place Right Time'.

"I've done exactly what I want to do - take my music in a new direction," he explained. "All the singles to come will show how good the latest album is from my point of view."

Olly Murs meets fans outside the Logie Awards 2013 in Melbourne this month, below (Credit: Getty)

The 'Army Of Two' star has been nominated against both Emeli Sande and Coldplay in the category for Most Performed Work for his hit 'Dance With Me Tonight', from second album 'In Case You Didn't Know'.

The Ivor Novello Awards will take place from the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 16th May.