Olly Murs And JLS Named Hardest Working Stars In Music

21 December 2011, 10:11

The 'Heart Skips A Beat' star and 'She Makes Me Wanna' singers acknowledged in annual music awards poll after impressive run of live shows in 2011.

Olly Murs And JLS have been named in joint first place in an annual music awards poll recognising the hardest working stars in music.

The former X Factor contestants shared the honours in PRS For Music's annual poll which acknowledges artists that have headlined the most major venues throughout the year.

The acts tied on 29 shows, and Olly admitted that he was humbled at the fantastic feat.

"It's a real honour. The last two years have been incredible for me. I've achieved so much and it's great to be recognised for all the work I've put in. Thanks to everyone who's come to see me play live - there's lots more to come," he said.

JLS were equally taken aback, and said in a statement: "This is a great achievement and really goes to show how hard we have been working this year."

Both acts released new studio albums this year and performed opening slots at Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball at London's 02 Arena earlier this month.

Olly recently jumped to the defence of his Xtra Factor co-host Caroline Flack about her alleged relationship with One Direction's Harry Styles and quashed rumours linking himself to the presenter.