Olly Murs Says The Media And Music Industry Don't Give Him Enough Credit

14 June 2013, 09:46 | Updated: 14 June 2013, 11:09

The 'Heart Skips A Beat' singer says he feels his background on The X Factor stops people giving him credit.

Olly Murs says he feels he deserves more recognition from the music industry and the media for his accomplishments as a solo artist.

The 'Troublemaker' singer, who came second on The X Factor UK back in 2009, says he thinks being labelled as a talent show act has stopped people from recognising his achievements over the years.

"My fans are incredible, but the media and the industry don't give me enough credit because I'm from The X Factor UK,' Olly told Fabulous magazine, while starring on the new issue's cover. "As long as the fan base is growing, eventually the media and the industry will have to realise who I am.

"Or maybe they won't, maybe they don't care, maybe they won't ever like me!" Olly added.

The UK singer has scored a huge number of hits on the Vodafone Big Top 40 over the past year including singles like 'Troublemaker', 'Army Of Two' and his new single 'Dear Darlin'.

Check out a picture of Olly Murs performing live at the Capital FM Summertime Ball 2013 below (Credit: Derek Bremner):

Earlier this month Olly confirmed plans for several more singles from his 2012 album 'Right Place Right Time', as well as revealing he plans to write new music towards the end of the year ready for a new record in Summer 2014.

Olly Murs joins Robbie Williams as the support act on his 'Take The Crowd' stadium tour which kicks off tonight (14th June) with a show at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.