Olly Murs Feels Like An "Underdog" Despite Sales Success: "It Doesn't Get Highlighted"

11 February 2013, 15:06

The 'Troublemaker' singer feels his achievements in music have been overlooked by the industry.

Olly Murs has opened up about what he sees as "snobbery" in the music industry says he often feels like an "underdog" among his musical peers.

The 'Heart Skips A Beat' singer says he feels the way he rose to success, as a contestant on The X Factor UK, may have affected how the industry perceives him despite having had huge sales of his music.

"It's just snobbery from people in the industry," Olly revealed to The Sun this week. "They're not into what I do because they think I didn't come through the proper channels.

"I've released three albums now, grown a fan base and I'm playing big shows," the 'Troublemaker' star explained. "But it doesn't get highlighted.

"It bothers me, of course it does," Olly admitted. "I don't need to bang on, the sales speak for themselves and I'm proud of what I've achieved.

"I just have to carry on selling records and doing arena tours," he added. "Everyone likes an underdog don't they? I'm just an underdog that's sold millions of albums."


Check out a picture Olly Murs shared online earlier this year below (Credit: Instagram):

Olly Murs has been nominated in two categories at this year's BRIT Awards 2013 including both British Male Solo Artist and Best British Single With Capital for 'Troublemaker'.

The UK star will begin a brand new arena tour in support of his album 'Right Place Right Time' on 26th February in Newcastle.