Olly Murs: 'It's Ridiculous People Question My Credibility'
The Xtra Factor host hits back after scoring the chart double...
Olly Mursbelieves that his recent chart success proves that he is a credible musician.
Murs has now told The Sun he felt pressure to prove himself as an artist with his new LP, telling the tabloid: " I think the success of the first two albums has catapulted my popularity and so more people are coming to see me live now, which is great, but I think this album is all about credibility.
"I've established myself as a proper artist. And it's ridiculous when anyone questions my credibility - I've had four number one singles and I've also sold over two and a half million albums.
"I shouldn't have to convince people that I'm credible but I'm glad people are now taking me more seriously."
He continued: "I've got a real solid fan base. In the past two to three years people have really grown with me and got to know me and what I do. They've really got to know my personality and they really like my music.
"And I'm no different with my music. I also had to prove myself, which is what I've done."
Earlier this week, Murs also claimed he's hoping for a nod at The Brit Awards 2013, telling The Daily Star he hopes the panel 'take notice' of his recent achievements.