Olly Murs to release new album in the final quarter of 2018

Will Olly score his fifth UK Number 1 album?

Olly Murs will release his new album later this year, it has been revealed.

The Voice UK coach's sixth studio album will arrive in the final quarter of the year, as confirmed in a new interview with Music Week.

RCA Records' president David Dollimore gave the magazine the scoop, explaining that the label have "clever marketing and digital campaigns" in the pipeline to ensure Olly remains a force across both physical and streaming formats.

"He [Olly] just puts great records out," beamed Dollimore. "He does have a more physical audience, but with clever marketing campaigns and digital campaigns, who knows? It might stream bucketloads - we've just got to wait and see how the audience reacts."

Olly last released an album in November 2016 when his fifth collection 24 HRS became his fourth consecutive UK Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart. Only Olly's self-titled debut album missed the top spot, peaking at Number 2.

Olly is one of The X Factor's most successful acts, arguably the most successful. He has scored four Number 1 singles, 18 Top 40 hits (the second-most among the show's alumni) and four Number 1 albums, the joint-highest with One Direction. View Olly Murs' full UK chart history here on his OfficialCharts.com artist hub.