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John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English heavy metal vocalist, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the pioneering band Black Sabbath, whose dark and heavy sound has often been cited as key to the development of the heavy metal genre. Osbourne left Black Sabbath in 1979 and has since had a successful solo career, releasing 11 studio albums, the first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the U.S., although he has reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions, most recently in 2011, to record the album 13, which was released in 2013. Osbourne's longevity and success have earned him the informal title of "Godfather of Heavy Metal".

Osbourne's total album sales from his years in Black Sabbath, combined with his solo work, is over 100 million. As a member of Black Sabbath, he was inducted into the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame as a solo artist and as a member of the band. Osbourne has a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars in his hometown as well as the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards he received the Global Icon Award. In the early 2000s, he became a TV star, appearing as himself in the MTV reality program The Osbournes, alongside wife/manager Sharon and two of their three children, Kelly and Jack.

 

Top Rated Albums

Down to Earth
Studio Album - 2001

 

Ten Commandments
Compilation - 1990

 

Ozzmosis
Studio Album - 1995

 

Bark at the Moon
Studio Album - 1983

 

Ozzy Live
Live Album - 2012

 

Prince of Darkness
Compilation - 2005

 

The Ultimate Sin
Studio Album - 1986

 

Black Rain
Studio Album - 2007

 

No More Tears
Studio Album - 1991

 

Live & Loud
Live Album - 1993

 

Blizzard of Ozz
Studio Album - 1980

 

Speak of the Devil
Live Album - 1982

 

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Birth Name

John Michael Osbourne

Instruments

Vocals

Years active

1967–present

Date Born

Friday, December 3, 1948

City Born

Aston, Birmingham, England

Age

70

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