Ozzy Osbourne

~ Person

Legal name: John Michael Osbourne


John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English heavy metal vocalist, songwriter, and television personality. Osbourne 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 was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame as both a solo artist and as a member of the band. He has a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars as well as the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 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.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1980 Blizzard of Ozz Ozzy Osbourne 4.5 10
1981 Diary of a Madman Ozzy Osbourne 3 9
1983 Bark at the Moon Ozzy Osbourne 8
1986 The Ultimate Sin Ozzy Osbourne 2 3
1988 No Rest for the Wicked Ozzy Osbourne 5
1991 No More Tears Ozzy Osbourne 8
1995 Ozzmosis Ozzy Osbourne 5
2001 Down to Earth Ozzy Osbourne 5
2005 Under Cover Ozzy Osbourne 2
2007 Black Rain Ozzy Osbourne 4
2010 Scream Ozzy Osbourne 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1989 Best of Ozz Compilation Ozzy Osbourne 1
1990 Ten Commandments Compilation Ozzy Osbourne 1
1997 The Ozzman Cometh Compilation Ozzy Osbourne 5
2003 The Essential Ozzy Osbourne Compilation Ozzy Osbourne 5
2005 Prince of Darkness Compilation Ozzy Osbourne 5 2
2011 Blizzard of Ozz / Diary of a Madman 30th Anniversary Box: Randy Years Compilation Ozzy Osbourne 1
2014 Memoirs of a Madman Compilation Ozzy Osbourne 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1982 Speak of the Devil Live Ozzy Osbourne 2.5 7
1987 Tribute Live Ozzy Osbourne 3 8
1990 Just Say Ozzy Live Ozzy Osbourne 2
1993 Live & Loud Live Ozzy Osbourne 3
2002 Live at Budokan Live Ozzy Osbourne 3
2007 The Ultimate Ozzy Live Ozzy Osbourne 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1980 Crazy Train Ozzy Osbourne 1
1983 Bark at the Moon Ozzy Osbourne 1
1985 Shot in the Dark Ozzy Osbourne 1
1991 No More Tears Ozzy Osbourne 1
1995 Perry Mason Ozzy Osbourne 3
1995 See You on the Other Side Ozzy Osbourne 2
2001 Dreamer Ozzy Osbourne 1
2001 Gets Me Through Ozzy Osbourne 3
2003 Changes Ozzy & Kelly Osbourne 2
2003 Mama, I'm Coming Home Ozzy Osbourne 2
2007 Not Going Away Ozzy Osbourne 1
2010 Let Me Hear You Scream Ozzy Osbourne 1
2010 How? (Benefitting Amnesty International) Ozzy Osbourne 1
I Just Want You Ozzy Osbourne 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1982 Mr. Crowley Live EP Ozzy Osbourne 1
1993 Changes + 2: Live & Loud Sampler Ozzy Osbourne 2


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1982 Live E.P. Live Ozzy Osbourne 1
Live Pigs Live Ozzy Osbourne 1

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