Ozzy Osbourne

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Legal name: John Michael Osbourne

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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.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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 6
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 RatingReleases
1989 Best of Ozz Ozzy Osbourne 1
1990 Ten Commandments Ozzy Osbourne 1
1997 The Ozzman Cometh Ozzy Osbourne 5
2003 The Essential Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne 5
2005 Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne 5 2
2011 Blizzard of Ozz / Diary of a Madman 30th Anniversary Box: Randy Years Ozzy Osbourne 1
2014 Memoirs of a Madman Ozzy Osbourne 3
2014 Memoirs of a Madman Ozzy Osbourne 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Speak of the Devil Ozzy Osbourne 2.5 7
1987 Tribute Ozzy Osbourne 3 8
1990 Just Say Ozzy Ozzy Osbourne 2
1993 Live & Loud Ozzy Osbourne 3
2002 Live at Budokan Ozzy Osbourne 4
2007 The Ultimate Ozzy Ozzy Osbourne 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Crazy Train Ozzy Osbourne 1
1981 Over The Mountain Ozzy Osbourne 1
1981 Flying High Again Ozzy Osbourne 1
1983 Bark at the Moon Ozzy Osbourne 1
1985 Shot in the Dark Ozzy Osbourne 1
1991 Mama, I'm Coming Home Ozzy Osbourne 3
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
2007 Not Going Away Ozzy Osbourne 1
2010 Let Me Hear You Scream Ozzy Osbourne 1
2010 How? (Benefitting Amnesty International) Ozzy Osbourne 1
2012 Believer (Live) Ozzy Osbourne 1
I Just Want You Ozzy Osbourne 1

EP

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

Live

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

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