Ozzy Osbourne

Birth Name: 
John Michael Osbourne
rock, heavy metal
Music Category: 
Best Known For: 

Singer for Black Sabbath
Biting head off of a bat
The Osbournes reality show on MTV
"Crazy Train"

Short bio: 

John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is a singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the rock band Black Sabbath, whose sound was influential to the development of heavy metal. Osbourne was fired from 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, recording the album 13 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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Submitted by Elizabeth Jones (not verified) on

My granddaughter is a huge fan only 9 years old can play Crazy Train on guitar. Has tickets for Atlanta concert!!!!

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Submitted by Keith Hunnius (not verified) on

You never let us down, you always cheer us up. You dont wanna "be a hero" but you are to me though. You are everything we want to be cause deep inside you are me. You touch our souls and sing our thoughts, we love you so and so we fought.

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