Ozzy Osbourne is a heavy metal, Grammy Award winning vocalist and songwriter, whose musical career has spanned over 40 years. Osbourne rose to prominence as lead singer of the pioneering English band Black Sabbath, whose dark and hard sound helped spawn the heavy metal genre. Due to his distinctive voice and Sabbath’s style, Ozzy Osbourne became known as the “Prince of Darkness”. Osbourne is also known as the “Godfather of Heavy Metal”.
Ozzy Osbourne achieved greater celebrity status via his own brand of reality television. The Osbournes, a series featuring the domestic life of Osbourne and his family (wife Sharon, children Jack and Kelly, occasional appearances from his son Louis, but eldest daughter Aimee did not participate). The program became one of MTV’s greatest hits. It premiered on 5 March 2002, and the final episode aired 21 March 2005. To this day Ozzy Osbourne refuses to watch any episodes, claiming he was stoned during the entire filming.
The success of The Osbournes led Ozzy Osbourne and the rest of his family to host the 30th Annual American Music Awards in January 2003. The night was marked with constant “bleeping” due to some of the lewd and raunchy remarks made by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. Presenter Patricia Heaton walked out midway in disgust. On 20 February 2008, Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack Osbourne hosted the 2008 BRIT Awards held at Earls Court, London. Ozzy Osbourne appears in a commercial for the online video game World of Warcraft. Ozzy Osbourne is a supporter of English football club Aston Villa, growing up in the Aston area close to Villa Park.
Ozzy Osbourne published an autobiography in October 2009, titled I Am Ozzy. Osbourne says ghost writer Chris Ayres told the singer he has enough material for a second book. A movie adaptation of I Am Ozzy is also in the works, and Ozzy Osbourne says he hopes “an unknown guy from England” will get the role over an established actor. His son Jack worked on and released a documentary about Osbourne’s life and career called God Bless Ozzy. Osbourne made an appearance at the 30 October 2010 Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington, D.C.
How Ozzy Osbourne Made His Money – Singer
Estimated Net Worth: $90 Million
Birthday: December 3, 1948
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