Biography of Ozzy Osbourne
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born 3 December 1948. He is a British singer. Osbourne's career as a musician has spanned over four decades. He rose to prominence as lead vocalist of the English heavy metal band Black Sabbath (originally named Earth). Black Sabbath's great success helped start the heavy metal genre. After the bands break-up, Ozzy went on to achieved a multi-platinum, award-winning solo career.
In the early 2000s, his career as a celebrity revived when he became a star in his own reality show, The Osbournes which also starred his wife, Sharon, and two of his children (Kelly and Jack). In August 2008, Osbourne is quoted in the USA Today to have said he intends to retire after recording two more albums.
Ozzy Osbourne is known as the Godfather of Heavy Metal as well as the Prince of Darkness. He has over 15 tattoos on his body, including his famous O-Z-Z-Y tattoo he gave himself across his knuckles using a sewing needle and pencil lead as a teenager. He also suffers from dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
Osbourne has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
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