Ozzy Osbourne is an English singer, songwriter and actor, who rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He is known as the “Prince of Darkness” and “Godfather of Heavy Metal” for his contributions to the genre and his distinctive stage presence.
Osbourne began his career as the lead vocalist of Black Sabbath in the late 1960s, and the band quickly rose to fame with hit songs such as “Paranoid” and “Iron Man”. Osbourne’s powerful and distinctive vocals helped to establish Black Sabbath as one of the most influential and successful bands in the history of heavy metal music.
In the late 1970s, Osbourne embarked on a solo career and released his debut solo album “Blizzard of Ozz” in 1980, which featured the hit single “Crazy Train”. The album was a commercial success, and established Osbourne as a solo artist in his own right.
Throughout the 1980s, Osbourne continued to release successful solo albums, including “Diary of a Madman” (1981), “Bark at the Moon” (1983), and “The Ultimate Sin” (1986). His music during this period was marked by a blend of heavy metal, hard rock and pop elements, and also by his distinctive voice.
Throughout his career, Osbourne has been known for his wild and controversial behavior, which often made headlines in the press. Despite this, he has remained a popular and influential figure in the world of rock and metal music. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide and has won several awards for his contributions to the music industry.
Today, Osbourne is considered to be one of the most iconic and influential figures in the history of heavy metal music, and his legacy lives on through his music and the countless artists that have been influenced by him. He continues to tour and release new music, despite his age and health challenges. Osbourne’s music continues to be a major influence for many up and coming artists, and his legacy lives on to this day.