From Birmingham, England, Ozzy Osbourne is a singer, songwriter, and actor. He rose to fame in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 and went on to have a successful solo career. His 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 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.