Ozzy Osbourne Ends Grammy Drought

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Ozzy Osbourne has ended his near 29-year Grammy drought.

The 74-year-old ex-Black Sabbath singer got the award for best rock album for his 13th solo record, “Patient Number 9,” which was released in September last year. The award marks the first time he has won a Grammy as a solo artist since 1994.

He also won the prize for best metal performance for the single ‘Degradation Rules’ featuring his Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi.

Osbourne, who was not present at the ceremony, passed a message along through his producer Andrew Watt, who said the rocker had given him two messages for the audience; “I love you all” and “F*** off.”

In total, Ozzy has won five Grammys. In 1994, he won a solo Grammy Award for “Best Metal Performance” for “I Don’t Want To Change The World”.  

As a member of Black Sabbath, he won two Grammys for “Best Metal Performance”: once in 2000 for “Iron Man” and once in 2013 for “God Is Dead?” from “13”.


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