Ozzy Osbourne Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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18 years later following Black Sabbath‘s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ozzy Osbourne has been nominated for the organization’s 2024 induction ceremony.

A few months ago, Osbourne’s wife slammed the Rock Hall for having not inducted Ozzy as a solo artist. Among the comments she expressed, Sharon said, “He sold nearly a hundred million albums as a solo artist. So where is he? Induct him.”

Well, someone must have been listening to Sharon, because among the organization’s newly announced nominees for 2024 induction, the heavy metal vocalist has been nominated.

Alongside Osbourne, Jane’s Addiction and Oasis have also been nominated, as well as the legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, Mary J. Blige, and the late Sinéad O’Connor. Below is the full list of nominations for 2024 induction:

  • Mary J. Blige
  • Mariah Carey
  • Cher
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Eric B. & Rakim
  • Foreigner
  • Peter Frampton
  • Jane’s Addiction
  • Kool & the Gang
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Oasis
  • Sinéad O’Connor
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Sade
  • A Tribe Called Quest

Regarding these nominations, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Chairman John Sykes shares the following:

“This remarkable list of Nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors and celebrates. Continuing in the true spirit of Rock & Roll, these artists have created their own sounds that have impacted generations and influenced countless others that have followed in their footsteps.”

On social media, Osbourne has provided a comment regarding his nomination, expressing his gratitude:

“I’m deeply honored to receive this news from the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.  To be one of the few musicians who’s being considered for a second entry, now as a solo artist, is something I could never have imagined.  After 44 years as a solo artist the fact that I can continue to record music and receive this recognition is something I am incredibly proud of.”

While the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tends to draw in an array of divisive opinions, how stoked are you to hear that Ozzy Osbourne has finally been nominated?



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