Ozzy Osbourne On Being Nominee Of 2024 Hall Of Fame: ‘I Could Never Have Imagined’

In a recent post on X, Ozzy Osbourne expressed his surprise and honor at being nominated for the 2024 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its list of nominees for the 2024 induction. Among the 15 acts nominated are notable names such as Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Cher, and the late Sinéad O’Connor, with Ozzy standing out as a first-time nominee for his solo work despite his previous induction as a member of Black Sabbath.

Osbourne’s Reaction To The Nomination

The singer shared his reaction to the news, writing:

“I’m deeply honored to receive this news from the Rock and 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.”

This nomination is particularly significant for Osbourne, who has been a solo artist for over four decades, following his time with Black Sabbath. His potential induction as a solo artist would place him in the exclusive double-inductee club alongside important figures like all four Beatles and Stevie Nicks.

Sharon Osbourne’s Advocacy

Previously, during a November appearance on The Adam Carolla Show, Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, advocated for Osbourne’s solo induction, underscoring his impressive career and album sales as a solo artist. Sharon noted:

“They know that Ozzy deserves to be there. They know he’s been a solo artist. You’ve gotta be doing it for 24 years. He’s been 43 years as a solo artist. He sold nearly a hundred million albums as a solo artist. So where is he? Induct him!”

Eligibility for the 2024 ballot required nominees to have released their first single or album by 1999 or earlier. With the final inductees set to be announced in late April, the selection will be determined by an international body of over 1,000 artists, historians, and music industry members, alongside a public fan vote hosted on the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s website.

The induction ceremony, slated for the fall in Cleveland, will be streaming live on Disney+ and available for later viewing on Hulu and ABC.

You can see his Instagram post below.

Photo Credit: Ozzy Osbourne – Instagram