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People Think Post Malone Discovered Ozzy Osbourne

by : Charlie Cocksedge on : 11 Sep 2019 17:25
People Think Post Malone Discovered Ozzy OsbournePeople Think Post Malone Discovered Ozzy OsbournePA

Post Malone released his latest album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, last week, September 6.

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As is somewhat to be expected, it’s heading to number one on the Billboard 200, with a projected 475,000 to 500,000 unit sales expected in its first week.

If it does achieve the estimated sales, Posty’s new album will have the second-largest opening week for any album in 2019, following Taylor Swift’s Lover, which was released August 23.

One track on Posty’s album, titled Take What You Want, features rapper Travis Scott and the legend that is Ozzy Osbourne.

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Ozzy first rose to prominence in the 1970s, as lead vocalist and daredevil frontman of heavy metal band Black Sabbath. His onstage and offstage antics, such as the time he apparently bit the head off a live bat, earned him the nickname ‘The Prince of Darkness’.

In the early 2000s, Ozzy rose to prominence once again, reaching an entirely new audience thanks to the MTV reality show The Osbournes, alongside his wife Sharon and two of their three kids, Kelly and Jack. It featured a lot of swearing, a lot of small dogs running around the house, and a lot of Ozzy looking very confused at a lot of things.

Ozzy’s combined album sales are in excess of 100 million, he’s been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, received the Global Icon Award from the MTV Europe Music Awards, and in 2015 received the Ivor Novello award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.

It’s fair to say Ozzy Osbourne is a bit of a legend.

People Think Post Malone Discovered Ozzy OsbournePeople Think Post Malone Discovered Ozzy OsbourneGetty

However, because this is 2019 – another 2010s year that needs to get in the bin – and because people love sharing their ignorance (or perceived ignorance) online, it seems some people don’t know who Ozzy is (or they’re pretending to not know), and they’re thanking Post Malone for discovering a new and emerging artist. Much like the time Kanye West released a track with Sir Paul McCartney.

I’m going to reassure myself that some of these tweets are just trolling sensitive souls like myself, and we can all have a big laugh about it afterwards:

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Others saw the light, or fell for the joke, whichever way you want to look at it:

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That’s enough internet for today.

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Charlie Cocksedge

Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist and sub-editor at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.

Topics: Music, Album, collaboration, hollywood's bleeding, ozzy osbourne, Post Malone, single, take what you want

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    Post Malone's 'Hollywood's Bleeding' Heading for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart