Kelly Osbourne

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Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne was born on October 27, 1984 in London, England and is the daughter of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon Osbourne. She is the sister of Aimee Osbourne and Jack Osbourne, and the half-sister of Jessica Osbourne and Louis Osbourne, Ozzy's kids from his first marriage.

Fashion-conscious Osbourne is part of a crop of young performers in the early 2000s who have revitalized the soft-core punk scene. Their combination of pseudo-punk outfits with an anti-authoritarian attitude (similar to Cyndi Lauper's persona in the 1980s) seems to reflect a movement out of the popularity of strictly pop music into an interest in rock and roll. Osbourne first rose to acclaim in The Osbournes, a reality TV series about her famous family.

Her debut album Shut Up! was released in 2002 to moderate sales, fueled mostly by a cover version of the hit Madonna song Papa Don't Preach. The album was met with fairly good critical reviews. She later recorded a duet with her father of "Changes," a Black Sabbath song. The duet hit #1 on the UK charts, a first for Ozzy and Kelly. Shut Up! was repackaged with this duet and a few live cuts and rereleased as Changes. Sales did not improve.

Kelly sports many tattoos: a heart on her pinky finger, a star on the back of her neck, angel wings on her shoulder blades, a heart on her hip, skull-and-crossbones on both of her feet, an anchor on her forearm, a lock and key on her forearm, a star on her wrist, and "Jack" written in script on her inner wrist.

On April 4, 2004, her parents admitted that Kelly went into a rehabilitation center to fight an addiction to pain killers.

She is currently residing in Vancouver and co-starring in Life As We Know It on ABC, a high school teen drama which recently has been canceled, with the last episode to air in 2005.

Osbourne finished work on her second studio album, entitled Sleeping in the Nothing. The album is co-penned by legendary songwriter/former popstar, Linda Perry.

Sleeping in the Nothing sees Osbourne make a rather smooth transition from rock to 80's robotic pop. The first single from the album, "One Word," has already received a warm response from the American public, with it currently at #7 in the Billboard dance charts (week commencing 12th April 2005).


Solo albums

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