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Osbourne to receive legend award

Ozzy Osbourne
Osbourne has sold more than 100 million albums with Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne will be honoured with the Legend of Live award at this year's Billboard Touring Awards in the US.

The rocker, who has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, is being recognised for his "significant and lasting contributions to live music".

Reality TV star Osbourne will collect the award in New York on 5 November.

Previous award recipients include Sir Elton John, pioneering agent Frank Barsalona and the Allman Brothers Band.

"Ozzy has altered the course of rock music and live performance through his work with Black Sabbath and as a hugely popular solo artist," said Billboard's Ray Waddell.

"There is no doubt Ozzy's impact on live music, including pioneering the multi-act rock festival touring with Ozzfest, will be felt for many years to come, and his efforts continue to shape the touring landscape in this century," he added.

The Billboard Touring Awards honour the industry's top artists for the year, based on the Billboard Boxscore chart and on actual box office performance.

Last year, Osbourne was awarded the living legend award in Classic Rock's Roll of Honour.



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