NO, Post Malone Did Not Discover Ozzy Osbourne

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

Post Malone
Post Malone

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.

View this post on Instagram


A post shared by @ postmalone on

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

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’.

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.

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.

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:

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

That’s enough internet for today.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here