Kelly Osbourne has done a lot of growing up - and all of it in the public eye. Three years ago, Kelly Osbourne burst onto the scene as the wild child and outspoken daughter of rock legends Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne on the Emmy award-winning, hit MTV show The Osbournes. Never at a loss for words or emotions, Kelly struck a chord with young people everywhere and they flocked to emulate her unique, creative style expressed in her fashion, cars and music. Born October 27, 1984, Kelly Osbourne...... Read Full Bio »
Kelly Osbourne has done a lot of growing up - and all of it in the public eye.
Three years ago, Kelly Osbourne burst onto the scene as the wild child and outspoken
daughter of rock legends Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne on the Emmy award-winning, hit MTV show The Osbournes. Never at a loss for words or emotions, Kelly struck a chord with young people everywhere and they flocked to emulate her unique, creative style expressed in her fashion, cars and music.
Born October 27, 1984, Kelly Osbourne grew up splitting her time between the English countryside, attending proper British schools with her sister Aimee and younger brother Jack, and hotel rooms and concert tour buses with her parents. In 1997, after an astounding coup led the first Ozzfest to the top of the concert revenue charts, the Osbourne clan, including twelve-year-old Kelly, moved to Beverly Hills to be closer to work. The groundbreaking reality show may have introduced the world to the Osbourne family, but Kelly was eager to make her own mark on popular culture. Being born into a family with a legendary work ethic and business acumen, Kelly naturally made her debut on the MTV Video Music Awards singing her punked-up cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach." She scored a hit with that track, and then dropped her candy-coated razor blade of a debut album, SHUT UP!
Now a creative force in her own right, Kelly graces gossip columns and the covers of magazines, always a favorite of the paparazzi. She toured the world - playing to a crowd of one million sweaty rock fans as the opening act on Robbie Williams' UK and European stadium tour. The highs were followed by inevitable lows. Corporate shake-ups caused her label to drop her from its roster and, true to form, Kelly came back with a vengeance.
Releasing a four song, three video multimedia disc on Sanctuary, Changes, featured the title track, a collaboration with her dad, Ozzy, a jaw dropping makeover of the 1972 Black Sabbath classic which quickly raced up the charts the world over. But make no mistake; this is Kelly's album. The release of Changes gave fans a chance to revisit Kelly's music and realize Kelly's talents, voice and vision beyond the hype of The Osbournes.
Kelly faced some fierce challenges however when she was forced to face her drug and alcohol addiction. With the support of her family, Kelly entered a rehab facility. This time not only changed her life, it allowed her to find her creative voice. Working with super producer Linda Perry (Pink, Lillix), the new album features tracks co-written entirely by Kelly with a maturity and perspective that will surprise more than a few.
Never one to back down from a challenge, Kelly also signed on to play Deborah in the teen TV drama Life As we Know It, due Fall of 2004. This character is classic Kelly; edgy, smart, plain speaking and a lightning rod for controversy.
These days, Kelly is busy preparing for her album release and her commute to Vancouver for filming her series. All the while, she spends time with her family, drives her 1958 Chevy (an 18th birthday present from her father) and adjusts to life without cameras in her home. Call it the calm before the storm!
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