Black Sabbath were a British rock band, shaped in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, drummer Expenses Ward, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath tend to be cited as pioneers of rock music.
The band helped define the genre with produces such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), and Grasp of Fact (1971). The music group experienced multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only continuous member throughout its background.
These were ranked by MTV as the "Greatest Steel Band" ever and positioned second in VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" list. Rolling Rock magazine rated them quantity 85 in their "100 Greatest Performers ever". They have sold over 70 million information worldwide.
Black Sabbath were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Stone Hall of Fame in 2006. They also have received two Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance, and in 2019 the music group were offered a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.