"The world’s favorite rock ‘n’ roll royal couple," as the press statement puts it, is to host next year’s BRIT Awards.
Ozzy and Sharon have become British television’s best-loved couple after arriving on U.K. TV in 2002 with their hugely successful reality TV show, "The Osbournes."
Sharon has gone on to become a popular TV personality as a judge on ITV’s record-breaking "X Factor."
The nominations for The BRIT Awards 2008 will be unveiled at London’s Roundhouse January 14. The launch will be televised on ITV2 that same night at 9 p.m.
The BRITs come at a time when the U.K. music industry could claim to be thriving creatively, with last year being a good one for homegrown talent.
U.K. acts accounted for more than half of all albums sold in the U.K., the highest share since 1998.