Osmond Music and History
The Osmond Brothers – Alan, Wayne, Merrill, and Jay, recorded their first record album in 1963, and since that time with the addition of Donny, Marie, and Jimmy, collectively and individually, the family has had approximately 200 albums released.
The Osmonds have very successful recording careers, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide and have 59 gold and platinum records to their credit. They had five recording acts on the charts at the same time with the Osmond Brothers, Donny & Marie, Donny, Marie and Jimmy.
The Osmonds knew that variety was their key to a successful recording career and they have covered just about every music genre imaginable, including Barbershop, Pop, Rock, Disco, Country, Gospel, Broadway, Swing and Jazz. In addition, they have recorded in seven different languages – Swedish, Japanese, Samoan, German, Spanish, French, and of course, English.
Jimmy earned the first gold record for the family, singing “My Little Darling” in Japanese at the young age of seven on Denon Records. The Osmonds followed quickly in his footsteps with “One Bad Apple” recorded on MGM records, going straight to #1, staying at that peak position for six weeks. Donny’s, “Sweet and Innocent”, wasn’t far behind, and Marie’s “Paper Roses” made her the first female country artist to have her debut single hit #1 on the charts. Donny & Marie teamed up and continued another string of hits, starting with “I’m Leaving It All Up To You.” Merrill found success on his own and recorded several solo projects as well.
The Osmonds have proven to be very talented and successful song writers, and have penned a majority of their biggest hits – including Down By The Lazy River, Crazy Horses (their biggest international hit), Let Me In, Goin’ Home, etc.
With each album recorded, the Osmonds’ talents and abilities continued to grow musically and they still know how to touch the hearts and souls of their fans. No other musical group or family can match their harmonies. Through it all, the Osmonds have never stopped recording and continue to experience great success worldwide! The best is only yet to come!
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