Ozzy Osbourne sets new precedent with biggest global chart entries

Patient Number 9 was released on Sept 9th

Ozzy Osbourne has topped his previous chart entries with record-breaking numbers around the world for his critically acclaimed new album Patient Number 9.

Released September 9th and marking Osbourne’s 13th solo studio album, it triumphantly sets new career highs for Ozzy. In the US, the album debuted at No. 1 on multiple charts including his first No. 1 on the Top Album Sales and Top Current Album Sales charts, Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums, Top Vinyl Albums and Tastemaker Albums charts; and at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. Globally, the album marked his first-ever No. 1 in Canada; the previously reported career high No. 2 entries in the UK, Australia, Finland and Italy; No. 6 in the Netherlands and New Zealand; No. 8 in Belgium; and No. 14 France. Other highlights include No. 2 Austria, Germany and Sweden; No. 3 in Switzerland; and No. 4 in Norway.

Working with producer Andrew Watt for the second time, Osbourne welcomed a dynamic A-list featured guests on the album. For the first time ever, Black Sabbath co-founder, guitarist, and riff-master Tony Iommi appears on an Ozzy solo album. The record also boasts guitarists Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, and longstanding righthand man and six-string beast Zakk Wylde who plays on the majority of the tracks. For the bulk of the album, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers held down drums, while the late Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters appears on three songs. Old friend and one-time Ozzy band member Robert Trujillo of Metallica plays bass on most of the album’s tracks, with Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses and Chris Chaney supplying bass on a few songs.

Last week, the Prince of Darkness part one of a three-part video series taking fans inside the making of the album. Episode two drops Friday, September 23rd, with episode three following on September 30th.

Osbourne celebrated the album’s release with a special in-store appearance and signing at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA on Saturday, September 10th. Attendees who pre-ordered the album through Fingerprints were able to get their copy signed.

Last month, a 25-foot inflatable of Osbourne began trekking across the country in support of the album. The inflatable was designed by Todd McFarlane and made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con where the real Ozzy made an appearance. The month-long tour closed out in New York City the week of the album’s release with some stops being announced 24 hours in advance.

It was also announced last week that The Osbourne Family will return to television for Home To Roost. The 10-part 30 minute series will document Ozzy and Sharon’s journey back to Britain from the US, alongside Kelly and Jack’s efforts to support them, as they attempt to re-start their lives in rural Buckinghamshire. The show will air BBC One and iPlayer at a later date.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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