Ozzy Osbourne Scores Highest Charting Album of His Career with ‘Ordinary Man’


Ozzy Osbourne, “Ordinary Man” album – Story by Cat Badra

Congratulations to metal icon Ozzy Osbourne for entering the Billboard 200 albums chart at No. 3 with his new solo album, “Ordinary Man”

Ozzy Osbourne released his latest studio album, “Ordinary Man,” on Feb. 21, and according to Billboard, the album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, pushing 77,000 equivalent album units, 65,000 of which were traditional album sales. The showing is Osbourne’s best Billboard 200 debut since 2007, when “Black Rain” debuted at No. 3 on the chart. Osbourne’s last studio album, 2010’s “Scream,” at No. 4.

Meanwhile, in Osbourne’s homeland of the United Kingdom, “Ordinary Man” also debuted at No. 3 on the album chart.

In total, “Ordinary Man” entered the charts in the Top 10 in seven countries, making it the highest charting album of Ozzy’s career, according to a press release. Those countries includes the U.K., Australia, Germany, Sweden, the U.S., Italy and Ireland.

“Ordinary Man,” which is Osbourne’s first solo record in nearly a decade, features a range of high-profile acts, including Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses on bass, and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on drums and producer Andrew Watt on guitars. The album also includes guest appearances from Slash of Guns N’ Roses, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Elton John.

In other news, Osbourne recently canceled his 2020 tour roster as he continues to recover from several health ailments he’s been dealing with since early last year, including Parkinson’s Disease.

“I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans,” he said in a statement. “I’d rather they get a refund now and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time.”



Posted by Cat Badra | Metal, Music, Rock News

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