‘Patient No. 9’ Scores Ozzy Osbourne First No. 1 on Top Album Sales Chart

2022-09-24

Ozzy Osbourne photo by Ross Halfin

Ozzy Osbourne – Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Ross Halfin

Metal icon Ozzy Osbourne has scored his first No. 1 album on the Top Album Sales Chart with “Patient No. 9”

Ozzy Osbourne’s new album “Patient No. 9” has scored the metal icon his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart. The Top Album Sales chart is responsible for ranking the best-selling albums of the week using traditional albums sales alone, counting physical and digital units. In another great showing, “Patient No. 9” also debuted at No. 3 on the overall Billboard 200, which counts album sales with track equivalent album units via streaming.

In addition, “Patient No. 9” also entered a variety of more niche charts at No. 1, including Billboard’s Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums, Top Current Album Sales, Tastemaker Albums and Vinyl Albums. The record sold 52,500 copies in its first week, with physical sales making up 44,500 (16,500 on vinyl; 27,500 on CD; and 500 on cassette) and digital downloads coming in at 8,000. To help promote the new album, a giant inflatable Ozzy was taken across the U.S. to get fans pumped for the release. Check out a video of the inflatable here.

While this is Ozzy’s first No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart, he has appeared on the chart before. His six other albums to make the top 10 on the chart are “Ordinary Man” (No. 2 in 2020); “Scream” (No. 4, 2010); “Black Rain” (No. 3, 2007); “Down to Earth” (No. 4, 2001); “Ozzmosis” (No. 4, 1995); and “No More Tears” (No. 7, 1991).

Earlier this month, Ozzy made his first live appearance in support of “Patient No. 9,” playing live during the halftime show for the L.A. Rams’ season opening NFL halftime show at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The NBC broadcast only lasted 10 seconds, so fans were upset, but Ozzy eventually posted the full clip of his performance. Watch the show below.

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Posted by Anne Erickson | Metal, Music, Rock News

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