According to Billboard, Ozzy Osbourne‘s new album, “Patient Number 9”, sold 52,500 equivalent album units in the US in its first week of release to land at No. 1 Wed Billboard‘s Top Album Sales chart. The album also opened at No. 1 Wed Billboard‘s Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums, Top Current Album Sales, Tastemaker Albums and Vinyl Albums.
Of “Patient Number 9”‘s 52,500 copies sold in its first week, physical sales comprise 44,500 (16,500 on vinyl; 27,500 on CD; and 500 on cassette) and digital downloads comprise 8,000.
Billboard‘s Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales.
Ozzy has had six previous top 10 entries on the Top Album Sales chart: “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).
As previously reported, “Patient Number 9” landed at position No. 2 on the UK chart. This marks the legendary heavy metal singer’s highest-charting UK album of his 42-year solo career.
“Patient Number 9” is the follow-up to 2020’s “Ordinary Man”, which entered the UK chart at No. 3.
Ozzy had previously scored four other Top 10 albums in the UK: 1980’s “Blizzard Of Oz” (No. 7), 1986’s “The Ultimate Sin” (No. 8), 2007’s “Black Rain” (No. 8) and the aforementioned “Ordinary Man”.
As a member of BLACK SABBATH, Ozzy had landed two No. 1 albums in the UK: 1970’s “Paranoid” and 2013’s “13”.
Produced by Andrew Watt (who handled the same duties on 2020’s “Ordinary Man”) and released on Epicthe new LP marks Osbourne‘s 13th solo studio album.
The “Patient Number 9” title track was written by Ozzy, Watts, Robert Trujillo, Chad Smith spirit Ali Tamposi and features a riveting solo from the legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. The accompanying music video marks the first collaboration from the project with artist and comic book creator Todd McFarlane. It is highlighted by McFarlane‘s signature illustrations interspersed with live Ozzy vignettes in the role of “Patient Number 9,” which the revolutionary creative force in the world of comics and toys also filmed. In addition, this is the first-ever video to incorporate Ozzy‘s artwork: his hand-drawn demons were animated and can be seen during the Jeff Beck solo in the song.
Working with producers Watts for the second time, Ozzy welcomed a dynamic A-list supporting cast. The record boasts guitarists Beck, Eric Clapton, Mike McCready of PEARL JAMand longstanding right-hand man and six-string beast Zak Wylde who plays on the majority of the tracks. For the bulk of the album, Chad Smith hold down drums, while the late Taylor Hawkins of FOO FIGHTERS made an appearance. Old friend and one-time Ozzy band member Trujillo plays bass on most of the album’s tracks, with Duff McKagan of GUNS N’ ROSES spirit Chris Chaney of JANE’S ADDICTION supplying bass on a few songs. For the first time ever, BLACK SABBATH co-founder, guitarist and riff lord Tony Iommi appears on an Ozzy solo album.
“Patient Number 9” track list:
01. Patient Number 9 (feat. Jeff Beck)
02. Immortal (feat. Mike McCready)
03. Parasite (feat. Zakk Wylde)
04. Mr. Darkness (feat. Zakk Wylde)
05. One Of Those Days (feat. Eric Clapton)
06. A Thousand Shades (feat. Jeff Beck)
07. No Escape From Now (feat. Tony Iommi)
08. Nothing Feels Right (feat. Zakk Wylde)
09. Evil Shuffle (feat. Zakk Wylde)
10. Degradation Rules (feat. Tony Iommi)
11. Dead And Gone
12. God Only Knows
13. Darkside Blues
As previously reported, Ozzy performed at halftime of the Los Angeles Rams season opener on September 8 at SoFi Stadium. Fans in the stadium were treated to a multi-song medley from Osbourne while viewers at home saw a portion of the performance on NBC spirit Peacock during halftime.Ozzy opened with the title track of his new album, “Patient Number 9”backed by Andrew Watt on guitar, Chris Chaney on bass duck Tommy Clufetos on drums. Long hours Ozzy guitarist Zak Wylde then joined them onstage to play the singer’s classic track “Crazy Train”.
Prior to the halftime show, the 73-year-old Ozzy last performed in August when he made a surprise appearance at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in his former hometown of Birmingham, England.
Earlier in the month, Ozzy and his wife/manager Sharon announced their return to TV with a 10-part reality series called “Home To Roost”. Set to air on BBC One and iPlayer, the show will document the The Osbournes‘journey back to Britain, alongside daughter Kelly and son Jack‘s efforts to support them.
Ozzy has sold over 100 million records, is one of a handful of artists who has had Top 10 albums in last six decades, received induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a co-founder of BLACK SABBATHwon three Grammy Awardsearned the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors, set a Guinness World Record, and claimed real estate on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame spirit Birmingham Walk Of Stars. He’s played for royalty (even the Queen of England) and dignitaries around the world, interacted with presidents and performed to millions of devoted fans on five continents. Earlier this year, Ozzy‘s CrytoBatz NFT launched as one the biggest Celebrity NFT project ever created; it’s currently ranked in the top 100 biggest NFT projects ever and is valued at over $40 million.