Ozzy Osbourne Smashes His Own Global Records with New Album ‘Patient Number 9’ (Out Now)

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The world has had a few weeks to absorb and process Patient Number 9, the star-studded new album from Ozzy Osbourne released on Sept. 9 — and people love it.

In fact, the album’s release has scored Osbourne some record-breaking debuts around the globe, even surpassing the previous marks set by his 2020 album, Ordinary Man.

To wit (per a news release):

In the U.S., the album debuted at #1 on multiple charts: Top Album Sales (Ozzy’s first #1 ever on this chart), Top Current Album Sales (another first), Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums, Top Vinyl Albums and Tastemaker Albums charts; and at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.

Globally, the album charted at #1 in Canada (OZZY’s first-ever #1 there); career high #2 entries in the UK, Australia, Finland and Italy; #6 in the Netherlands and New Zealand; #8 in Belgium; and #14 France. Other highlights include #2 Austria, Germany and Sweden; #3 in Switzerland; and #4 in Norway.

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Sure, “record sales aren’t what they used to be” in the age of digital streaming and a collective mindset that can trend away from devoting one’s time to a full album experience, but these are impressive figures.

For this album, Ozzy again teamed up with producer/musician Andrew Watt, who also contributed significantly to Ordinary Man. Accompanying them in the studio at one point or another was a host of A-list special guests and Osbourne friends, among them guitar legends Jeff Beck, Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready, Eric Clapton, Ozzy’s longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath — Iommi’s first appearances on an Ozzy solo record.

The jaw-dropping array of music legends who lent their services to this album make Patient Number 9 a very entertaining listen, one in which Osbourne sounds as resilient and vocally powerful as always — a powerful reminder that even at 73, he can still rock as hard as anyone out there.

Catch up with the rest of the world and give it a listen if you haven’t yet.

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