Ozzy Osbourne’s New Album Charts at #3, Matching Highest Rank Ever


Ozzy Osbourne has suffered myriad medical maladies in recent years, but in spite of that — or perhaps because of it — his creative output doesn’t appear to have suffered, with his new album, Ordinary Man, garnering rave reviews from critics and fans alike. That renewed artistic vigor has resulted in a #3 rank on the Billboard 200 chart in the album’s first week of release, matching his highest rank ever for one of his solo albums.

Billboard unveiled its charts for the week ending Thursday, February 27, which finds Ozzy’s ranking behind South Korean pop group BTS and rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again. Ordinary Man becomes Ozzy’s eight top ten album, shifting 77,000 equivalent album units (65,000 in pure album sales). Black Rain also debuted at #3 in 2007, while Still Rain hit #4 in 2010.

Congrats to Ozzy, Sharon, producer Andrew Watt, collaborators Duff McKagan and Chad Smith, and everyone else involved… Ordinary Man is truly a remarkable, and most unexpected, effort from the Ozzman in his 11th hour.

Ozzy recently said he wants to get back in the studio this month to record another album while he’s unable to tour. While that plan seems ambitious, don’t ever count Ozzy out.

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