Sunday, March 1, 2020

Ozzy Osbourne lands US Top 5 debut with Ordinary Man

Ozzy Osbourne has landed a US Top 5 debut with his latest album, “Ordinary Man.”

Billboard reports the rocker’s twelfth studio set debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 77,000 equivalent album units earned, with 65,000 of that sum in album sales.

The record’s No. 3 entry delivers Osbourne his eighth US Top 10 album, while tying his highest solo US chart placement with 2007’s “Black Rain.”

“Ordinary Man” was introduced with the lead single, “Under The Graveyard”; set in West Hollywood in 1979 and featuring appearances by Jack Kilmer as Ozzy and Jessica Barden as Sharon Osbourne, the song’s companion video tells the story of the singer’s downfall with booze and drugs in the period after he was fired from Black Sabbath and before he was in any shape to organize a comeback as a solo artist.

Produced by guitarist Andrew Watt, “Ordinary Man” was recorded with the rhythm section of Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and features special guest appearances by Slash, Elton John and Tom Morello.

The project entered the UK charts at No. 3 to deliver Osbourne the highest-charting solo album ever in his homeland.

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