OZZY OSBOURNE’S ORDINARY MAN DEBUTS AT #3 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200
#1 ON TOP ROCK ALBUMS CHART
#1 ROCK ALBUM IN THE WORLD
(Los Angeles, CA – March 2, 2020) – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 with his first new solo album in ten years, the critically acclaimed ORDINARY MAN (Epic Records). This marks his fourth consecutive Top 5 entry and fifth Top 10 entry on the respective chart. It also places ahead of his most recent offering, SCREAM, which arrived at #4 in 2010. ORDINARY MAN has also captured #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart, making it the number one rock album in the world! Additionally, it ascends to #2 on the Billboard Albums Chart (Pure Album Sales), making for his highest entry. Overseas, he shattered various records. It became his highest solo debut ever in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Italy and Austria in addition to being his second #1 in Sweden.
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Right out of the gate, this opus earned some of the best reviews of OZZY’s five-decade career. Variety called it, “an almost Bowie-‘Blackstar’-like farewell to friends and fans” and concluded, “With a really good—even at times great—album, OZZY OSBOURNE shows off, at the very least, that he’ll never be ordinary.” Forbes dubbed it, “a truly impressive one that deepens OSBOURNE’s sentimental place in rock and metal music.” Rolling Stone wrote, “Decades after he howled out ‘Oh, please, God, help me’ on ‘Black Sabbath,’ OZZY is still bravely confronting the dark side as only he can.” Consequence of Sound put it best, “There’s light still shining on the Prince of Darkness.”
Next up, OZZY shares the music video for “Scary Little Green Men” starring none other than Jason Momoa [Aquaman]. Check out the behind-the-scenes HERE.
Be on the lookout for the premiere soon.
OZZY remains forever on ORDINARY MAN…
To celebrate the arrival of ORDINARY MAN, OZZY made history by launching the largest global tattoo sale and album listening event ever across 50 cities worldwide. Fans heard the record before anyone and were the first to choose from a collection of exclusive OZZY-inspired tattoo designs. He also returned to the world-famous Amoeba Records (where he last hosted an in-store in June 2010) in Hollywood, CA on release day for a packed singing.
“ORDINARY MAN was preceded by a trio of new OZZY classics. Epic rocker and first single “Under The Graveyard” (which hit #1 at Rock Radio), the title track and cinematic ballad “Ordinary Man” [feat. Elton John], and the metallic burner “Straight To Hell” [feat. Slash].
The album reunited OZZY with Post Malone on the thrashed-out ripper “It’s A Raid.” From the harmonica-driven devilish blues metal stomper “Eat Me” to the ominous and otherworldly trip “Scary Little Green Men” and the poetic choir-backed confessional “Holy For Tonight,” ORDINARY MAN represents every side of one of the most influential, insurgent, and impactful icons of all-time.
ORDINARY MAN marks OSBOURNE’s first new solo music in almost 10 years. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Beyond the core band, ORDINARY MAN, features a who’s-who of OZZY friends and collaborators including Elton John, Slash, Post Malone, and Tom Morello. Get the album here.
Experience ORDINARY MAN now.
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