No ordinary feat for ‘Ordinary Man’

His tour lies in hiatus status due to health reasons, but that’s not stopping Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne‘s first new solo album in ten years, ‘Ordinary Man’ from world domination – the album is the No. 1 rock album in the world.

Ordinary’ is currently sitting on top of multiple charts during its triumphant first week of release. In the U.S., the album entered the Billboard charts at No. 3 on the Top 200 chart, No. 2 on the Top Album Sales chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart.

There is no doubt that the immediate success has surprised many in the industry, who saw Osbourne as more of a touring attraction than as record sales giant. ‘Ordinary’ ranks as Osbourne’s highest-charting album ever, surpassing his No. 3 peak with ‘Black Rain.’ This marks Ozzy’s fifth consecutive Top 5 entry. In the UK, ‘Ordinary Man’ debuted at No. 3. It was 40 years ago when Ozzy hit his high point on the UK charts with Blizzard Of Ozz’ (which peaked at No. 7).

‘Ordinary Man’ featured a ‘who’s who’ of artists that helped the cause – the core of the studio band was Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) on drums. Also playing a large part on the album were, Elton John, Slash, Post Malone and Tom Morello.


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