Ozzy Osbourne's 'Ordinary Man' tops rock charts, breaks records and fans absolutely love it
Ozzy Osbourne's first solo album in ten years, 'Ordinary Man', has taken the triumphant position of the No. 1 rock album in the world, topping multiple charts within only the first week of its release.
In the US, the critically-acclaimed LP entered the Billboard charts at No. 3 on the Top 200 chart, No. 2 on the Top Album Sales chart which made it Osbourne's highest-charting album ever on the tally, surpassing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer's No. 3 peak with 'Black Rain'. Also, as many Osbourne fans might have anticipated, 'Ordinary Man' hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart.
Arriving ahead of his 'Scream' which was placed at No. 4 in 2010, Osbourne's new album marks his fifth consecutive Top 5 entry and sixth Top 10 entry on the Top 200 chart.
The new record has entered the Top Ten slot in the charts in seven countries, making it the highest-charting album of the rock legend's career.
Debuting at No. 3 on the UK chart, it broke Osbourne's previous peak on the charts 40 years ago for 'Blizzard of Ozz' which peaked at No. 7. He has also overthrown his highest chart position in Australia, debuting at No. 4 and achieving the Top 10 there for the first time in his career. The same goes for Germany as well, where he came in at No. 2. 'Ordinary Man' earned Top Ten wins in Sweden at No. 1, in the U.S. at No. 3, and in both Italy and Ireland he landed No. 6.
On February 20 on the eve of the album's release, in celebration of its arrival, Osbourne launched a worldwide one-day tattoo sale event where he premiered it simultaneously at tattoo parlors in 57 cities around the world. Osbourne's event made history as the largest multi-city album release even in rock 'n' roll history. More than 3,000 fans from around the world received exclusive Ozzy Osbourne-inspired tattoos created specifically for the event where they got to hear the album for the first time.
Osbourne had said: "To say that I'm honored is not enough. I'm truly blown away that 3,000 people got Ozzy-inspired tattoos."
Fans of the rock 'n' roll titan congratulated Osbourne for his No. 1 rock album victory on Twitter. Numerous cheers were given saying, "Yeah, Ozzy!! Rock on, brotha!" and "Congratulations Oz good medicine for your soul" and "So Fe**ing AWESOME Go Ozzy (sic)". One fan says "Proud to call you my idol".
Many shared their appreciation for the new music. One fan says, "I have it and love it! Ozzy will never lose his greatness!" and another says, "It’s a very enjoyable album - not surprised it’s doing well". One fan already had his sword and shield up in defense of Osbourne in case the album received any hate, saying, "I knew it would. Take that you haters that dont like this album. IT ROCKS!"
Read a review on 'Ordinary Man' here.