Monday, June 17, 2024

Ozzy Osbourne Gets Physical: Second New Album in 2 Years Selling Like Crazy, But Not Streaming, Just CDs, LPs, Downloads


Ozzy Osbourne is having a Renaissance.

His second solo album in less than two years, “Patient Number 9,” is a hit. Released last Friday, the album will sell 63,000 copies by Friday according to

Ozzy’s last album. “Ordinary Man,” sold 77,000 in its first week back in February 2020.

The amazing thing about all this is that Ozzy’s last album before “Ordinary Man” was released back in 2010. His fans lasted a whole decade and never forgot him!

Ozzy, who suffers from neurological issues, is nonetheless on tour. He’s 73 and nothing will stop him. Last night he played the LA Rams season opener (see below) and killed it.

As has been previously noted, Ozzy, famous manager wife Sharon, and their family are moving back to the UK to film a documentary series. They know who their fans are, and those fans loved their old MTV show.

Ozzy’s place in the record biz is old school, too. Of those 63,000 copies, only 4,000 are coming from streaming. He’s selling CDs, LPs, and downloads. His audience wants to own the music, not just flip through it.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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