Last month, Ozzy Osbourne dropped his greatest album in decades, Ordinary Man. It also marks the highest-charting full-length record of his career. The record debuted at No. 3 on the Overall Billboard 200 chart and also came in at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Album Chart.
Ordinary Man swept the charts internationally, cracking the Top 10 album charts in Australia, the UK, Sweden, Germany, Italy and Ireland. In the United States, the album achieved 77,000 equivalent album units, 65,000 of those were pure album sales.
After the year from hell, we’re glad that everything’s coming up for the Godfather of Heavy Metal. Ozzy is seemingly so invigorated by the response from Ordinary Man that he’s already plotting a follow-up album.
In an interview with iHeart Radio‘s Eddie Pappani, Osbourne stated, “I’m hoping that next month I’ll go and do another album with Andrew [Watt, producer of Ordinary Man].” Jovially adding, “I might as well, while I’m not doing gigs.”
Last month, Ozzy was forced to cancel his scheduled 2020 North American tour dates. Osbourne cited needing to take time to recover from the slew of ailments he’s been suffering from over the past year. Last year, Osbourne was forced to cancel shows after he contracted what turned out to be a potentially-deadly staph infection. Sadly, the bad news kept on coming, with the rocker contracting the flu, and then pneumonia, and eventually being forced to not only cancel his Australian appearances, but also the entirety of his 2019 tour following a fall.