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Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Patient Number 9’ Is His Third Straight Rock Albums Chart Ruler

The set follows 2020's Ordinary Man and 2010's Scream.

Ozzy Osbourne‘s Patient Number 9 launches as the rock icon’s third consecutive No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Rock & Alternative Albums chart, debuting atop the Sept. 24-dated survey.

The set starts with 56,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week ending Sept. 15, according to Luminate, with 52,000 units via album sales.

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As previously reported, the latter count also sparks the LP’s arrival at No. 1 on Top Album Sales, where it’s Osbourne’s first solo leader. (Black Sabbath, with Osbourne as a member, crowned the tally for a week in 2013 with 13.)

Patient Number 9 follows the Top Rock & Alternative Albums reigns of Osbourne’s Ordinary Man in 2020 and Scream in 2010. (Black Sabbath’s 13 also led the list.)

All four titles also led Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums.

On the all-genre Billboard 200, the new star-studded set starts at No. 3, tying Osbourne’s best solo rank, previously set by Ordinary Man and 2007’s Black Rain. (Black Sabbath’s 13 hit No. 1.) The new album features guests including Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, Mike McCready, Jeff Beck and Zakk Wylde.

Speaking of Clapton, his turn on the album, “One of Those Days,” debuts at No. 18 on the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs chart and No. 26 on Mainstream Rock Airplay. In the tracking week ending Sept. 15, the song drew 934,000 official streams, 580,000 radio audience impressions and sold 500 downloads in the U.S.

The album’s title-track lead single, featuring Beck, leaps 15-8 on Hot Hard Rock Songs (1.5 million audience impressions, 864,000 streams). It crowned that tally for a week in July and Mainstream Rock Airplay for three weeks beginning that month.