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Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Patient Number 9’ Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Hard Rock Songs Chart

The song, which features Jeff Beck, also jumps to the top 10 of Mainstream Rock Airplay.

Ozzy Osbourne hits No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Hard Rock Songs chart for the first time with “Patient Number 9,” featuring guitarist Jeff Beck, which debuts atop the list dated July 9.

In the June 24-30 tracking week, “Patient” earned 2.2 million radio audience impressions, 1.4 million official U.S. streams and 1,800 downloads sold, according to Luminate.

As Osbourne tops Hot Hard Rock Songs, which began in June 2020, he eclipses his prior No. 7 best, achieved with “Ordinary Man,” featuring Elton John, also in June 2020. Beck reigns in his first appearance on the ranking.


Concurrently, “Patient” achieves debuts of Nos. 17 and 22 on Hot Rock Songs and Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, respectively.

The track also leaps 21-12 on Rock & Alternative Airplay following its first full week of tracking for the survey (June 27-July 3; it was released June 24).

“Patient” vaults 20-9 on the plays-based Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, becoming Osbourne’s 20th top 10 as a solo artist and his first since “Ordinary Man” (No. 7, May 2020). Beck adds his third top 10 and first since his Seal collab “Manic Depression,” which reached No. 10 in February 1994. Beck’s 28-year, five-month and one-week gap between top 10s is the longest in the chart’s 41-year history, passing the 27-year, seven-month and three-week break for Elton John between his own “Runaway Train,” featuring Eric Clapton (which last ranked in the top 10 on Sept. 12, 1992), and his feature on Osbourne’s “Ordinary Man” (May 2, 2020).

“Patient” debuts at No. 1 on Hard Rock Digital Song Sales, becoming the fifth solo ruler for Osbourne, the legendary former Black Sabbath vocalist, and the first for Beck.

Patient Number 9, Osbourne’s 13th solo studio album, is due Sept. 9. Its predecessor, Ordinary Man, debuted at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts in March 2020 and has earned 704,000 equivalent album units to date.