Ozzy Osbourne's latest album, Prisoner Number 9, has debuted big across the Billboard charts. The set scored “The Prince Of Darkness” his first Number One hit on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and sailed to the top spot on the magazine's Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums, Top Current Album Sales, Tastemaker Albums, and Vinyl Albums charts.
Patient Number 9 also debuted at Number Three on the Billboard 200, selling 52,000 copies in its first week and hit Number Two in the UK — marking Ozzy's best-charting solo set to date in Britain.
The Ozz, who turns 74 in December, told us a while back that he never imagined being around this long: “Let me tell you, when I was 20 I was going, I'd go, 'I'm gonna die by 40.' And that was all right until I was 39-and-a-half.” (08: OC: . . . and a half)