Keith Caufield of Billboard reports:

Ozzy Osbourne achieves his first number on on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, as his latest studio effort, Patient Number 9, debuts atop the 31-year-old tally. It sold 52,500 copies in the U.S. in the week ending September 15th, according to Luminate. The album also opens at number one on Billboard’s Top Rock & Alternative AlbumsTop Rock AlbumsTop Hard Rock Albums, Top Current Album SalesTastemaker Albums and Vinyl Albums.

Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. The chart’s history dates back to May 25th, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now Luminate. Pure album sales were the sole measurement utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart through the list dated Dec. 6th, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that blends album sales with track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units.

Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums rank the week’s most popular rock and alternative, rock, and hard rock releases, respectively, by equivalent album units. Top Current Album Sales lists the week’s top-selling current albums (excluding older albums, referred to as catalog). Tastemaker Albums ranks the week’s best-selling albums at independent and small chain record stores. Vinyl Albums tallies the top-selling vinyl albums of the week.

Patient Number 9 is Osbourne’s seventh top 10 on the Top Album Sales chart, dating to its 1991 launch. He previously visited the top 10 with Ordinary Man (No. 2 in 2020), Scream (No. 4, 2010), Black Rain (No. 3, 2007), Down to Earth (No. 4, 2001), Ozzmosis (No. 4, 1995) and No More Tears (No. 7, 1991).

Osbourne’s solo chart history across all of Billboard’s began in 1981, when Blizzard of Ozz bowed on the Billboard 200 dated April 18th, 1981, later peaking at No. 21 in August of that year. Before that, the band Black Sabbath, which included Osbourne, made its Billboard chart debut on Aug. 29th, 1970, on the Billboard 200 with its self-titled album, later peaking at No. 23 that December.

Of Patient Number 9’s 52,500 copies sold in its first week, physical sales comprise 44,500 (16,500 on vinyl; 27,500 on CD; and 500 on cassette) and digital downloads comprise 8,000.

The album also starts at No. 1 on Vinyl Albums with 16,500 sold – Osbourne’s biggest sales week for a vinyl album since Luminate began tracking sales in 1991. The album was available in multiple vinyl color variants exclusively sold through the artist’s official webstore, independent record stores, Amazon, Revolver, Target and Walmart, as well as a picture disc exclusive to Urban Outfitters. Additionally, The Patient album was sold in a deluxe packages containing either a vinyl LP or a CD and a Patient Number 9 comic book.

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    1. Very well said Mr. Stanley! On this cd there are either catchy ass hell songs or heavy songs that you just want to crank your stereo up!! The best 12 bucks that I spent in a long time!

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