Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Ordinary Man’ Gets Certified Gold
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The Prince of Darkness Still Has It
Ozzy Osbourne’s twelfth studio album, “Ordinary Man”, was officially certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) on September 9 for selling more than half a million copies. Osbourne released the LP on February 21, 2020 – his first album in a decade as it followed 2010’s “Scream”.
“That whole album came out of nowhere, and it was so much fun,” Osbourne said at the time. “It was what I needed to get me out of my gloom and doom and my recovery.”
It was the first time Osbourne worked with producers Andrew Watt and Louis Bell. Before he went back to the recording studio, Osbourne spent most of 2019 at home, recuperating from a bad fall.
“I just was imploding emotionally,” he explained to Classic Rock magazine. “Lying on the couch every day, doing the same thing… you really get into your head – and your head never tells you anything nice. My head, anyways: ‘It’s over. You’re going to die… But then the album… well, it saved my life, you know?”
Meanwhile, Sharon Osbourne revealed in an interview on Daily Mail TV that a film on her and Ozzy’s tumultuous marriage was in the works, and she hoped it would begin filming by spring.