On Sunday, February 5, Ozzy Osbourne was honored with two Grammy Awards for “Greatest Rock Album” (his first-ever win within the class) and “Greatest Steel Efficiency” from his vastly profitable and critically acclaimed “Affected person Quantity 9” album (Epic Data). This marks Osbourne‘s first solo Grammy wins in almost 30 years.
“I am one fortunate motherfucker to have gained the ‘Greatest Rock Album’ Grammy,” says Ozzy, now a five-time Grammy Award winner. “I used to be blessed to work with among the biggest musicians on the earth and Andrew Watt as my producer on this album. Successful the ‘Greatest Steel Efficiency’ was equally gratifying being that the track featured my longtime good friend and BLACK SABBATH bandmate, Tony Iommi.”
The “Affected person Quantity 9” album earned 4 Grammy nominations — marking essentially the most nominations Ozzy‘s ever acquired for a single album. The nominations included “Greatest Rock Efficiency” for “Affected person Quantity 9”, Ozzy Osbourne that includes Jeff Beck; “Greatest Steel Efficiency” for “Degradation Guidelines”, Ozzy Osbourne that includes Tony lommi; “Greatest Rock Music” For “Affected person Quantity 9”, John Osbourne, Chad Smith, Ali Tamposi, Robert Trujillo and Andrew Wotman, songwriters (Ozzy Osbourne that includes Jeff Beck); and “Greatest Rock Album” for “Affected person Quantity 9”.
The Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame inductee beforehand gained three Grammy Awards and acquired eight nominations. In 1993 Ozzy gained a solo Grammy Award for “Greatest Steel Efficiency” for “I Do not Need To Change The World” and two Grammys as a member of BLACK SABBATH for “Greatest Steel Efficiency” in 2000 for “Iron Man” and in 2013 for “Greatest Steel Efficiency” for “God Is Useless?” from “13”.
“Affected person Quantity 9” — launched in September and marking Ozzy‘s thirteenth solo studio album — set new profession highs for Ozzy. The critically acclaimed album topped his earlier chart entries with record-breaking numbers around the globe. Within the U.S., the album debuted at No. 1 on a number of charts: Prime Album Gross sales (Ozzy‘s first No. 1 ever on this chart),Prime Present Album Gross sales (one other first),Prime Rock & Various Albums, Prime Rock Albums, Prime Laborious Rock Albums, Prime Vinyl Albums and Tastemaker Albums charts; and at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Globally, the album charted at No. 1 in Canada (Ozzy‘s first-ever No. 1 there); career-high No. 2 entries within the U.Okay., Australia, Finland and Italy; No. 6 within the Netherlands and New Zealand; No. 8 in Belgium; and No. 14 France. Different highlights embody No. 2 in Austria, Germany and Sweden; No. 3 in Switzerland; and No. 4 in Norway.
Working with producer Andrew Watt for the second time, Ozzy welcomed a dynamic A-list featured friends on the album. For the primary time ever, BLACK SABBATH co-founder, guitarist, and riff-master Tony Iommi seems on an Ozzy solo album. The report additionally boasts guitarists Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mike McCready of PEARL JAM, and longstanding righthand man and six-string beast Zakk Wylde who performs on nearly all of the tracks. For the majority of the album, Chad Smith of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS held down drums, whereas the late Taylor Hawkins of FOO FIGHTERS seems on three songs. Previous good friend and one-time Ozzy bandmember Robert Trujillo of METALLICA performs bass on a lot of the album’s tracks, with Duff McKagan of GUNS N’ ROSES and Chris Chaney supplying bass on a couple of songs.
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