Ozzy Osbourne has debuted the video for ‘Ordinary Man’, his song with Elton John.
The video was produced by Sharon Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, Peter Glowski, R. Greg Johnston, Stephen Lee Carr and directed by Carr.
The video features historic footage of Ozzy and Black Sababath with personal family photos throughout the video.
‘Ordinary Man’ is the title track from Ozzy’s 12th album which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. This marks his fifth consecutive Top 5 entry and sixth Top 10 entry on the respective chart. It also places ahead of his most recent offering, SCREAM, which arrived at #4 in 2010.
ORDINARY MAN has also captured #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart, making it the number one rock album in the world! Additionally, it ascends to #2 on the Billboard Albums Chart (Pure Album Sales), making for his highest entry. Overseas, he shattered various records. It became his highest solo debut ever in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Italy and Austria in addition to being his second #1 in Sweden.
Right out of the gate, this opus earned some of the best reviews of OZZY’s five-decade career. Variety called it, “an almost Bowie-‘Blackstar’-like farewell to friends and fans” and concluded, “With a really good—even at times great—album, OZZY OSBOURNE shows off, at the very least, that he’ll never be ordinary.” Forbes dubbed it, “a truly impressive one that deepens OSBOURNE’s sentimental place in rock and metal music.” Rolling Stone wrote, “Decades after he howled out ‘Oh, please, God, help me’ on ‘Black Sabbath,’ OZZY is still bravely confronting the dark side as only he can.” Consequence of Sound put it best, “There’s light still shining on the Prince of Darkness.”
To celebrate the arrival of ORDINARY MAN, Ozzy made history by launching the largest global tattoo sale and album listening event ever across 50 cities worldwide. Fans heard the record before anyone and were the first to choose from a collection of exclusive OZZY-inspired tattoo designs. He also returned to the world-famous Amoeba Records inHollywood, CA on release day for a packed singing.
Thank you to everyone who came down to @AmoebaMusic yesterday! #ozzy #ordinaryman pic.twitter.com/4feKSHQ9CJ
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) February 22, 2020
ORDINARY MAN marks OSBOURNE’s first new solo music in almost 10 years.Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Get the album here.
Next up, Ozzy will release the music video for “Scary Little Green Men” starring none other than Jason Momoa [Aquaman].