The legendary Ozzy Osbourne has done it again! He has won the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album with his 13th solo studio album, Patient Number 9. The album’s lead single and title track, which features guest contributions from Jeff Beck, was also nominated in the Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance categories.
Producer Andrew Watt accepted the award on Osbourne’s behalf, giving shoutouts to the late Taylor Hawkins and Jeff Beck for their support of the album. The album’s “Degradation Rules,” which features Tony Iommi, took home the trophy for Best Metal Performance.
Patient Number 9 landed Osbourne at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart in September, becoming his seventh entry to the chart overall. This was a great accomplishment as he was up against some tough competition from The Black Keys (Dropout Boogie), Elvis Costello & The Imposters (The Boy Named If), Idles (Crawler), Machine Gun Kelly (Mainstream Sellout), and Spoon (Lucifer on the Sofa).
Unfortunately, Osbourne recently announced that he is likely finished touring. “Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way,” he revealed. “My team is currently coming up with ideas for where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.”
Despite this, Ozzy Osbourne is still going strong and will always be remembered as one of the greats. Congratulations to him on his Grammy win and all of his success! Be sure to follow along with all of Pitchfork’s coverage of the 2023 Grammy Awards.