Ozzy Osbourne’s latest album, Patient Number 9, which was an instant success when it dropped in September, received four Grammy nominations.
However, according to American Songwriter, the rock icon welcomed the album’s multiple Grammy nominations in shock.
“The whole thing shocked me,” he outlet quoted him as telling Billboard after the news that his album is dotting many of the prestigious ceremony’s rock categories.
He is being recognized for this year’s Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance, and Best Metal Performance.
He continued, “I mean, if I won anything for the album I’ll be floored.
“That’s what I like about the business,” he said of being pleasantly stunned by the acclaim. “It’s never short of—I love surprises.”
When asked if he would be preparing a speech in anticipation of a win, he told the outlet, “I’m not good at making speeches. I always end up saying it twice or blowing it or whatever. I’m sure my wife [Sharon] will have it worked out. Behind me is my wife. My wife pulls my strings.”
Patient Number 9 marks the rocker’s 13th solo endeavor. It’s all Ozzy—a dark, ominous, heavy-hitter that reverberates rock to the core. The album boasts big names like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Duff McKagan, and the late Taylor Hawkins to name a few.
Osbourne’s former-bandmate, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, also appears on the project.