Ozzy Osbourne’s “Ordinary Man” album has been officially certified gold as of September 9 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales excessing that of half a million units.
The RIAA awards a gold honor for 500,000 units sold, a platinum honor for 1 million units sold and a diamond award for more than 10 million units sold.
In modern day streaming, each permanent digital album or physical album sale count as 1 unit for certification purposes, 10 permanent track downloads from the album count as 1 unit for certification purposes, and 1,500 on-demand audio and/or video streams from the album count as 1 unit. For songs, 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams count as 1 unit for certification purposes.
“Ordinary Man” dropped back in February 2020. The record was recorded in Los Angeles and features Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (GUNS N’ ROSES) on bass and Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) on drums. It also features guest appearances by Elton John, Post Malone and Tom Morello.