J. Cole
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It’s a running joke that every J. Cole album will go double platinum with no features. In some ways, the joke is just that and in others, it’s a fact. This week, J. Cole’s latest album, KOD, took its first step on the journey to double platinum status. KOD is officially gold only a month after its release. In fact, KOD is the fastest of J. Cole’s albums to go platinum after reaching the feat in just twenty-four days

KOD’s gold certification comes as no surprise. The album reached the top spot on the Billboard 200 charts during its first week. At the end of April, J. Cole became the first artist to have three songs in the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. The project also broke Apple Music and Spotify single day streaming records with 64.5 million and 36.7 million streams respectively. Unfortunately, Cole’s Spotify record was broken later in the month with the release of Post Malone’s debut full-length album, Beerbongs and Bentley’s. Nevertheless, Cole’s Apple Music record remains intact for the time being.

Cole is not slowing down anytime soon. Yesterday, Cole released the full-length version of his in-depth interview with Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez. Cole will also be embarking on his KOD tour with Young Thug on August 9th in Miami, Florida. To top it all off, Cole will be spearheading the first ever Dreamville Festival on September 15th at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina.


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