In the past couple of years, the diamond on the Roc-A-Fella chain for Roc Nation and Dreamville emcee J. Cole has shined about the brightest it has at almost any point in the young emcee’s career thus far. The Fayetteville native’s ascenion to the top of the Billboard charts being a huge reason why.
As earlier today Cole topped the Billboard 200 chart with the No. 1 album in the country by moving 492,000 equivalent units and 363,000 in traditional album sales for his latest release, 4 Your Eyes Only. Thus giving him his fourth chart-topper of his career and according to Nielsen Music, the third-biggest debut of the year.
Ironically enough the Dreamville reps strong showing, gave The Weeknd’s latest chart-topper, Beauty Behind the Madness, only a couple of weeks as the third-biggest debut of the year, before it was topped. As it entered the charts with a very strong showing of it’s own, just a few short weeks ago. Drake’s Views and Beyoncé’s LEMONADE still being the two highest debut’s of the year and like they more than likely wouldn’t be topped at any point in the final weeks of the year.
That’s still a huge feat for Cole, Roc Nation and Dreamville, who have all for the most part had really huge years on the charts. So congrats to Cole and company on the great opening and continued success. Look for Cole’s fellow Roc Nation labelmates The LOX, to possibly enter the charts in the next week with their long-awaited comeback release and Roc label debut, Filthy America… It’s Beautiful.