J.Cole’s ‘Cole World’ Certified Gold


Roc Nation hasn’t had much to celebrate this week- you know- with Rihanna‘s first week sales and all.

However, today saw news that will be sure to lift the moods of any Rap enthusiast keeping track of J.Cole‘s debut album ‘Cole World: The Sideline Story’.

Raise your glasses people, because nine weeks after the album’s release it has been certified Gold in the US.


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Peaking at #1 and with over 500,000 units sold, the LP received its certification just days after the performer discovered he was nominated in the Best New Artist category at the 2012 Grammy Awards.



Though some would point out that Drake‘s ‘Take Care‘ sold more in one week than ‘Cole World’ sold in nine, there is no denying that this is an impressive feat for the ‘Who Dat‘ maestro.

Well done!


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  1. Malibu Barbie December 2, 2011

    drake sold more because young money buys their artists first week sales ANWAYS.
    Congratulations J.COLE im still mad at you for ruining “Buyou” and “Party”

  2. AuntieJackie December 2, 2011

    He’s doing great. J.Cole is a rapper, not a pop-rapper or pop-singer like Drake can be. He’s not trying, on purpose, to cross-over. So, that is an OUTSTANDING feat for him.

  3. Get Real December 2, 2011

    But he reached gold with a good solid debut album, hard work, and a good attitude. Congrats man.

  4. dontbesilly December 2, 2011

    Malibu you are stupid.

    Why would Young Money cheat themselves by buying the records they PAY to have released, think about it.

    A CD costs $1 to make but retails for $10, so if YM were buying their OWN artists records, they’d be putting themselves at a loss of $9 for every copy they bought, do you think Baby would be as wealthy as he was if he was really doing this.

    It makes no sense, there isnt a scenario out there which supports that idiotic claim.

    Drake sells because he isPop star posing a Rapper and Nicki sells for the same reason, that doesnt make them bad rappers-theyre very good- but it is what it is. Thats what make them so commercially viable

  5. Theman December 2, 2011

    Nobody is pointing out what Drake sold. Drake has nothing to do with him.J.Cole sticks strickly to rapping. He isn’t a pop/rapper. Congrats to him this is pretty good.

  6. RealMusic December 2, 2011

    Great Job. I’m really starting to dig J.Cole

  7. jamir21 December 2, 2011

    Always gotta bring up Rihanna uh SAMANTHA !

  8. xd December 2, 2011

    I wonder why That S*** Juice didn’t said that Rihanna is #1 WW with TTT…

  9. Marquis December 2, 2011

    I Like Drake But So What! If Drake Went Gold The 1st Week! He Has Nothing To Do With J Cole! . J Cole Is Not A Pop Rapper N Still Shitting On People. #TeamJCole Congrats! Cole I Love You! n The Single Workout Will Be Gold Soon Also! : DDD

  10. Girrrl December 2, 2011

    You are talking about album sales but you are a Kelly rowland stan.

  11. MISHKA December 2, 2011

    Congrats Jermaine! Drake gets on my nerve but he’s doing his thing.

    Overall, that only means ONE thing :

    In 2013 it’s SHOWDOWN for those two milky way rappers, from BET Awards 2012 to Grammys 2013 !!!

    It’s gonna be fun.

  12. Love. December 2, 2011

    sooo proud of J. Cole!!!
    he deserves all of the success he’s getting.
    stay blessed!

  13. Justathought December 2, 2011

    Congrats Cole. You worked hard for it.

  14. YOOSONDALOOSE December 2, 2011

    Congrats to him!
    Decent rapper, but TBH I haven’t bought the album. Should I? Is it good?

  15. Anna December 3, 2011

    Good for him! It’s well deserved!!

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