J. Cole Reveals ‘Born Sinner’ Covers / Set For Chart Showdown With Kanye West & Kelly Rowland

Published: Monday 20th May 2013 by Sam

It’s been a long time coming, but change is finally nigh for J. Cole’s sophomore set, ‘Born Sinner’.

Delayed in earnest, the ‘Power Trip’ led project was recently pencilled in for a June 25th release date. However, the Roc Nation star has not only unwrapped the album’s cover(s), he has announced a new arrival date – the same as Kanye West‘s ‘Yeezus’ and Kelly Rowland‘s ‘Talk A Good Game’.

Details and deluxe cover after the jump…

June 18th is the project’s new due date and, whether intentional or otherwise, Cole has ensured it’s now one of Urban music’s most action packed days at retail this year. Perhaps all three LP’s will benefit from having the visibility of being stacked next to one another. Then again, we are in a recession and we’re not sure the days of buying three albums at once is a reality the average shopper still counts as part of their present-day reality.

In any case, we digress…

Of the album’s covers; the standard (above) depicts what appears to be the gates to heaven, while the deluxe below juxtaposes the  a dark devil with a pure white background.

Messages, messages, messages, we just hope both the actual album delivers and is backed in a way that sees him finally garner the attention he deserves.


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  1. WE LOVE YOU KELLY!!! May 20, 2013

    TALK A GOOD GAME – June 18

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  2. Heauxsitdown May 20, 2013

    My Predictions:

    Kanye will come out on top with maybe 300k.
    J. Cole will follow up with about 200k.
    Kelly will round out the top 3 (or 5) with around 60-70k.

    I love me some Kanye & J. Cole! Kelly hasn’t sold me with her music yet.

    • HIVE May 20, 2013


  3. King B>Rihanna May 20, 2013

    i buying my hubby J.Cole album.PREFER THE DELUXE COVER.

    I cannot take Kanye and his political statements wheN he’s dating someone who is the picture of everything wrong with the world.

    i’m buying TAGG.

  4. Kim Kardashian Stan May 20, 2013

    Kelly will sell 75k
    Kanye probably around 250 – 280k
    J.cole 160k

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 20, 2013

      Kanye 500+ honey

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 20, 2013

      Kelly 70k; yeezy 500k+ j cole 40k.

  5. Cici Slaaaaaays May 20, 2013

    Kelly will sell the less….kiiiiii

    • Cici Slaaaaaays Slayer May 20, 2013

      She’ll sell more than CIARA

    • JEQUATTA May 20, 2013

      And CICI will sell lesser than less! #DOUBLE KIII!!!

  6. DOSSOME May 20, 2013

    How original *in my bianca voice* …Oh & these religious gimmicks are tired now.next

    • MC May 20, 2013

      YAS, Bianca is so fierce, she needs to come back.

      • DOSSOME May 20, 2013

        Her interview with Mariah still cracks me up…Some lambs on youtube were echoing your sentiments

  7. T May 20, 2013

    Getting that album ASAP!

  8. My Forehead Tho May 20, 2013

    J. Cole NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    If I had to chose between the two, I would choose Cole’s without hesitation. But he’s so underrated right now that he needs all the exposure that he can get. Almost every award show, MC Hottest list etc. is sleeping on him. Going up against a music veteran who’s in his same genre will only take away from him, especially when that music veteran is expected to drop his best album in years.

  9. EdwardPonton May 20, 2013

    Dang Kelly in that HEAT! But it’s all about longevity, garnering new fans, and providing a great album which I know both Kanye and Cole will do. Something tells me at least 1 of the 3 will move their album date. But if not my predictions are:

    1) Kanye: 433,000 copies first week
    2) J. Cole 166,000 copies first week
    3) Kelly Rowland 109,000 copies first week

    Kelly >>>>

  10. Super Cisus May 20, 2013

    Kanye and J. Cole will slay. Kelly will FLOP

    • adan May 20, 2013

      Ciara Fan

    • Rated Real May 20, 2013

      But you Stan for the biggest flop

    • ROSA ACOSTA May 20, 2013

      CIARA – 30K

      • #DirtyLaundry May 20, 2013

        More like 10k kiiii

  11. RihNaj May 20, 2013

    I really dont know why these biitches moving there albums dates to kellys ¬_¬

    I wanted kelly to get that #1 spot but i guess we’ll have to wait for another album to do so sighs….

  12. Mimi Carey May 20, 2013

    Kanye 350k
    Kelly 98k
    J.cole 180k

  13. adan May 20, 2013

    Jcole 200k
    Kanye 250k
    Kelly 100k

  14. RihNaj May 20, 2013

    Im getting all 3!!!

    Wanted to see Kelly at the top spot tho!! these nigguhs be tripping… ¬_¬

  15. ROSA ACOSTA May 20, 2013

    KANYE: 350K
    JCOLE: 195K
    KELLY: 55K

  16. IslandBoi242 May 20, 2013

    As long as Kelly sells over 100k i will be happy because i want her to win really bad

  17. Super Cisus May 20, 2013

    You Rowland Stone f*** keep bringing up Queen CiCi, but BP charted higher than Ice, KDL and Floppy Laundry. OOOOOP!

    • david May 20, 2013



      Ciara Body Flop

    • #DirtyLaundry May 20, 2013

      B**** Ciara will sell 22k first week deal you bitter b**** Ciara will forever be IRRELEVANT& A FLOP

    • IslandBoi242 May 20, 2013

      at least Kelly got hype and anticipation the only reason they bought body party was cause future

    • Heauxsitdown May 20, 2013

      Why are Ciara fans always throwing shade at Kelly? Like your girl isn’t 1/2 flop away from irrelevancy…

    • MUSTOLO May 20, 2013

      Ciara ain’t no damn queen. It took her 10 singles to finally get one half decent one. Kelly has at least made an impact with all of her released singles.

    • MUSTOLO May 20, 2013

      Flop me good
      Body Flop

  18. david May 20, 2013

    Kanye 320k

    j cole 120 k

    Kelly rowland 95 k

  19. Rated Real May 20, 2013

    Kanye 400k
    J.cole 250k
    Kelly 70k

  20. Alex May 20, 2013

    As long as Kelly sells 90k+ I’m happy!

  21. #DirtyLaundry May 20, 2013

    Kelly – 210K

    Jcole – 145K

    Kanye – 360K

  22. Queen Barb May 20, 2013

    Jcole 180K
    Kelly 60K
    Kanye 550K

  23. the real xoxo May 20, 2013

    all 3 albums will be good.
    I am definitely buying Kanye’s, dunno about the other 2.

  24. JuanR May 20, 2013

    I was really excited to see Kelly on top of the Billboard 200, well…

    • Princess Kelz May 20, 2013

      Have Faith

  25. the real xoxo May 20, 2013

    i remember a time where an album was judged by how good it was, not by it’s first week sales.
    no wonder music is so disposably nowadays.

    • She May 20, 2013

      So far only Jay Cole shows potential of having a decent album, hes the only artist out of the three to show he got any kind of sense.

  26. Princess Kelz May 20, 2013

    Kelly Rowland 225k

    J.Cole 196k

    Kanye West 480k

  27. trida May 20, 2013

    F*** what yall saying I am buying Miss Kelly album. She got Wiz Kalifs,Wale,Pusha T, Pharelle,Beyonce! Queen B and Michelle. Yall trippin. and just for making me cry from listening to Dirty Laundry. Everyone else is feeling KellySo hard.. Yall just the outkast I was with my cousin and his girl I swear they played kisses down low 3 times back to back at the beach. Everyone out side the net seem to bop with kelly yall lames with no lives seem to be the onlyOnes not feeling baby girl..lol

    Im proud of her she bee killing RADIO airplay all by herself lately, no features.
    She deserves the support.

  28. Stenna May 20, 2013

    Jay Z sent out the big guns to put Kelly right back in her box…..who knew Kanye was working on music? anybody? Jay Cole and this sudden 4 week from not release?

  29. Stenna May 20, 2013

    Kelly needs to scrap this album and being a judge on X Factor. Simon obviously only has her there to make up the number and because all the other big names said no, that tweet he sent out about “think Beyonce or Pink when auditioning”, that should have been enough shade for Kelly to pack up her self respect and say “laterz”.

  30. Delusional Kelly fans May 20, 2013

    Lmaooooo Kelly will sell no more than 72k

    Kanye will debut at #1 with 400k
    J Cole will open with 215k

    • adan May 20, 2013


      is boring

  31. trida May 20, 2013

    Yall were the same ones saying that dirty laundry would get play on the radio.
    Could some post todays update on dirty laundry.

  32. pat May 20, 2013

    can’t wait for kelly and j cole….dont know about kanye just yet (side eye)

  33. Rowland on that good s*** May 20, 2013

    Talk a good game 180k

    Yeezus 375k

    Born Sinner 200k

  34. B2B May 20, 2013

    Hot damn atleast black artist will dominate the top 3 on BB200!!!I will most defiantly be buying Kanye West album because I think the old Kanye back & he ALWAYS delivers *plays all falls down*

  35. B2B May 20, 2013

    Isn’t wale dropping on 6/25 as well…

    • Slaymi Slayvoto May 20, 2013

      95k first week

  36. Rowland Stone May 20, 2013

    KELLY – 500k – 900k
    KANYE – 300k

    • Slaymi Slayvoto May 20, 2013

      Kelly won’t even sell 500k overall, let alone in the first week. She will sell around 80k if she promotes. If she doesn’t, 65k has her name written all over it.

  37. yea whateva May 20, 2013

    Kanye: 200- 350k
    J.Cole: 120-175k
    Kelly Rowland: 65-70k or less

  38. Slaymi Slayvoto May 20, 2013

    Kanye – 300k
    J Cole – 150k
    K Row – 65k


    I’m listening to Mariah’s debut album. #loveit. But anyway, THERE’S GOT TO BE AWAY for Kelly to come out on top this time. She’s so talented and i’d hate to see her go VANISHING on the charts. SOMEDAY, hopefully, she’ll get the recognition she deserves and not just be seen as the other girl from Destiny’s Child.

  40. MUSTOLO May 20, 2013

    Dammit….I really hope this doesn’t have too much of an impact on Kellys’ album sales. This sounds promising. I knew Here I Am would flop, but this time she’s getting it right.

    Kelly- Around 115,000
    Kanye- Around 300,000
    J. Cole- I’m thinking less than or around 130,000

    I wanted Kellys numbers to be higher, but I’m trying to be realistic about it.

  41. KEY May 20, 2013

    Csquad really tried coming for Kelly when their fave debuted at 37,000. Now sit.

    • JER May 21, 2013

      You better go in sis! C-error’s new album sales are going to be giving Nelly Furtado T’s and thats with 4 singles. Smh

  42. JER May 20, 2013

    Showdown? Didn’t his last album get oustold by BeYAWNce 10:1?

  43. CiCi fan May 21, 2013

    J COle – 120,000- 140,000

    Kanye – 170,000 – 210,000 ( abandoned his fanbase)

    kelly = 72,000 – 98,000

  44. Blaskkupid May 21, 2013

    Jay_z is obviously aiding bey to keep her claws
    Locked on kellys troath! I mean each time the girl
    Generates major buzz, bey and her ppl are up in arms
    Dirty laundry was all over the net & B4 u know it
    Her pregnancy rumors took over, now her album is coming out
    June 18 with ppl hopeing that she has a close chance of
    Topping BB200. Jay & Bey are now moving their goons
    Album to over shadow hers! Where were all dis f***
    All this while?

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