J. Cole was always a shoo-in for the top spot upon announcing new album ‘KOD.’
However, with the final numbers tallied, just how big did the set debut?
The answer awaits after the jump…
According to Hits Daily Double, the LP – which features cuts such as ‘ATM’ and ‘Kevin’s Heart’ – will open atop of the Billboard 200.
The project amassed the following first week:
[Sales Plus Streaming]
The feat sees Cole surpass Justin Timberlake‘s ‘Man Of The Woods’ to snatch the title of the year’s biggest debut. Long term, though, it’ll no doubt be angling for better longevity than JT’s set (which faded fast)
Echoing earlier sentiments, the pure sales are somewhat subpar for an artist of Cole’s stature and for Cole specifically (given past performance on that front).
Still, SPS is – at this point – the mass recognised metric. So, a win is a win…right?