J. Cole reigns once again on the Billboard 200. And this time it’s with his new album ‘The-Off Season.’
Full story, including the final numbers, below…
The Rap titan lives up to his billing on this week’s tally. Because he premiered at #1 with the hotly anticipated LP.
Cole’s feat was powered by combined U.S sales and streams amounting to 282,000 units
Streaming was a key driver because – from that sum – 243,000 was accrued via streams.
The album – which was supported by a like-titled documentary – earns the MC the second biggest launch of the year and is only bested by Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless’ (which opened with 291,000).
‘The Off-Season’ earns the honor of delivering the largest Hip-Hop sales debut of the year and also the largest streaming opening of the year too.