J. Cole Earns His First-Ever Platinum Album with '2014 Forest Hills Drive'


Despite the success of his first two studio albums, J. Cole has never released a platinum-selling album… until now. It took three tries, but J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive has sold more than a million copies.

Per Billboard:

J. Cole earns his first million-selling album in the U.S., as his chart-topping “2014 Forest Hills Drive” has surpassed a million copies sold, according to Nielsen Music. The set’s cumulative sales rose past the threshold in the week ending Sept. 3, as it sold another 6,000 copies, bringing its total to 1.004 million.

The album was released in December of 2014 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming his third consecutive No. 1. It continues to rules has the rapper’s biggest selling set. His previous album “Born Sinner” (released in 2013) has sold 747,000 while his first set, “Cole World: The Sideline Story” (released in 2011) has sold 772,000.

Congratulations, J. Cole!

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