According to Billboard.com, Cole is the first solo artist to debut at number one in over a year.
Cole is a member of the Roc Nation/Columbia collaboration. He was also the first artist Jay-Z signed to his label.
Ahead of the young rapper’s release, he put out a myriad of mixtapes that brought him tons of attention — all of which were building up to this point.
Congratulations to J. Cole on all his success!