J Cole Scores The #1 Album In The Country Selling 217,000 In Its First Week
October 5, 2011 at 8:14 AM (PT)
Selling 217,000 copies, ROC NATION/COLUMBIA artist, J COLE has scored the #1 album in the country with his debut release "Cole World: The Sideline Story." It's the first debut album by a solo artist to debut in the #1 position in over 17 months. In addition, J COLE has scored the biggest digital album debut from a new artist since JANUARY 2010.
"J COLE's success is testament to amazing artist development and COLE’s hard work," said SHAWN "JAY Z" CARTER. "I want to congratulate him on a #1 album and more importantly a great body of work."
"J COLE personifies humility and grace with edge and depth. As an MC, his point of view speaks to and represents me. I'm proud and blessed to be a part of his journey!" added SONY/JIVE RECORDS Pres./Urban Music and BYSTORM ENTERTAINMENT CEO MARK PITTS.
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