J. Cole Just Earned His First-Ever Top 10 Billboard Hit

He also joins Drake and DMX with another impressive new charting milestone.

In addition to being the third biggest debut of 2016, J. Cole's new album, 4 Your Eyez Only, has put him in some exclusive company. By charting at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 this week, Cole now joins Drake and DMX as the only rap artists to reach the No. 1 spot with their first four full-length releases.

Additionally, 4 Your Eyez Only becomes just the third album to surpass 100k streaming equivalent album units in a single week in the US. 

As for the material that makes up the about-to-be-Gold-certified album, standout selection (that you may or may not be sick of already) "Deja Vu," produced by Vinylz, Boi-1da, Velous and Ron Gilmore, is slated to premiere at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Cole's first ever Top 10 record on the chart. His previous high-water mark was for "Work Out," which peaked at No. 13 in January of 2012. In total, all ten tracks on 4 Your Eyez Only will debut on the Hot 100.

Based on these impressive numbers, it would appear Cole aced his own class. Job well done.

Note: All data provided by Chart Data.


By DJ Z, who loves to argue with you on Twitter.

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