On Monday, the RIAA announced that Cole's fifth full-length studio album has been certified Gold for selling 500,000 units.
Impressively, the 12-track album earned Gold certification in only 24 days, the shortest amount of time between release and certification of any of Cole's studio albums.
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By comparison, Cole's last album, the Platinum-certified 4 Your Eyez Only, earned Gold in 33 days, the 2x Platinum-certified 2014 Forest Hills Drive earned Gold in 44 days, the Platinum-certified Born Sinner earned Gold in 57 days, and the Platinum-certified Cole World: The Sideline Story earned Gold in 73 days.
In total, Cole now has 11 career song and album RIAA certifications—one Gold, 10 Platinum.