J. Cole notched his sixth No. 1 as The Off-Season topped the Billboard 200 with 282,000 units earned.
The album, earned the highest first week sales for a Hip Hop album in 2021 and is the most-streamed Hip Hop release of 2021 with an estimated 325 million on-demand streams.
“Sending a thank you from Rwanda!” he wrote. “#1 album, I appreciate the love, i heard the noise from out here. the off-season means keep pushing yourself, I will do the same.”
The Off-Season is J. Cole’s fourth consecutive No. 1 album.
Elsewhere on the chart, Nicki Minaj’s Beam Me Up Scotty debuted at No. 2, Moneybagg Yo’s A Gangsta’s Pain slips from No. 1 to No. 3 and Pop Smoke’s Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon sits at No. 10.
J. Cole's "i n t e r l u d e" debuted in the top ten!
J. Cole managed to grab the #8 spot with "i n t e r l u d e."
Recently, Cole made his pro debut on the basketball court!
He appeared in the Basketball Africa League playing for the Patriots Basketball Club in Rwanda.
Cole, registered three points, three rebounds, and two assists in nearly 18 minutes of action.
Cole scored his first points on a putback layup in the first quarter and scored a technical free throw in the second quarter. Cole has long had aspirations of becoming a pro, when he was a standout in high school, then a walk-on at St. John University.
In the meantime Cole has also delivered guest verses on Gang Starr’s “Family and Loyalty,” Ty Dolla $ign’s “Purple Emoji,” Young Thug’s “The London,” and 21 Savage’s “a lot,” which earned him a 2020 Grammy.
J. Cole says his new album is his greatest body of work to date.
According to Cozz, it's Cole's best work ever.
"No cap though from what I’ve heard so far this cole best shit to date," tweeted Cozz.
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