J Cole Seizes #1 Album, Outsells Mr West!!
We have his album but haven’t gotten the chance to spin it just yet but Cole moved another 58,000 units last week, enough to move both Wale and the iconic, Kanye West aside! Expect mentor, Jay-Z to replace his Roc prodigy at #1 with Samsung purchasing a million copies of “The Magna Carta..Holy Grail” and the set moving nearly 500,000 units on it’s own.. Billboard reports the following:
While J. Cole’s “Born Sinner” was initially blocked from No. 1 on the Billboard 200, he celebrates his second No. 1 this week. In its third week on the chart, “Born Sinner” rises 2-1 with 58,000 sold (down 32%, according to Nielsen SoundScan).
The set spent its first two weeks at No. 2—first stuck behind an also-debuting “Yeezus” from Kanye West, and then lodged behind Wale’s “The Gifted” a week ago. To date, “Born Sinner” has sold 439,000 copies, this week surpassing the cumulative sum of his original competition, “Yeezus” (431,000).