7 years ago today, J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” debuted at #1 on Billboard Chart.
Earlier this year, J. Cole celebrated the seventh anniversary of his multi-platinum album “2014 Forest Hills Drive”, and now it’s been seven years since the project topped the Billboard 200 charts. The album moved 353,000 equivalent units in the first week on US Billboard 200. The album still dominating the Billboard, as it has never left the charts and is still in the top 100.
The album was supported by four singles, “Apparently”, “Wet Dreamz”, “No Role Modelz” and “Love Yourz”. The project was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards, while “Apparently” bagged a nomination for Best Rap Performance.
The album sold one million copies by September 2015 and started the internet memes of J. Cole going platinum without any features. In May 2019, the project was certified triple platinum by RIAA.
J. Cole’s latest album “The Off-Season” debuted at #1 on Billboard 200 and is one of the top-selling projects of 2021. The album which went platinumearlier this month is also nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2022 Grammy Awards.