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J. Cole is making history! Becoming the only artist to earn a RIAA certification of a gold album with his 4 Your Eyez Only with no features in 2016’s 4th quarter, according to the RIAA. A certified gold album shows 500,000 units sold for his 4th studio album and now he is nearly reaching the certified platinum mark all with no features on his tracks.
This seems like a recurring trademark for the North Carolina rapper when he released his debut studio album, “Cole World: The Sideline Story” in 2011 when it struck at #1 on the Billboard 200 and certified platinum by the RIAA and as well with his last album “2014 Forest Hills Drive” hitting the charts as a certified platinum LP also with no features two years ago in 2015. This project also made history being the first album in 25 years to sell a million units with no featured artists on any of the tracks, and in time, going double platinum. It’s like the RIAA can’t stop giving those platinum titles to the self taught artist.
So now with the infamous Deja Vu rappers’ “4 Your Eyez Only” making it’s mark at the top of the charts on the Billboard’s 200 AND every single track of the 10 song tracklist hitting the Top 40 of the Hot 100 list, this comes to no surprise that he is nearly at the break of another platinum album to come very soon.
Looks like this artist can really carry his own flying solo making his voice be heard. Check out the recognition the RIAA gave Cole on their Twitter and Instagram below and make sure to listen to the #LiftOff every night from 7p-12a & Follow @J_Credible x @DjSourmilk on Twitter!
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