J Cole Debuts At No1 on Billboard
Four years ago J.Cole released his first mixtape 'The Come Up Mixtape Vol. 1' introducing him in the hip-hop scene. Eventually he got picked up by a major label and released his first full-length album last week. Using the the on- and offline marketing channels very effectively they managed to create a buzz which has led to debuting at the #1 album chart. It seems a new star has been born but it might too early to say that. Do not forget to go check him out while he is touring.
Artist: J Cole
Title: Cole World: The Sideline Story
Release date: 09/27/11
Label: Roc Nation/ Columbia
Buy at: Amazon
“J Cole’s success is testament to amazing artist development and Cole’s hard work,” stated Shawn “JAY Z “Carter. “I want to congratulate him on a #1 album and more importantly a great body of work.”
"J Cole personifies humility and grace with edge and depth. As an MC, his point of view speaks to and represents me. I’m proud and blessed to be a part of his journey!" added Mark Pitts, President of Urban Music, Sony / JIVE Records and CEO, Bystorm Entertainment.
The mostly self-produced album was propelled by the first single, “Work Out,” which Entertainment Weekly celebrated as, “well worth the wait.” The follow-up single is the Brian Kidd produced banger, “Can’t Get Enough” featuring the multi-platinum artist, Trey Songz.
J Cole received enormous support from BET, MTV and MTV2. He was the first artist to kick off MTV2’s new music franchise, Sucker Free Road to Release as well as being profiled as an MTV PUSH Artist. BET named J. Cole a “Music Matters” artist, he performed on the 2010 BET Awards and BET Hip Hop Awards, and he appeared on 106th & Park six times over the past year, which culminated with his BET 106 & Park takeover on September 27th.
J Cole will perform on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE on ABC on October 5th and appear on Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC October 6th.
"Cole World: The Sideline Story" by J Cole - release date: 09/27/11..