J. Cole




J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer. He has released four studio albums, one live album, one compilation album, two extended plays, three mixtapes, sixteen singles (including nine as a featured artist), two promotional singles and twenty music videos. J. Cole first took up rapping in his teens, collaborating with the local Fayetteville hip hop duo Bomm Sheltuh. The Come Up, his debut mixtape, was released on 4 May 2007 to positive reception. Following the release of The Come Up, J. Cole was contacted by American rapper Jay Z and subsequently signed to his record label Roc Nation. Cole released his second mixtape The Warm Up on 15 June 2009. “Lights Please”, the first single from The Warm Up, peaked at number nine on the United States Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart and became Cole’s first entry on a national record chart.

He was later featured on “All I Want Is You”, a 2010 single by American R&B singer Miguel it peaked at number 58 on the US Billboard Hot 100. J. Cole’s third mixtape Friday Night Lights was released on 12 November 2010.

J. Cole released his debut studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story on 27 September 2011. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 218,000 copies. The album’s lead single “Work Out” peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts. Cole World: The Sideline Story was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), while “Work Out” was certified two times platinum. Two more singles were released from the album: “Can’t Get Enough” and “Nobody’s Perfect”, which peaked at numbers 52 and 61 respectively on the Hot 100.J. Cole’s second studio album Born Sinner was released on 18 June 2013. Its lead single, “Power Trip”, peaked at number 19 on the Hot 100 and received a platinum certification from the RIAA.

On 9 December 2014, he released his third studio album 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The album was supported by four singles: “Apparently”, “Wet Dreamz”, “No Role Modelz” and “Love Yourz”. The album also went on to sell 353,000 copies in its first week, and became the first rap album in 25 years to be certified platinum in the US with no guest appearances. The songs “No Role Modelz” and “Wet Dreamz” later received a platinum certification from the RIAA. In addition to his fourth album, Cole released three singles in 2016: “Love Yourz”, “Everybody Dies”, and “False Prophets”.

His album 4 Your Eyez Only was released on the second anniversary of 2014 Forest Hill Drive. 4 Your Eyez Only was certified gold before it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, despite having no singles upon release. “Deja Vu” was later given a single release after peaking at number 7 on the Hot 100.



Discography

Artist: J. Cole
Title: Foldin Clothes
Album: 4 Your Eyez Only
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Artist: J. Cole
Title: St. Tropez
Album: 2014 Forest Hills Drive (Explicit)
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Artist: J. Cole
Title: She Knows (Explicit)
Album: Born Sinner
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Artist: J. Cole
Title: Work Out (Explicit)
Album: Cole World: The Sideline Story (Explicit)
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Artist: J. Cole
Title: A Tale of 2 Citiez
Album: Forest Hills Drive: Live From Fayetteville, NC
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Artist: J. Cole
Title: Folgers Crystals
Album: Revenge Of The Dreamers II (Explicit)
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Artist: J. Cole
Title: Take You Down
Album: Exclusive
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Artist: J. Cole
Title: Yo (Excuse Me Miss)
Title: Chris Brown
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Studio albums
4 Your Eyez Only (2016), 2014 Forest Hills Drive (2014), Born Sinner (2013), Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011).

Live albums
Forest Hills Drive: Live From Fayetteville, NC (2016).

Compilation albums
Revenge of the Dreamers II (with Dreamville Records) (2015).

Mixtapes

Revenge of the Dreamers (with Dreamville Records) (2014 Label: Dreamville), Friday Night Lights ((2010 Label: Roc Nation), The Warm Up (2009 Label: Roc Nation), The Come Up (2007 Label: By Any Means).

EPs
Truly Yours 2 (2013 Label: Dreamville), Truly Yours (2013 Label: Dreamville).

Singles
As lead artist

“High for Hours” (2017 non-album single), “Deja Vu” (2017 Album 4 Your Eyez Only), “False Prophets” (2016 non-album single), “Everybody Dies” (2016 non-album single), “Love Yourz” (2016 Album 2014 Forest Hills Drive), “No Role Modelz” (2015 Album 2014 Forest Hills Drive), “Wet Dreamz” (2015 Album 2014 Forest Hills Drive), “Apparently” (2014 Album 2014 Forest Hills Drive), “She Knows” (featuring Amber Coffman) (2013 Album Born Sinner), “Forbidden Fruit” (featuring Kendrick Lamar) (Album Born Sinner), “Crooked Smile” (featuring TLC) (2013  Born Sinner), “Power Trip” (featuring Miguel) (2013 Album Born Sinner).

“Miss America” (2012 Album Born Sinner), “Nobody’s Perfect” (featuring Missy Elliott) (2012 Album Cole World: The Sideline Story), “Mr. Nice Watch” (featuring Jay Z) (2011 Album Cole World: The Sideline Story), “Can’t Get Enough” (featuring Trey Songz) (2011 Album Cole World: The Sideline Story), “Work Out” (2011 Album Cole World: The Sideline Story), “Who Dat” (2010 non-album single), “Lights Please” (2009 Album The Warm Up and Cole World: The Sideline Story).

As featured artist

“Night Job” (Bas featuring J. Cole) (2016 Album Too High to Riot), “No Sleeep” (Janet Jackson featuring J. Cole) (2015 Album Unbreakable), “Planes” (Jeremih featuring J. Cole) (2015 Album Late Nights), “Cold Blood” (Yo Gotti featuring J. Cole and Canei Finch) (2013 Album I Am), “Acid Rain” (Remix) (Alexis Jordan featuring J. Cole) (2013 Non-album single), “This Time” (Melanie Fiona featuring J. Cole) (2012 Album The MF Life), “Party” (Remix) (Beyoncé featuring J. Cole) (2011 Album Non-album single), “Only Wanna Give It to You” (Elle Varner featuring J. Cole) (2011 Album Perfectly Imperfect), “Trouble” (Bei Maejor featuring J. Cole) (2011 Non-album singles).

“Bad Girls Club” (Wale featuring J. Cole) (2011 Non-album singles), “Feel Love” (Sean Garrett featuring J. Cole) (2011 Non-album singles), “A Star Is Born” (Jay Z featuring J. Cole) (2010 Album The Blueprint 3), “All I Want Is You” (Miguel featuring J. Cole) (2010 Album All I Want Is You), “Just Begun” (Reflection Eternal featuring J. Cole, Mos Def and Jay Electronica) (2010 Album Revolutions per Minute).

Other charted songs

“4 Your Eyez Only” (2016 Album 4 Your Eyez Only), “She’s Mine, Pt. 2” (2016 Album 4 Your Eyez Only), “Foldin Clothes” (2016 Album 4 Your Eyez Only), “Neighbors” (2016 Album 4 Your Eyez Only), “Change” (2016 Album 4 Your Eyez Only), “She’s Mine, Pt. 1” (2016 Album 4 Your Eyez Only), “Ville Mentality” (2016 Album 4 Your Eyez Only), “Immortal” (2016 Album 4 Your Eyez Only), “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (2016 Album 4 Your Eyez Only), “Jermaine’s Interlude” (DJ Khaled featuring J. Cole) (2016 Album Major Key), “G.O.M.D.” (2014 Album 2014 Forest Hills Drive), “03′ Adolescence” (2014 Album 2014 Forest Hills Drive), “A Tale of 2 Citiez” (2014 Album 2014 Forest Hills Drive), “Fire Squad” (2014 Album 2014 Forest Hills Drive), “St. Tropez” (2014 Album 2014 Forest Hills Drive).

“January 28th” (2014 Album 2014 Forest Hills Drive), “Rich Niggaz” (2013 Album Born Sinner), “Let Nas Down” (2013 Album Born Sinner), “Born Sinner” (featuring James Fauntleroy II) (2013 Album Born Sinner), “Villuminati” (2013 Album Born Sinner), “Love and War” (Rita Ora featuring J. Cole) (2012 Album Ora), “Undercover” (DJ Drama featuring Chris Brown and J. Cole) (2011 Album Third Power), “In the Morning” (featuring Drake) (2010 Album Friday Night Lights), “Blow Up” (2010 Album Friday Night Lights).

Music videos
As lead artist

“False Prophets” (2016 Director: Scott Lazer), “Everybody Dies” (2016 Director: Scott Lazer), “Love Yourz (Live)” (2016 Director: Steve Carr), “Wet Dreamz” (2015 Director: Ryan Staake), “G.O.M.D” (2015 Director: Lawrence Lamont), “Apparently” (2014 Director: Scott Lazes), “Intro (2014 Forest Hills Drive)” (2014 Director: Scott Lazes), “She Knows” (featuring Amber Coffman and Cults) (2014 Director: Sam Pilling), “Crooked Smile” (featuring TLC) (2013 Director: Sheldon Candis), “Power Trip” (featuring Miguel) (2013 Director(s): Nabil, Mike Piscitelli), “Sideline Story” (2012 Director(s): Adam Roy, Axel Laramée), “Nobody’s Perfect” (featuring Missy Elliott) (2012 Director: Colin Tilley), “Lost Ones” (2011 Director: BB Gun), “Daddy’s Little Girl” (2011 Director: Axel Laramée), “Can’t Get Enough” (featuring Trey Songz) (2011 Director: Clifton Bell), “Work Out” (2011 Director: Clifton Bell), “In the Morning” (featuring Drake) (2011 Director: Adam Roy), “Who Dat” (2010 Director: BB Gun), “Simba” (2009 Director: BB Gun), “Lights Please” (2008 Director: BB Gun).

As featured artist

“No Sleeep” (Janet Jackson featuring J. Cole) (2015 Director: Dave Meyers), “Lit” (Bas featuring J. Cole and KQuick) (2013 Director: Justin Benoliel), “Diamonds” (French Montana featuring J. Cole and Rick Ross) (2013 Director: Edgar Esteves), “This Time” (Melanie Fiona featuring J. Cole) (2012 Director: Colin Tilley), “I’m On 2.0” (Trae Tha Truth featuring J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B, Jadakiss, Tyga, Mark Morrison, Gudda Gudda and Bun B) (2012 Director: Phillyflyboy), “Bad Girls Club” (Wale featuring J. Cole) (2011 Director: Rock Jacobs), “Party” (Remix) (Beyoncé featuring J. Cole) (2011 Director: Alan Ferguson, Beyoncé Knowles), “Only Wanna Give It to You” (Elle Varner featuring J. Cole) (2011 Director: Orson Whales), “Trouble” (Bei Maejor featuring J. Cole) (2011 Director: Declan Whitebloom), “Feel Love” (Sean Garrett featuring J. Cole) (2011 Director: Taj), “All I Want Is You” (Miguel featuring J. Cole) (2010 Director: Alex Moore).



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