J. Cole is an hip hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer. Cole first received recognition following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in 2007. Shortly after the release of The Come Up, Cole was contacted by American rapper Jay-Z and subsequently signed to his record label, Roc Nation, in 2009. In that same year, Cole released his sophomore mixtape, The Warm Up, which was itself followed by Cole’s third mixtape, Friday Night Lights, in 2010.
J. Cole’s debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, was released on September 27, 2011. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, Top R&B Albums and Top Rap Albums chart, selling more than 218,000 in its first week. He received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 54th Grammy Awards, losing to Bon Iver.
Cole’s most recent effort, Born Sinner, was released on June 18, 2013. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, however, Born Sinner later rose to number one, giving Cole his second number one on the chart.
Most Popular J. Cole Songs:
- Lost Ones
- I Get Up
- Return of Simba
- Before I’m Gone
- Land of the Snakes (samples outkast beat)
How J. Cole Made His Money – Hip Hop Music
Estimated Net Worth: $4.5 Million
Birthday: January 28, 1985