Cole World: The Sideline Story released on Sept 27,2011 debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Everybody need to take notice to how Roc Nation and Dreamline promoted the hell out of this album, along with Cole’s hard work, patience, and and drive. They gave away tracks before the album’s release making buyers feel exclusive, subliminally reeling the listeners in.
J Cole also has had a little bit of controversy, nothing to tarnish his reputation, but to get a little buzz before his album dropped. Nowadays being linked to Rihanna is enough to jump-start a career. J Cole explains the reason for the subtitle The sideline story by saying “It’s like being on the sidelines for your favorite basket ball team, waiting until the coach put you on.” I guess the saying is true, good things come to those who wait.
Cole was also fortunate to have many highly talented great artist to bless some of the tracks such as Tre Songz, Missy Elliot( The Queen), Drake and Big Daddy (Hova) Jay Z, it was destined to be a success. For all those who doubted his skills and the success of his album, comparing it to the Carter III and The Throne I’m wondering what do you have to say now. First Week 217,825 copies sold and counting, first time a solo artist debut album reached #1 since 2010. He is so humble, this is what he tweeted to his fans when he got the Big news:
So many people to stunt on, fighting the urge to be spiteful. This moment is too important for that. Just want to say THANK YOU.
Thanks to yall, we shook the game up. No chart topping single, just 2 years of hard work, great music and real ass fans. #1 album. Thanks to every fan that held me down, every friend, every blog, magazine, tv, radio station, dj’s and pd’s, I feel like we ALL won
That’s real grown man talk right there. For up coming artist pay attention to what he did to get to the top, and use it as a model because this is how you do it 217,825 copies sold first week
If you are just crawling from under your rock and haven’t had the pleasure of listening to J Cole. Rock Out HERE
LADIES HOW DOES HE LOOK?
MAYBE HIS ROSARY BEADS HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH HIS SUCCESS?