After exceeding sales of even platinum selling rapper Kanye West earlier in the month, J. Coles ‘Born Sinner’ has now reached GOLD rankings in just one month.
In the United States, it is only when one has reached half a million sales with their record before they can acquire Gold status; however the rapper’s album certainly reached this goal in selling an incredible 506,000.
Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z on the other hand, remains Number One for the second consecutive week with his 13th album “Magna Carta”. According to Billboard 200 he sold an astonishing 527,000 in his first week alone, and has now added to that with sales of 129,000 copies in the past week.
Billboard reports that ”Magna Carta” is the first rap album in around two years to remain at No. 1 for two weeks, following Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV in September 2011.This was also Jay- Z’s first album to hit the number one spot in the United Kingdom as well. So it’s safe to say that 13 was certainly not an unlucky number for the rapper, as he has achieved an enormous amount of success in the past few weeks.
Meanwhile, earlier in the week a lyric from Drake and J.Cole’s freestyle released earlier this month titled “Jodeci”, ruffled many feathers in the Autism community, as J.Cole unintentionally offended sufferers of Autism. He has since issued an apology, saying that they had every right to be angry, and that he was “instantly embarrassed” when he acknowledged how upsetting and offensive his comment appeared to be.
Drake also commented on the matter stating that the situation was, “”a learning lesson for both of us”.