J. Cole scores third-largest album debut of 2016, behind Drake and Beyonce

J. Cole lands fourth No. 1 album


Even without a hit single or a big feature, rapper J. Cole has scored his fourth-straight chart topping album.

4 Your Eyez Only, released last week, is the rapper's fourth studio album, and his fourth No. 1 album.

In its first week, J. Cole's album sold just under 500K units, which makes it the third-largest debut of 2016.

Only Drake's Views and Beyonce's Lemonade sold more units in their first week.

Cole also joins Drake and DMX as the only rappers to see their first four studio albums go No. 1.

Here's a bit more on streaming from Billboard:

4 Your Eyez Only also logs a big streaming week as it tallied 118,000 in SEA units (equaling 51.7 million streams of the album’s songs), which is the second-largest streaming debut ever for an album. It trails only the bow of Drake’s Views, which launched with 163,000 streaming units in its opening frame (equating to 245.1 million streams of songs from the album that week).

4 Your Eyez Only is just the third album to surpass 100,000 streaming equivalent album units in a single week, following Views and The Weeknd’s Starboy (with its opening frame of 117,000 in SEA units). Views actually did it three times: during its debut week, along with its third (124,000) and fourth (111,000) frames.

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