On this day in Hip-Hop history, J. Cole released his debut studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story.
On this day in 2011, North Carolina rapper J. Cole released his debut studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story on Columbia. The album was mostly self-produced by Cole and included production from Elite, No I.D., and others. Guest artists included on the set included Trey Songz, Jay Z, Drake, and Missy Elliott.
Cole World: The Sideline Story spawned the singles "Work Out," which reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified multi-platinum; "Can't Get Enough," which peaked at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Rap chart; and "Nobody's Perfect," which reached #61 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B chart. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. It was certified platinum by the RIAA.
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