On this day in Hip-Hop history, J. Cole released his debut studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story.
On this day in 2011, J. Cole released his debut studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story on Columbia. The debut set spawned four singles, including the platinum-selling "Work Out," which would be J. Cole's first top twenty Billboard Hot 100 hit and "Can't Get Enough," which reached #5 on the Rap chart.
The album was mostly self-produced and included guest appearances by Jay Z, Drake, and Missy Elliot. Cole World: The Sideline Story debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. It also peaked at #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap chart. It was certified platinum.
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1980 - Kurtis Blow performs "The Breaks" on Soul Train.
2012 - Lil Wayne passed Elvis Presley for the most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100.
2016 - Danny Brown released his fourth album Atrocity Exhibition on Warp.