J. Cole's new album is a hit.
In a bit of news that will be surprising to absolutely no one, J. Cole's KOD album is selling like crazy.
It was already reported that Cole had already broken several streaming records: first Spotify's first-day single streaming record, and then Spotify and Apple Music's first day album stream records.Cole was also reportedly having trouble finding a copy of his own album in stores. These are all good signs that his album is going to do well, and now we've got a general idea of what Cole's first week sales might look like.
According to HipHopNMore, KOD is expected to sell approximately 400K units in its first week, with about 150K of that coming from pure album sales. That's an impressive feat for an album that was announced about a week before it's release, and will pretty much guarantee a debut at the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart.
It's not all good news for Cole, however, as those projected numbers are slightly below the sales for his last album 4 Your Eyez Only, which moved almost half a million copies its first week. Still, this is set to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, album debuts we'll be seeing this year. Cole has some tough competition though, as upcoming albums from Kanye and Drake could both have the potential to unseat Cole from his throne.
Regardless, Cole is well on his way to a number one album, and almost halfway to scoring yet another platinum album, with no features, yet again.