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J. Cole’s ‘Cole World’ LP On Track to Debut at No. 1

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Rapper J. Cole is on top of the world right now. His debut album ‘Cole World: The Sideline Story’ is finally in stores and from its first-day impressions, the CD is flying off the shelves. According to HitsDoubleDaily, the Roc Nation rapper is poised to have the No. 1 album next week.

Early sales totals have Hollywood Cole selling 225-250,000 copies in its first week. Granted, those aren’t Lil Wayne numbers, but for a first-time artist, these are not shabby figures at all. In fact, according to some reports, the album was sold out in stores on the day of its release. Cole had to go on Twitter to apologize to his fans who couldn’t get a physical copy of the album. “Yall sold out so many stores today,” he tweeted on Tuesday (Sept. 27). “iTunes it for now, stores will re-up tomorrow. We on pace. Much Love.”

The album is currently holding the No. 1 spot on iTunes, outpacing downloads by Adele and Blink-182. Shockingly, J. Cole recently revealed that he just started using iTunes. “I know I’m so late on that,” he says. “I’m just now getting into the habit of downloading songs off iTunes. It’s so easy.”

In any case, it’s no surprise to us that ‘Cole World’ is selling like hotcakes. Songs like the bouncy jam ‘Can’t Get Enough,’ to the introspective ‘Dollar and a Dream III,’ to the celebratory ‘God’s Gift,’ makes this an impressive well-rounded rap album.

To read our review on J. Cole’s ‘Cole World: The Sideline Story,’ click here.

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