Music News: J. Cole Gets His First Platinum Album + Ciara Reveals New Album Cover

Photo Credit: Instagram
Photo Credit: Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

J. Cole had big first week in opening sales for his latest studio album “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” selling over 370,000 copies in the first week, and now the rapper can celebrate nabbing his very first platinum album.

Vibe writes:

J. Cole can now update his discography with this stellar achievement. The Fayetteville native’s junior album 2014 Forest Hills Drive has hit platinum status.

The feature-less project dropped to fanfare in December, and has steadily climbed the charts and broke barriers every week. His previous compilations, Cole World: The Sideline Story and Born Sinner pushed 735,000 and 720,000 units respectively, but his recent musical effort boasts over 1,000,000 copies, which includes streaming tallies as well.

Congrats to J. Cole.

In more music news, Ciara recently revealed the album cover to her upcoming release “Jackie” on Instagram:

ciara jackie album cover

No word yet on an official release date but she will get back to her touring roots this year.


      1. Like how Rihanna’s new song is flopping? And don’t let me get on 4 5 sloppage. Y’all said she’s a number one singe kind of chick so where’s the number one this era? She had Kanye and Paul McCartney and still couldn’t go number one. Travesty.

        1. Girl you need to get a life. I’m not sure which Navy member dragged your a-s, but you are still recovering and seething about it. Use some castor oil and you may eventually get your edges back. Don’t worry about Rihanna. She has the number one movie, a top 5 hit single, and BBHMM debuted in the top 40. You will have to deal sweetheart.

  1. Congrats Cole! Sigh…. I feel like I say this once or twice a month I try to pull for Ciara but she is asking to flop and she needs to fire her team. Who the hell authorized this album cover it screams plain jane and it looks like a advertisement for jeans smh. I also heard she is going on tour and I’m like with what music. I like Ciara I really do but she makes the dumbest decisions regarding her career. I don’t know who is worst her or Ashanti.

    1. Ciara is worse because she’s actually a great performer. She should be out here killing it with Beyoncé and Rihanna.

  2. Drake is probably somewhere salty. Wale too. And did anyone hear Wale’s album yet? Is it worth buying? i’m in the mood to buy some music.

    1. His album is very good. I actually think it’s better than To Pimp A Butterfly. You should buy it.

  3. J Cole is really doing well and it’s so deserved. As far as Ciara goes, she’s going to have to go back to the basics if she wants to win again. I hope her next single is fun and she will get back to dancing. That’s her lane.

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