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

    April 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    J Cole better slay. I’m so happy for him.

  2. Fashionista

    April 1, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Yes Bae Cole. Ciara is giving me Janet teas. Nice cover.

    • Anonymous

      April 1, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Janet did it better.

  3. Shayla

    April 1, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Ciara looks good but did she already give up on her new single?

    • Get Busy

      April 1, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      Yes, she’s moved on from I Bet and that’s why she will flop again.

      • Anonymous

        April 1, 2015 at 7:36 pm

        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.

        • My Fave Ends Careers

          April 1, 2015 at 7:40 pm

          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.

        • Get Busy

          April 1, 2015 at 7:47 pm

          You’re going to be so mad when those albums sales come in.

        • Troll

          April 1, 2015 at 8:44 pm

          Shut up.

  4. Gabriella

    April 1, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    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.

    • Anonymous

      April 2, 2015 at 9:55 am

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

  5. Yeah I Said It!

    April 1, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    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.

    • Heather B.

      April 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      I just bought it like an hour ago. I will listen to it and let you know.

      • Yeah I Said It!

        April 1, 2015 at 9:44 pm

        Thanks boo.

    • Anonymous

      April 2, 2015 at 4:04 pm

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

  6. Music Lover

    April 1, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    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.

  7. Seriously?

    April 1, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    I’m not sure why Rihanna is being brought up. :-/

    • julyol1972

      April 2, 2015 at 9:21 am


  8. Queen

    April 1, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Congrats to J. Cole.

  9. Troll

    April 1, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    I knew he was going to go platinum.

  10. Lauren

    April 1, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    So happy for J Cole.

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