J. Cole continues to climb the charts, but this time he had to break a streak to do it.
Cole’s album The Off-Season had over 1 million sales in the United States, according to Chart Data, making it platinum eligible by the Recording Industry Association of America.
This is yet another tremendous achievement for the rapper, as it is his sixth consecutive album to reach this milestone, but it also marks the end of his six-year string of albums going platinum without any features.
Lil Baby, 21 Savage, and 6LACK are among the rappers featured in the Off-Season. The album opened at the top of the Billboard 200, with five Billboard Hot 100 hits in the top ten. At the 2020 Grammy Awards, the album has been nominated for multiple Grammys, including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best Melodic Rap Performance.
Cole has not been the one to have features on his albums, but perhaps this accomplishment will spark a new plateau for one of hip-hop’s most talented artists.