J.Cole recently talked about the success of his latest album “Born Sinner” and how he out sold Kanye West’s recent release “Yeezus”.
Although “Born Sinner“ did well on the charts, Cole says he still feels like he hasnt done enough in the music industry.
“I don’t wake up every day like, ‘I got a great status in the rap game.’ No, I feel behind. I don’t feel like I’ve done enough. I only get brief moments to appreciate things. I might get a two minute thought of like, ‘Wow, you really did sell more than Kanye. You currently have sold more records than Kanye West’s album, which came out the same day.’ Then I’m back to focusing on what’s next.” (Noisey)
Back in May, Cole talked about his inspiration to move the album’s release date up a week so he can go up against “Yeezus”.
“Instantly the lightbulb [turned on]… it got real. I made one phone call to somebody that would know, just to make sure first. As soon as I got it confirmed, I was like, ‘Yo…’ The idea hit me instantly: ‘You got to go to that date,'” he said. “I’m not going to sit [here]… I worked too hard to come a week later after Kanye West drops an amazing album. It’d be like, ‘Oh and J.Cole dropped too, a week later.’ Nah. I’m going to go see him on that date. He’s the greatest. So it’s like, I’m a competitor by nature so it was instant, it wasn’t even a thought,” the Roc Nation artist continued. (Billboard)
In July, “Born Sinner” moved up on the charts passing Kanye’s “Yeezus” album.
J. Cole’s newly released Born Sinner album continues to impact on Billboard’s album charts. After sitting at No. 2 behind Kanye West’s Yeezus and Wale’s The Gifted since its June 18 release, Cole’s sophomore LP rises to the top this week with 58,000 copies sold. A rare feat where an album rises after its debut, Born Sinner now slides past Yeezus in overall sales selling 439,000 copies to date versus Kanye’s 431,000 units. The Roc Nation/G.O.O.D. Music family of J. Cole, Kanye West, and Wale hold down the first three spots on Billboard’s “Top 200? album charts respectively. (Miss Info TV)