Kanye West Vs. J. Cole Showdown! Who Will Be The King Of June 18?


While in 2007 both Kanye and 50 were on their third releases, Yeezus now sees Kanye on his sixth album, while Born Sinner will count as J. Cole’s second. However, all three rappers have seen almost universal success on each of their releases, with none of the three having albums that debuted lower than No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Check out the comparisons in first week sales below.

kanye:50 cent album sales

In just the six years that have elapsed since, of course, the ever-changing nature of the music industry has meant that sales figures are not what they have been, with Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV two years ago the most recent hip-hop album that has come close to the first-week sales of Graduation. Here are the previous sales results for Yeezy’s first five albums, and Cole’s debut in 2011.

kanye:j cole album sales

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  • Slick Joe

    ill be copping both!

  • Jay Deluca

    Fuck kanye and his hore wife cant make a hore a house wife bozo..aint coppin west just cause the name…..

  • DJ E’z Back

    Kanye’s album is actually HORRIBLE. Whereas J. Cole’s is really good. I’d recommend people listen to tracks off both online FIRST before spending your money.

  • J.Cole’s biggest fan

    J. Cole will kill Kanye’s album


    Kanye’s Album will outsell J.Cole. I listened to both albums and honestly J.Cole’s album just doesn’t do it for me. The beats are plain and boring. His best and only single to me is “Power Trip” every other track he has just doesn’t deliever. His Freshman debut was better, in my opinion. Kanye West continues to push boundaries musically. “New Slaves”, “Bound 2″ are two tracks that single handily beat J.Cole’s album. Then there is “Send it Up” which is another stand out track. “Guilt Trip” is another banger on the YEEZUS album.


    Face it, this is the kind of competition J. Cole needs. I hope he wins

  • CarolinaFiend

    Kanye let me down. I was already going to say Born Sinner is much better than Yeezus without listening to it because i’m a huge cole fan, but it actually is true yeezus sucks. Kanye will probably be selling more than Cole but it’ll because people will buy anything with the name kanye on it smh

    • Suck

      Your opinion is invalid when you revealed the huge bias you have towards cole by saying its better without even listening to yeezus. you’re ignorant.

  • kadir

    Yeezus will have the same reaction to it, as 808s did. It takes a while to understand and not everyone will like it. But there is no denying, it is genius.

  • Adam Malik

    static selektahz is sick too and mac miller, but born sinner is amazing. Yeezus is just ait.