After surpassing Kanye's "Yeezus" in sales earlier this month, J. Cole's Born Sinner has reached gold status this week. According to his manager , Ibrahim Hamad, Cole's sophomore effort reached 500,000 in sales, reaching the lauded benchmark, after selling an impressive 26,394 copies in the album's fifth week out. Hamad tweeted congratulations to Cole, this morning, after the news broke. Looks like Cole's gamble to challenge the Throne worked out, after all.