J. Cole Debut LP Projected to Sell 250,000 Units in First-Week

J Cole’s debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, is expected to impact the Billboard Top 200 in a major way come next week.

According to the industry insiders at hitsdailydouble.com—who have already tabulated the one-day sales figures—the Roc Nation signee is projected to sell around 225,000 to 250,000 CDs in his first-week, which, if true, will easily secure the 2010 XXL Freshman the No. 1 spot on the charts.

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com next Wednesday, October 5 for the official Nielsen SoundScan sales figures. —Elan Mancini

  • http://xxlmag.com thegameloki

    I’m surprise but well deserved COLE World …… PEACE

  • CWNB

    COLE WORLDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BUY THIS ALBUM TODAY!!

  • HAHAHAHAHA

    And people said Cole would flop????? GTOH

  • theTRUTH

    I dont know if the label shipped as many as it should. Few stores I been too sold out and said they didnt get many. 2 Best Buys and a mom and pop joint. Roc Nation Shortted him. Hope he does well.

  • Tyre

    J. COLE…..REPPIN’ FAYETTEVILLE 2 DA FULLEST…..ONE OF DA BEST IN DA GAME BRU!!!!!…..BUY DA ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jtm

    congratulations

  • Sha

    This is a good win for J. Cole, but it’s a much bigger win for JAY-Z. With all of the fall out from disbanding The Roc, this was his first artist out of the gate. He had a lot riding on dude. Looks like he came through.

    On another note, I like J. Cole. The thing I REALLY REALLY like is the fact that he produces his music. That’s rare. Looks like Jigga learned from Dame on this one. Producer/rappers are probably better than your every day artist. Fiscally.

  • Hiphophead

    J.cole coming for the throne plus I didn’t know if he produced his own music that’s rare nowadays.

  • King Richard Aka Da God Of Rap

    dis real surprising cuz he aint been supa hot on da radio but hey u neva no….http://www.youtube.com/user/Darealkingrichard?feature=mhee

  • Realnigga

    tha album is hot…..my only complaint is there shoulda been more NEW music…..if you were gonna put 3-4 tracks that already hit the streets, at least give us 12 new tracks

  • mutada mullah atari

    All the johney come lately jcole fans, this is a one day projection hope he does do that, but I see a drop off after tommorow, TRUE fans got it out the gate but with zero radio play and no single worth mentioning I don’t see a quater of a million in 1 week for gay cole. Fuck out of here

    Maybe that most song will pick up steam :/

  • http://www.po.gov.za Tshilidzi

    After the back n forth back-stabbings with his former partners n artist……….this is a real win 4 both Jay & Cole.

  • Kid Chyllen

    Cole World is one of the few albums that I could listen to the whole album and not dislike a track. Modern day classic right here. He should make Never Told and Cole World singles next. COLE WORLD !

  • DIZZLEMANSR…

    J. Cole was actually developed as an artist before being allowed to put out an album… Is this some kind of new strategy?…No, it’s how things used to be…It’s how things should be….Artists should be developed as artists and not teammates(co-signs of other artists).

  • Dee Hamilton

    Congrats Big Homie I Had To Cop It The First Day Ima Big Fan Keep Up Tha Great Work… U Killed Em Wit The Song Sideline Story My Fav Track On The Album

  • ADRIAN SMITH BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND

    J COLE A SMASH THE ALBUM WILL B ON MY TOP 10 LIST AS ONE OF THE HIP HOP ALBUMS OF 2011 YA HEARD DONT SLEEP SUCKERS