There’s no doubt that J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive was one of the best role outs we’ve seen for an album. From visiting fans at their homes to paying for their lunch at work, it all paid off for Jermaine. The final numbers are in for the first week, and the 29 year old’s third studio album moved an estimated 361,120 copies according to Hits Daily Double. The final numbers will be in on Wednesday via Billboard, but this estimate is enough for him to take Taylor Swift from the top spot.
This is J. Cole’s third number one album in a row, and his highest selling first week ever. It’s also the highest selling rap album of 2014. Read our review here.