Roc Nation standout J. Cole‘s 4 Your Eyez Only is sitting atop its competition despite selling a few thousand less copies than originally reported.

The latest reports reveal Cole’s newest chart-topping LP sold just under 500,000 copies.

J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only bounds in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, granting the rapper his fourth chart-topper and notching the third-largest debut of 2016, according to Nielsen Music. The set earned 492,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 15. Only the bows of Drake’s Views (1.04 million units) and Beyonce’s Lemonade (653,000) were larger this year. (Billboard)

Weekend reports showed the album selling more than 500,000 units in its opening week.


A few days prior, estimates had the album possibly selling 550,000 pieces.

J. Cole’s new album 4 Your Eyez Only is heading for a huge debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Sources suggest the rapper will earn his fourth chart-topper with the release, and it will blast in with perhaps around 550,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Dec. 15 — the third-largest debut of 2016. Of J. Cole’s forecasted launch, traditional album sales could equal around 360,000 to 380,000 — Cole’s best sales week ever. (Billboard)

Initial estimates had the album selling up to 500,000 copies in week 1.


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