This week, J. Cole‘s Born Sinner has climbed to the No.1 spot on the Billboard 200, and according to Billboard, the album has sold an impressive 439,000 copies in total so far. Kanye West‘s new album Yeezus, also released on June 18, has sold 431,000 units.
Cole’s Born Sinner didn’t debut at No. 1. For the first two weeks, the album fell behind Yeezus, which debuted at No. 1 and stayed there for two weeks. Last week it was topped by Wale’s The Gifted. It’s rare that albums rise to the top spot when they didn’t debut as No.1, but after a few weeks, Cole’s finally on top. And that’s not the only thing he has to brag about.