Record-breaking American rapper J. Cole began rapping at age 12 and moved to New York City to pursue a music career while studying in college. He released his debut studio album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, in 2011 and it debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, becoming certified platinum. His next two releases, 2013's Born Sinner and 2014 Forest Hills Drive, also were both certified platinum in the U.S., earning positive reviews. The latter earned him his first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album. In 2016, Cole released his fourth studio album 4 Your Eyez Only. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum. His 2018 album KOD cracked multiple first-day streaming records upon its release. The LP broke Apple Music and Spotify’s records for most first-day U.S. album streams, beating fellow rapper Drake on both services.
Recently, Cole announced he would be touring the U.S. in support of KOD alongside fellow rapper Young Thug. Check out the dates below and witness this talented artist live!