J. Cole is taking his buzz to the bank. The Roc star is set to make a big splash on the albums chart next week with his debut.
Cole World: The Sideline Story, the long-awaited album from the North Carolina MC, is surpassing label expectations and is on track to sell 225,000-250,000 copies in its first week, reports HITS Daily Double. This would land him at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, knocking off current champ Tony Bennett.
The album, which features collaborations with Jay-Z, Drake, Missy Elliott, and Trey Songz, holds at No. 1 on iTunes, outselling Blink-182 and Adele.
Some stores have already sold out of the CD, according to Cole. “Yall sold out so many stores today. Itunes it for now, stores will re-up tomorrow. We on pace. Much Love!” he tweeted to his fans.