This time, J. Cole has yet another platinum album under his belt with features.
According to Chart Data, the Dreamville rapper’s latest album, The Off-Season, sold one million copies in the United States on Wednesday (December 22), qualifying it for platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
J. Cole’s sixth consecutive platinum album, The Off-Season, means his entire solo discography is now platinum. Revenge of the Dreamers III, a Dreamville Records compilation released in 2019, has sold over a million copies in the United States.
J. Cole’s manager and Dreamville Records co-founder Ibrahim “IB” Hamad celebrated the accomplishment on Twitter. He recalled that J. Cole’s platinum streak dates back to the pre-streaming era. He wrote, “Since the days of CDs…”
The Off-Season, released on May 14, 2021, featured 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Murray, 6LACK, Bas, Cameron, Diddy, and James Fauntleroy. The album’s stacked guest list represented a 180 for an artist who famously went “platinum with no features” three times (most recently, 2018’s KOD), building on the collaborative spirit of Revenge of the Dreamers III.
The Off-Season debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, J. Cole’s sixth consecutive chart-topper, and spawned five Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits: “My Life” (No. 2), “Amari” (No. 5), “Pride is the Devil” (No. 7), “95 South” (No. 8) and “Interlude” (No. 9). (also No. 8).
“The Off-Season represents the effort required to reach the highest peak.” “[It] represents the many hours, months, and years it took to reach peak performance,” Cole told SLAM magazine earlier this year.