When J. Cole unveiled 2014 Forest Hills Drive at the end of 2014, the largely self-produced album debuted at a predictable No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with just under 300,000 copies sold. The album, Cole's third entry and easily his most personal to date, quickly scored a gold RIAA certification and gave legs to "Wet Dreamz," "G.O.M.D.," and "Apparently."
Nearly a year later, 2014 Forest Hills Drive is now giving J. Cole an impressive career milestone: his first million-selling album. According to Billboard, the album's cumulative sales crossed the threshold during the first week of September to bring its total haul to 1.004 million. Just days before quietly passing a million, Cole celebrated what has proven to be a landmark year during a guest-stacked homecoming show in Fayetteville, North Carolina featuring an appearance from a new-verse-armed Drake.
Cole is still charting quite well thanks to his Janet Jackson collaboration "No Sleeep," which has dominated the Adult R&B set for three nonconsecutive weeks. Cole World indeed.