The First Week Numbers for J. Cole's '4 Your Eyez Only' Are In

J. Cole's '4 Your Eyez Only' led the Billboard 200 chart in its first week.

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It’s official: J. Cole has another No. 1 album on his hands.

The rapper’s fourth studio album, 4 Your Eyez Only, moved 492,000 equivalent album units during its first week, reports Billboard. This makes the project the third-largest debut of 2016, being beat out only by Drake's Views (1.04 million units) and Beyonce's Lemonade (653,000).

4 Your Eyez Only dropped Dec. 9 and was immediately noted for its feature-less tracklist. Days after its release, co-executive producer Elite spoke to Complex about how the project came together and addressed the absence of guest artists.

"I don't think the no-features thing is a goal for Cole. He's isolated most of the time, so he's not going to reach out to people for a feature," Elite explained. "If [a feature] happened organically, it would make sense. It just so happens to go that way because he works on his own and he's not going to seek out people just because they're a name. He feels like if the song is good, the song is good."

Three of Cole's studio albums have debuted at No. 1: 2011's Cole World: The Sideline Story, 2014's Forest Hills Drive, and 4 Your Eyez Only. Forest Hills Drive was the 31-year-old’s previous best-seller with over 350,000 units moved in its first week; it was also the project that earned Cole his first Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album, and was also the first rap record in over 25 years to go platinum without features.

His latest album earns the rapper his fourth consecutive No. 1 album. Check out 4 Your Eyez Only right here.

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