J. Cole's 4 Your Eyez Only has officially earned him his fourth No. 1 album, according to Billboard. Having moved 492,000 units in the week ending December 15 (the album's first week), 4 Your Eyez Only is also this year's third-biggest debut following Drake's Views with 1.04 million units and Beyoncé's Lemonade (653,000 units).
Out of the 492,000 units moved, 363,000 of those were traditional album sales and 118,000 were from streaming (which equates to 51.7 million streams of the album's songs). The number of albums sold by J. Cole is also reportedly the third-biggest weekly sales sum for a single album this year (Views and Lemonade sold 852,000 and 485,000, respectively, in their first weeks). In addition to that, 4 Your Eyez Only is the third album to surpass 100,000 streaming equivalent album (SEA) units in a single week.
Of course, this milestone was predicted as early as the album's release date (December 9). Hits Daily Double reported that 4 Your Eyez Only was projected to move between 400,000 and 500,000 equivalent album units, accurately predicting the success of Cole's fourth consecutive No. 1 album.
Congratulations, J. Cole. The only thing left to be seen is whether or not the featureless 4 Your Eyez Only will go platinum. If you haven't listened to 4 Your Eyez Only yet, check it out below.