J. Cole has gone platinum without features yet again. This time, he’s done it with his 2016 album, 4 Your Eyez Only.
This is an impressive achievement for the Fayetteville rapper because it means that all four of his albums have obtained at least a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. It’s his second album to reach this plateau without features. 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which also had no guests, was Cole’s first double platinum LP.
Released in December of 2016, 4 Your Eyez Only sold 492,000 equivalent album units in its opening week, his largest debut yet. By January, the effort earned a gold plaque.
The concept-driven LP was preceded by a 40-minute documentary, Eyez. It will be followed by an HBO documentary, J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, which airs April 15.
Starting June 1, you can catch Cole on his “4 Your Eyez Only World Tour,” which kicks off in Columbia, SC.