J. Cole’s ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ Goes Double Platinum, 1st LP With No Features in 25 Years
J.Cole’s two-year-old project continues to be a full-grown success. The Roc Nation/Dreamville recording artist’s third album, ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ has been RIAA certified double platinum and the identified as the first full-length album in 25 years to reach this accomplishment without any featured guest appearances.
‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ is J. Cole’s best work to date. Contains platinum single, “No Role Modelz”, “G.O.M.D”, and “Apparently”. Distributed by Columbia, Cole’s album was originally certified platinum back in January and reached double platinum status originally back in July of this year.
Before ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’, the last album to exceed platinum status without features was 25 years ago when Vanilla Ice released his 15 million sold 1990’s album, ‘To The Extreme’ (SBK). J. Cole teamed with HBO to release a live concert documentary in support of the album.
Both Roc Nation and RIAA have issue promotional ads in congratulations on the North Carolina-native milestone accomplishment.
J.Cole maybe in a class all by himself with double platinum status; however, Cole World isn’t the only rapper to reach platinum status without features this year. “2 Phones” hitmaker Kevin Gates’ debut album ‘Islah’ also sold over a million copies sales-plus-streams without features.
J. Cole will be performing live in Las Vegas over Halloween Weekend inside the Mandalay Bay’s Light Nightclub.