J. Cole

Hip hop music, Musical Artist

1985 –

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Who is J. Cole?

Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer. Cole first received recognition following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in 2007. Shortly after the release of The Come Up, Cole was contacted by American rapper Jay-Z and subsequently signed to his record label, Roc Nation, in 2009. In that same year, Cole released his second mixtape, The Warm Up, which was itself followed by Cole's third mixtape, Friday Night Lights, in 2010.

His debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, was released on September 27, 2011. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, Top R&B Albums and Top Rap Albums chart, selling more than 218,000 in its first week. He received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 54th Grammy Awards, losing to Bon Iver. Cole's most recent effort, Born Sinner, was released on June 18, 2013. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, however, Born Sinner later rose to number one, giving Cole his second number one on the chart.

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Born
Jan 28, 1985
Frankfurt
Also known as
  • Jermaine Lamar Cole
  • Jermaine Cole
Parents
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • St. John's University
  • Terry Sanford High School

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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