Debuting at the number one spot, Cole’s latest album earned 397,000 equivalent album units to end last week, according to Nielsen Music. Additionally, K.O.D. received the biggest opening week for a rap artist since the release of Kendrick Lamar‘s D.A.M.N. late last year. While J. Cole’s album sits at the top of the chart now, there is a strong chance that it could be dethroned very soon by Post Malone‘s Beerbongs & Bentleys, which has received an unprecedented amount of positive responses since its release
This marks Cole’s fifth consecutive No. 1 Billboard album following 4 Your Eyez Only (2016), 2014 Forest Hills Drive (2014), Born Sinner (2013) and Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011).