J. Cole’s newest studio album, KOD, has formally reached platinum standing with no single function apart from Cole’s alter-ego, Kill Edward. Chart Data tweeted the announcement on Thursday morning (December 20).
KOD was launched in April and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with roughly 397,000 complete album equal items bought in its first week. It additionally broke streaming data on each Apple Music and Spotify with over 1 billion streams mixed.
— chart knowledge (@chartdata) December 20, 2018
The RIAA included KOD on its listing of 2018’s Best RIAA Gold & Platinum Awards. Other platinum albums that made the listing are Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy, Post Malone’s beerbongs and bentleys, Travis Scott’s Astroworld, Eminem’s Kamikaze and Black Panther: The Album.
A complete of 33 albums and 151 songs have been licensed gold or platinum this yr.
NEW 📣! Just 33 albums and 151 songs launched in 2018 have been licensed #Gold or #Platinum this yr! Are your favorites on the listing? 👀 this yr’s highlights + 🎧 to the #RIAATopCertified playlists! https://t.co/duMNfDPrWV pic.twitter.com/IG9LSSn0Ls
— RIAA (@RIAA) December 20, 2018
KOD served as Cole’s follow-up to 2016’s 4 Your Eyez Only, which additionally hit the Billboard 200 at No. 1. With roughly 492,000 complete album equal items bought in its first week, it marked the Dreamville boss’ fourth No. 1 album on the time.
TR1LL known as KOD “one of the most important rap albums ever” and gave the album a 4.6 ranking out of 5.0.