After announcing the 1st annual Dreamville Festival, J. Cole’s new K.O.D. album debuts at No. 1 on Billboard. The new LP moved an estimated 397,000 equivalent album units, 215,000 of that sum from streaming in the first week. Release via Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope the project becomes his fifth consecutive No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
K.O.D. surpasses the previous largest week by Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods hit No. 1 with 293,000 units on the chart dated Feb. 17. The album is also the most streamed album for Hip Hop since Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN release charted on May 6, 2017. K.O.D. also hits the biggest week for any album since Taylor Swift’s album with 1.238 million units. J. Cole also makes history becoming the first artist in Billboard Hot 100 history to debut three songs in the top 10 simultaneously.
'KOD' is J. Cole's fifth consecutive #1 album on the Billboard 200.
— chart data (@chartdata) April 29, 2018
All 12 songs from J. Cole's 'KOD' debut on this week's Hot 100.
— chart data (@chartdata) April 30, 2018