Jay-Z Congratulates J. Cole For Scoring Number One Debut

Cole also releases a video clip thanking everyone for their support.

After J. Cole scored a number one debut with Cole World: The Sideline Story, his Roc Nation boss Jay-Z has congratulated his signee. In a press released, Hov showed love for the Fayetteville, North Carolina native with a few kind words.

“J. Cole’s success is testament to amazing artist development and Cole’s hard work,” said Jay-Z in a statement. “I want to congratulate him on a #1 album and more importantly a great body of work.”

Cole's manager, Mark Pitts, also congratulated the rapper for his achievement. "J. Cole personifies humility and grace with edge and depth. As an MC, his point of view speaks to and represents me. I’m proud and blessed to be a part of his journey!" added Pitts, who is also President of Urban Music, Sony / JIVE Records and CEO, Bystorm Entertainment.

The "Work Out" rapper recorded a video message while backstage to thank everyone for the support. “I had to say thank you very much to everybody, to the fans, to all the magazines, blogs, BET, MTV, the label, Roc Nation, Columbia, my management, my DreamVillain team. Number one album in the country, I can’t believe it. It doesn’t make sense, but it does," he said.

Watch the video below.

RELATED: J. Cole's Debut Reaches #1 On Charts, Sells Over 217K Units

107 Comments

  • Maj

    Someone wanna tell why wayne is a iconic cos i just dont get it. He dropped 2 hot albums out of 10 (Carter 2 & 3) Carter 4 is wack and only doing well cos fans had to wait so ling while he was behind bars so now they just dickriding. Cole dropped a dope album already and thats just his debut. I can see him getting bigger than wayne

  • YADIG

    I LOVE LIL WAYNE, I DON'T CARE HE KISS MEN STILL GREATER THAN BEYONCE'S PREGNANT BELLY.

  • Swordz

    Jay: Congrats. Cole: Thanks, Man. Jay: It's great coz now I don't have drop you - I'm gonna slave trade your ass and take 75% of your touring & endorsement money... pluss I won 100% of your royalties through your slave 360% venture with Roc Nation.. so.... Cole: .... WOw. Jay:... er.... YOUNG. (someone smothers JCole with sleeping gas)

  • Anonymous

    Like im cool with cole especially his early shit but holy fuck do we need an article sayin he got the number one, one about jay z congratulating him for getting the number one and one reacting to him getting the number one and jay z congratulating him for getting number one!? Holy fuck theres so many rappers id rather hear about..

  • YADIG

    ALL LIL WAYNE HATERS EAT A DICK AND DIE!!!! YMCMB>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>COCK NATION

  • Anonymous

    its some gay ass shit goin on with these comments dick riding has hit a all-time high.

  • YADIG

    BOW DOWN TO THE RAP GOD WEEZY!!!!

  • YADIG

    WEEZY ALREADY ICONIC AND HE JUST TURNED 29... GAY.COLE WEAK ASS JUST GETTIN PUT ON AT 27 SMFH... WEEZY ALREADY GOT 9 ALBUMS!!! AND HE A MUTHAFUCKING LEGEND!!!! WAYNE GOT SO MUCH MONEY AND HITS!!! HE IS AN AMERICAN ICON!!!

    • Anonymous

      If u like dudes like wayne that gotta be soft as shit then yea. Dudes been paid since like 9..he as hard as will smiths kids lmfao.the pussy ass american idol. Never had to pay a fucking bill in his life. Wheres his struggle?

  • Anonymous

    WEEZY ALREADY ICONIC AND HE JUST TURNED 29... GAY.COLE WEAK ASS JUST GETTIN PUT ON AT 27 SMFH... WEEZY ALREADY GOT 9 INCREDIBLE MASTERFUL ALBUMS!!! AND HE A MUTHAFUCKING LEGEND!!!! WAYNE GOT SO MUCH MONEY AND HITS!!! HE'S IS AN AMERICAN ICON!!!

    • RIL

      Dude STFU!!! Hes 26 ass wipe, kanye, hov had their first albums at the same age.... they much beta than lil drake riding hood!!!! J. COLE IS THE SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • YADIG

    WHO GIVES A FUCK ABOUT GAY.COLE WEEZY DA BEST!!!! GAY-HOVA BOUGHT HALF THE COPIES!!!

  • Brandon Hamm

    Glad to see he got the #1, great story of overcoming the odds to find success.

  • Anonymous

    Only a YOUNG CHILD would call a 27yr old an old head. Gotta be 16-19

    • Anonymous

      Did you read the comment right underneath me before you replied? I bet you didn't. because if you did you would have realized I wasn't speaking about Jermaine Cole.

    • reality check

      you sound like you mad because your favorite artist isn't a 21 year old prodigy. get over it and accept it. he a good rapper, however, he not ahead his time like cats that are younger with more skill. his label tried to give him the image of a young wiz kid, when in fact he a full grown man.

  • Ebonicz

    J Cole 27 years old and trying to flex a letterman jacket, like he a school boy. He looking like Lamar Odom old ass on his show with Kim Kardashian's sister lol. Cole, you ain't a teen or a young man anymore, so be true to what you are, old head. Nigga you the same age bracket as Juelz and Wayne, trying to compete with young niggaz like Sean, Wiz, B.O.B. and Drake lol.

    • YADIG

      WEEZY ALREADY ICONIC AND HE JUST TURNED 29... GAY.COLE WEAK ASS JUST GETTIN PUT ON AT 27 SMFH... WEEZY ALREADY GOT 9 ALBUMS!!! AND HE A MUTHAFUCKING LEGEND!!!! WAYNE GOT SO MUCH MONEY AND HITS!!! HE'S IS AN AMERICAN ICON!!!

    • Ernest Kumah

      dude u a fucking ass hole drake is 25 cole is 26 so wats ur point ignorant bitch!!!!

    • mpc

      @EBONICZ Drake is 25 j.cole is 26 dumbass. you have ignorant statements. @ anonymous, Why would Soundscan lie about J.Cole album sales u f*ckin retard. Both yall find something productive to do in life besides hate on people trying to make a livin'.

    • Anonymous

      This ebonicz is so dumb they don't even know people graduate from college in their 30's, and older people who are alumni and boosters and sports fans still rep their schools and wear their jackets. People don't care about them small minded fads you worrying about. Real people wear what the f**k they want. because they're comfortable where they're at in life.

    • Bite Me

      @Ebonicz hey dumb nigga drake is old too cole only older by him by two years

    • Anonymous

      i feel you on this nigga being a grown ass man trying to promote himself like he just turned 21. i don't think kids came before the father neither, that's backwards to me. you lames is just j cole stans and the truth ain't in none of you. fake hype about 215,000 sold is a joke. i just left target and his album is in full stock and i don't hear his shit bumping in cars passing by.

    • Anonymous

      So if he was 3 years younger you wouldnt have nothing to say?

    • LOUD( . )( . )!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      27 really aint old as far as bra came. if anythings "all these niggas sound like all his children"

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  • Anonymous

    Yeah they know yeah That the real is on the rise Fuck them other guys I even gave them a chance to decide Now its something they know

  • NationOfIslam

    this dude is 50% white ....... 50% black. You must be 100% black to have our full suport.

  • Anonymous

    People need to stop with the irrelevant comparisons between artists

  • ILLA

    Well done J.Cole. Rate this brother. That Sideline Story track is my joint right now! Man produced most his own tracks. More to come in the future. J.Cole over Drake, just to be clear.

    • worrey

      yall have been clearly corrupted with commercial shit,,,,, yall know nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! J. COLE IS THE ONLY REASON HIP-HOP IS STILL ALIVE!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      The only verse i ever liked of drakes was on forever..past that isnt he a singer? I dont really see a comparison

    • OVO

      Drake- "Thats that fake shit, thats that fake shit. That that top row of veneers. Just when they getting impatient. When I make a World premiere."

    • Anonymous

      boy, you sound crazy as ever. drake made j cole's album sell an extra 75,000 copies with his feature on "in the morning" lol. stop being a stan and just live a real life.

    • Anonymous

      it's too soon, come back in 5 to 10 years.Then we'l know who's better

  • Anonymous

    dat nigga almost got a unibrow

  • Skibolive.info

    Congrats Cole...its only the beginning!! Big Sean shouted you out on stage last night during a show in Greensboro, NC...loving the way the new breeds are supporting one another and putting out good music..also big ups to NC artists on the rise..Kain, FSM(Jones Andrews, Mecca of Rhynes and Young Rush), Veteran Assassins, Ed E Ruger, CreamTeam, Gav Beats, Kevobeats, Kayo Bracey, Kaze, Shelly B, Kyss and Rem, Celinski, Young Stacks(LGI), Sky Blew and many more, too many to name...hope the industry ready for the NC movement

  • YADIG@AOL.COM

    "Talkin' bout Baby money? I got your baby money/ Kidnap your bitch, MAKE HER WATCH ME N BABY KISS ON TOP OF money." WAYNE KISSING BABY GOOGLE IT, FOR Y'ALL HATERS, TOP FIVE REASONS TO LOVE WAYNE 1. HE KISSES GROWN ASS MEN 2. HE WEARS SKINNY JEANS 3. USES AUTOTUNE 4. ADMITS SOMEONES THEIR IDOL THEN TRIES TO DISS HIM FOR HIM DISSIN HIS LOVER 5. ALL THE ABOVE

    • mpc

      @RachetGal kissing another man that is not blood is considered GAY. In fact, that sh*t is gay as hell. 2 grown men dont need to be kissing. doesnt matter if Baby raised Wayne for 100 years, they are physically not father & son. they have none of the same Genetics. Get ya mind right. And as far as Wayne Gang banging. in the old cash money videos he was wearing blue rags, now all of a sudden he wearing Red. is he confused? obviously because he's kissing men & changing gangs

    • RachetGal

      if your high school basketball coach, who you looked up to all your life, talked shit about your mom or dad, you would diss his ass too. as for wayne kissing baby, that was some father son type shit, because baby been his father since he was 7 years old. when does using autotune make you a bad rapper. bitch, wayne was doing gangta rap way before you could wipe your ass, so that nigga has earned the right to grow as an artist. you ain't from new orleans east, you ain't from eagle street, you wouldn't survive 3 hours on foot even in kenner, bitch ass coward. next time you try and type some bull shit like lil wayne a homo, go slap your dumb ass grandmother lol.

  • YADIG

    LOOK I KEEP TELLING YOU CLOWNS ROC NATION AIN'T FUCKING WIT YMCMB, I MEAN I KNOW LIL WAYNE SEEMS GAY KISSING BABY AND RUBBIN HIS FIVE STAR BALD HEAD, AND HE WEARS GIRL JEANS AND USES AUTOTUNE BUT DAMN SHOW MY BOY SOME LOVE HE JUST DID A SONG WITH ONE OF THE JONAS BROTHERS THEY GOT A SEX TAPE COMIN OUT I MEAN DAMN, BABY AND LIL WAYNE KISSING>>>>>JAY-Z FUKIN BEYONCE, ALL I GOT TOO SAY

    • ERA

      anonymous, ur a dumb ass fag!!!! this nigga didnt have 1 hit single and still managed to sell that after the album leaked a week before its official release more than, sean, wiz did in their first weeks after hits like black and yellow and my last......nigga go suck a dick and die trying.....hater!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      you bitch ass nigga, silkk the shocker and mos def was fucking beyonce before jigga man. lil wayne fucking bitches that your daddy wishes was your mama, like suge avery. you a clown and a joke for sure. j cole sold 217,000 copies after 2 years of promotion and 4 wack singles, so that's a fail.

  • YADIG

    WHATS GOOD MAFUKRS ITS YA BOY AGAIN "YADIG",, ONE MORE THING FORGOT TO MENTION LIL WAYNE AND BABY KISSING>>>>THE J.COLE, AND GAY-Z [GOOGLE IT]

  • Wayne Is Lord

    I can be a man of my word and congratulate j.cole on his numbers. i was the first person to say that he wouldnt do big numbers. i said he would sell 4 copies in his first week and he proved me wrong. im man enough to admit when im wrong. J.Cole handled his business. I am now a big fan of J.Cole after he put up these numbers and on a second listen to his album the kid can flow so now im a huge fan and a big supporter. do ur thang Cole. ROC NATION bitches

    • LOUD( . )( . )!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      And then he goes on to say.... "ROC NATION BITCHES"

    • Anonymous

      nigga, i can tell by your handle that you a lil wayne hater. real niggaz see through your fake ass. you a j cole/rihanna stan acting like you a wayne fan. that's the new style for haters now, act like you a fan of wayne and try to get people to hate him lol. you ain't stopping wayne's shine with that fake shit.

    • ^biggest dick rider^

      Your are a fuckin loser

    • Anonymous

      you werent a j.cole fan until you saw he sold albums? fake ass fan, like his music cause you like his music, not cause other people do.

  • STAR IS BORN

    And could I be a star? Does fame in this game have to change who you are? Or could I be the same one who came from a far away life Just to make it in this broadway lights Now I'm shinin in the broad, day-light - go figure A slow transition from a lil' broke nigga from the 'Ville Got a deal, a real life saver Dreams of being behind the wheel like, Jada I chill now, cop a lil' ice later Cole, you got a glow like a lil' Lightsaber So, clap for him, then applaud Hov He gave 'em a platform Flow so sick thought he wrote the rap for him - no sir The flow cold as a shoulder of a gold diggin hoes When a broke nigga 'proaches Told ya I'm focused man, I'll let you muh'fuckers soak it in Clap for him

    • Brad Bateman

      That verse is what put him on the fast track.... His flow, his delivery and his over all lyrical ability far outshined Hov on that track, but i gotta say Jay got him back on Mr. Nice Watch lol THOSE TWO need a callabo album in the future

    • Anonymous

      pure trash and fake props

    • YADIG

      "Talkin' bout Baby money? I got your baby money/ Kidnap your bitch, MAKE HER WATCH ME N BABY KISS ON TOP OF money." WAYNE KISSING BABY GOOGLE IT, FOR Y'ALL HATERS, TOP FIVE REASONS TO LOVE WAYNE 1. HE KISSES GROWN ASS MEN 2. HE WEARS SKINNY JEANS 3. USES AUTOTUNE 4. ADMITS SOMEONES THEIR IDOL THEN TRIES TO DISS HIM FOR HIM DISSIN HIS LOVER 5. GOT JAY-Z VERSE TATTED ON HIM

    • John

      One of his best verses. Out shined Hovs verses on that song. I used to fast-forward it to Coles part, no lie.

  • no joke faggots!!!!!

    I'm not a fag, but I do feel that ross's tats are like the sistine chapel of tats (in the rap game) he has marijuana leaves on his hands money signs all over, his tats are elaborate and respectable. And speaking of crack, did I mention that he is the crack king? His mmg roster is sick also wale#lyricalgiant, pill#swaggedtothebrim, meek mill#goatpotential. How can ross lose? Get hip or get run over by the empire #rozaystaywinning

    • YADIG

      SHUT UP BOY!! HOW YOU COMIN ON THIS PAGE TALKIN BOUT ROSS, IF AIN'T BOUT WAYNE GTFOH, LIL WAYNES TATS WAY BETTER GOT PIC OF BABY AND JAY-Z VERSES HOW YOU GONNA FUCK WIT THAT LIL WAYNE TOUNGE KISSING BABY IN THE MOUTH>>>>>THAN YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST

  • Just4Kicks_15

    Who said Hip-Hop is dead?? September: Cole World: The Sideline Story October: Take Care November: Ambition

  • YADIG@AOL.COM

    BY THE WAY PROPS TO THE CAMEL FOR BUYING HALF OF ALBUMS!!!! THAT'S A NICE BOSS!!

  • Anonymous

    This here is proof enough that this dude is the most waited on, anticipated on and most hated on. Congrats Cole! This one's a banger. LOL!

  • rozay>>>>>jcole

    Open your fucking eyes dickwads, 12/13/11 should be marked on your calendars; "god forgives, i don't" (swag!!!!) The boss of the hip hop game/ crack game is gonna continue to drop heat rocks on dat ass!!!!! Rick Ross is a master rapper, skills unmatched, authenticity uncontested. Real street shit spit over high class quality production. J.cole, jay-z, lil Wayne, nas, big l (Rip), biggie (rip), AND tupac (rip) cannot be mentioned in the same convo as rozay. How can niggas not see this? #bestrapperaliveresidesincarolcity

  • YADIG

    FUCK GAY-Z & GAY.COLE... LIL WAYNE: BIGGEST RECORDS, SMASH HITS, A HOT CREW ALSO SELLING RECORDS, WIDE FANBASE THAT EXPANDS BEYOND YOU INTERNET FUCKBOYS, HAS DONE WORLDWIDE TOURS, RECORDS THAT EXPAND BEYOND JUST HIP HOP BY WORKING WITH MADONNA, SHAKIRA, AND MORE!!! WEEZY AN AMERICAN ICON!!

    • YADIG

      AND WAYNE, AND HE LIKED IT, BABY JEALOUS? SO WHAT, I BLEW THAT PIC UP AND PUT IT ON MY WALL BUT PUT MY FACE WHERE BABY'S WAS..... NOW WHO KISSIN WAYNE YMCMB

    • YADIG

      SHUT UP NIGGA!! I FED UR MOM THIS DICK!!!

    • Anonymous

      DO NOT FEED THE TROLL I REPEAT DO NOT FEED THE TROLL

    • YADIG

      THA CARTER IV>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>JOE CAMEL'S DISCOGRAPHY!! NUFF SAID WEEZY DA BEST!! DISCUSSION IS FUCKIN OVER!!! WATCH THE THRONE= HOT STEAMING PILE OF SHIT!

    • Drexel M Warren

      hey dummy Jay did it first- thats everything you say Queezy did, so wit no skinny jeans, no kissing some man that he say his daddy(give it to me daddy)lets not talk about how he went to Canada to find himself a boyfriend his age and a fag hag lesbo....what happened when he tried to do like Jay and drop multiple #1 albums 11 years straight uuhhh he didnt...put him in Nas(nah) category "...thats a one hot album every ten year average/...and that so LAMMMME, ya flow is garbage" circa Takeover- lyrics still relevant to these suckers and that includes ya moms foo!!!!

    • COLE NATION

      Vanilla Ice did all these things to. That says a lot #1 debut album. we eating!

  • Anonymous

    Ya internet A&Rs still here? Ya took an big ass L, no top 10 single or gimmick just a kid with good rapping skills and #1 album. It don't matter if he didn't sold as much as those YM artists, they can't make a dope album.

    • YADIG

      AND THE BEST DISS VERSE EVER "Talkin' bout Baby money? I got your baby money/ Kidnap your bitch, MAKE HER WATCH ME N BABY KISS ON TOP OF money." WAYNE KISSING BABY GOOGLE IT, FOR Y'ALL HATERS YADIG+LIL WAYNE=4EVER.................. i hope

    • YADIG

      YEA NIGGA HE GOT CLASSIC RECORDS!!! SOMETHING YOU FORGOT, LA LA LA, PRAY TO THE LORD, HUSTLER MUSIK, RECEIPT, LET'S TALK IT OVER, SPORTS CENTER, I MISS MY DAWGS, TIE MY HANDS, DR. CARTER (INCREDIBLE WORDPLAY), MR. CARTER (EVEN THOUGH CAMEL WAS ON IT), NIGHTMARES OF THE BOTTOM, PRESIDENT CARTER, ALL ALONE, SHOOT ME DOWN, DIAMONDS & GIRLS, THA MOBB, FEEL ME, GET OVER, WHAT HE DOES THE LIST GOES ON FUCKBOYS!!

    • Jamila Wallace

      Carter IV is a classic? I chuck that up to bad taste. The Sideline Story is trash? You can't be serious. I don't think you've heard the album. The least you can describe it as is decent. The least!

    • COLE IS THE SAVIOR

      @YADIG ; great records? such as? im waiting? bluntblowing? HAHAHA!! Abortion? HAHAHA!! How to love? HAHAHA!! How to hate? HAHAHA I can go on and on and on... COLE WORLD SUCKA!!

    • YADIG

      THA CARTER IV: CLASSIC, COLE WORLD: TRASH!! GET IT RIGHT NIGGA! YM MAKE NOTHIN BUT GREAT RECORDS!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Jay Z trying to save face talking about amazing artist development, when he know he dropped the ball and waited too long to drop Cole World. Jigga knows that Cole should have came out around the same time as Drake and did bigger numbers than Drake. Jay isn't a good executive, like Michael Jordan. There good at being the star, but can't make stars. Cole should have just signed to Columbia straight, because Jigga messed over his star power.

  • fuckjcole

    Idgaf about Cole world, Rick Ross "god forgives, I dont" is more than an album title its a statement. The boss of hip hop is letting niggas know that he's playing for keeps this time around. Jeezy, 50 and any other faggot motherfuckers that wanna pop shit, will get their career ended. Ross is the real deal holyfield a fucking crack kingpin/ true poet that makes orgasm inducing music. #watchthethronemmg

    • Doug Nichols

      "Ross is the real deal holyfield a fucking crack kingpin/ true poet that makes orgasm inducing music" This is where I figured it had to be sarcasm.

  • YADIG

    FUCK THESE CLOWNS!!!!! WAYNE & DRAKE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>GAY-Z & GAY.COLE WEEZY DA KING!!!

    • RONALD

      YADIG YOU WILL DIE A FAGGOT!!!!!!!! J. COLE SHITTING ON LIL' DRAKE RIDING HOOD AND LIL BABY KISSER

    • illa

      Faggot!!! Yo, mudascums like you posting all over the site talking shit, need the taste smack the fuck outta ya mouth! Heating up the comments, best hope your ass ain't have no seizure!!! Mudacunt!!!

  • Fred Cole-World Yao Weight

    Cole world.. no blanket.... make way for the choosen one..

  • Ace Boogie

    This is my dog for sure great album and wonderful news on the sales.

  • nice work

    Complete album,. i love every track. bought 2, these numbers seem short thats for sure,. alotta down loading going on

  • Anonymous

    damn do you guys really need like 4 different articles about this guy going number 1? cant you consolidate that shit into one? dude wouldnt be shit without jay-z co-sign, no wonder hes also sucking him off in every interview

  • Deranged Motherfucker

    " J.Cole’s success is testament to amazing artist development and Cole’s hard work " Damn Jay , you shouldn't have dropped out of High School, Aint too late to go back tho !

    • Drexel M Warren

      doesnt the samrt man get the doe...oh my bad you replied on your pc in your corner office on the 22nd floor where your g.e.d. and 400 s.a.t. scored framed on the wall sucker foo!!!

  • Anonymous

    LOL@ all the J. cole haters. "this album's gonna flop" yada yada yada. now that your sales argument wont work, what next?

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