J. Cole

Biography

J. Cole, the first artist signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label, was among the most commercially successful rap artists of the early 2010s. Born in Germany but raised in North Carolina, Jermaine Cole grew up with a mother who loved rock and folk, and a father who was a fan of hardcore rap artists like 2Pac and Ice Cube. Cole's high school grades earned him an academic scholarship to attend St. John's University in New York City, where Cole knew he could make progress as a musician. After numerous days standing outside Jay-Z's office in hopes of giving him a demo, Cole finally ran into his idol, but the reception was well below chilly. He was shocked when, weeks later, he received a call from the man, and even more shocked when he got a chance to contribute to his 2009 effort The Blueprint 3. Later that year, Cole released the mixtape The Warm Up, while 2010 saw the appearance of the Friday Night Lights mixtape, with Cole handling most of the production.
In 2011, Roc Nation released his official debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story, which debuted on top of the Billboard 200. Featuring the single "Power Trip," Born Sinner followed in 2013 with guest appearances from Miguel, TLC, and Kendrick Lamar. Titled after the address of his childhood home, 2014 Forest Hills Drive continued Cole's streak of number one albums in 2014. Rather strikingly, the album did not feature any guest artists. By the time Cole released his grim fourth album, the chart-topping 4 Your Eyez Only, in 2016, he had platinum certifications for all three of his prior full-lengths, ten charting Hot 100 singles as a top-billed artist, and three as a guest. In early 2018, Cole issued KOD, a dark and reflective cautionary concept that tackled subjects like addiction and personal demons. Topping the charts upon release, KOD included two "features" from Cole in pitched-down form as a hollowed-out addict named kiLL edward.

Birth Date: January 28, 1985

Origin: Frankfurt, Germany

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap 

Years Active: '00s, '10s

    Albums

    No albums available

    Concerts

    9

    AmericanAirlines Arena

    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Miami, FL

    Artists: J. Cole


    11

    Amalie Arena

    Saturday, August 11, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Saturday, August 11, 2018

    Tampa, FL

    Artists: J. Cole


    12

    Infinite Energy Center

    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Sunday, August 12, 2018

    Duluth, GA

    Artists: J. Cole


    14

    Smoothie King Center

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    New Orleans, LA

    Artists: J. Cole


    15

    Toyota Center

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Houston, TX

    Artists: J. Cole


    17

    AT&T Center

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Friday, August 17, 2018

    San Antonio, TX

    Artists: J. Cole


    18

    American Airlines Center

    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Saturday, August 18, 2018

    Dallas, TX

    Artists: J. Cole


    21

    Talking Stick Resort Arena

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    Phoenix, AZ

    Artists: J. Cole


    22

    Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    San Diego, CA

    Artists: J. Cole


    24

    STAPLES Center

    Friday, August 24, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Friday, August 24, 2018

    Los Angeles, CA

    Artists: J. Cole


    25

    STAPLES Center

    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Los Angeles, CA

    Artists: J. Cole


    29

    Oracle Arena

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    Oakland, CA

    Artists: J. Cole


    2

    Taco Bell Arena

    Sunday, September 2, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Sunday, September 2, 2018

    Boise, ID

    Artists: J. Cole


    4

    Golden 1 Center

    Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    Sacramento, CA

    Artists: J. Cole


    5

    Honda Center

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    Anaheim, CA

    Artists: J. Cole


    7

    T-Mobile Arena

    Friday, September 7, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Friday, September 7, 2018

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: J. Cole


    7

    T-Mobile Arena

    Friday, September 7, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Friday, September 7, 2018

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: J. Cole


    8

    Vivint Smart Home Arena

    Saturday, September 8, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Saturday, September 8, 2018

    Salt Lake City, UT

    Artists: J. Cole


    10

    Pepsi Center

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Monday, September 10, 2018

    Denver, CO

    Artists: J. Cole


    12

    Verizon Arena

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    North Little Rock, AR

    Artists: J. Cole


    13

    Legacy Arena at The BJCC

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Birmingham, AL

    Artists: J. Cole


    17

    Bridgestone Arena

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Monday, September 17, 2018

    Nashville, TN

    Artists: J. Cole


    18

    Sprint Center

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Kansas City, MO

    Artists: J. Cole


    19

    Target Center

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Minneapolis, MN

    Artists: J. Cole


    21

    Little Caesars Arena

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Friday, September 21, 2018

    Detroit, MI

    Artists: J. Cole


    22

    Allstate Arena

    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Saturday, September 22, 2018

    Rosemont, IL

    Artists: J. Cole


    23

    Schottenstein Center

    Sunday, September 23, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Sunday, September 23, 2018

    Columbus, OH

    Artists: J. Cole


    25

    KeyBank Center

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Buffalo, NY

    Artists: J. Cole


    26

    XL CENTER

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Hartford, CT

    Artists: J. Cole


    28

    Bryce Jordan Center

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Friday, September 28, 2018

    University Park, PA

    Artists: J. Cole


    1

    Madison Square Garden

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Monday, October 1, 2018

    New York, NY

    Artists: J. Cole


    4

    Air Canada Centre

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Thursday, October 4, 2018

    Toronto, ON

    Artists: J. Cole


    5

    Centre Bell Centre

    Friday, October 5, 2018

    Start: Friday, May 11, 2018

    Ends: Friday, October 5, 2018

    Montreal, QC

    Artists: J. Cole


    6

    Wells Fargo Center

    Saturday, October 6, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Saturday, October 6, 2018

    Philadelphia, PA

    Artists: J. Cole


    8

    Capital One Arena

    Monday, October 8, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Monday, October 8, 2018

    Washington, DC

    Artists: J. Cole


    10

    TD Garden

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Ends: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Boston, MA

    Artists: J. Cole


    Followers

  • Melii

    Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap

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    Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap