Hip-hop freshman J. Cole has finally released his solo album pushing over 217K units. 

Cole World: The Sideline Story made its way into the industry, where fans contributed to the 217, 324 first week sales.

Cole had this to say via his Twitter: "So many people to stunt on, fighting the urge to be spiteful. This moment is too important for that. Just want to say THANK YOU," he said. "Thanks to yall, we shook the game up. No chart topping single, just 2 years of hard work, great music and real ass fans. #1 album. Thanks to every fan that held me down, every friend, every blog, magazine, tv, radio station, dj’s and pd’s, I feel like we ALL won."

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