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 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. By the time Cole released his fourth album, 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.

Birth Date: January 28, 1985

Origin: Frankfurt, Germany

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap 

Years Active: '00s, '10s

    Albums

    No albums available

    Concerts

    7

    Varsity Theatre

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Baton Rouge, LA

    Artists: J. Cole


    13

    The Pageant

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    St Louis, MO

    Artists: J. Cole


    15

    Mercury Ballroom

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Louisville, KY

    Artists: J. Cole


    18

    Cone Denim Entertainment Center

    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, June 18, 2017

    GREENSBORO, NC

    Artists: J. Cole


    6

    Talking Stick Resort Arena

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Phoenix, AZ

    Artists: J. Cole


    8

    MGM Grand Garden Arena

    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: J. Cole


    9

    Honda Center

    Sunday, July 9, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, July 9, 2017

    Anaheim, CA

    Artists: J. Cole


    11

    The Forum

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    Inglewood, CA

    Artists: J. Cole


    15

    Oracle Arena

    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Oakland, CA

    Artists: J. Cole


    17

    KeyArena

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Monday, July 17, 2017

    Seattle, WA

    Artists: J. Cole


    18

    Rogers Arena

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Vancouver, BC

    Artists: J. Cole


    21

    Xcel Energy Center

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Friday, July 21, 2017

    Saint Paul, MN

    Artists: J. Cole


    23

    The Palace of Auburn Hills

    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Auburn Hills, MI

    Artists: J. Cole


    24

    United Center

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Monday, July 24, 2017

    Chicago, IL

    Artists: J. Cole


    28

    Air Canada Centre

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Friday, July 28, 2017

    Toronto, ON

    Artists: J. Cole


    1

    Barclays Center

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Brooklyn, NY

    Artists: J. Cole


    4

    TD Garden

    Friday, August 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Friday, August 4, 2017

    Boston, MA

    Artists: J. Cole


    5

    The New Coliseum Presented By NYCB

    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Uniondale, NY

    Artists: J. Cole


    6

    Royal Farms Arena (formerly Baltimore Arena)

    Sunday, August 6, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, August 6, 2017

    Baltimore, MD

    Artists: J. Cole


    8

    Verizon Center

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Washington, DC

    Artists: J. Cole


    9

    Spectrum Center (formerly Time Warner Cable Arena)

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Charlotte, NC

    Artists: J. Cole


    11

    Infinite Energy Arena

    Friday, August 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Friday, August 11, 2017

    Duluth, GA

    Artists: J. Cole


    14

    AmericanAirlines Arena

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Monday, August 14, 2017

    Miami, FL

    Artists: J. Cole


    16

    Amway Center

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Orlando, FL

    Artists: J. Cole


    18

    Toyota Center

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Friday, August 18, 2017

    Houston, TX

    Artists: J. Cole


    19

    Frank Erwin Center

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Austin, TX

    Artists: J. Cole


    20

    American Airlines Center

    Sunday, August 20, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, August 20, 2017

    Dallas, TX

    Artists: J. Cole


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