Plus, 'Eyez’ documentary tracks “False Prophets” and “Everybody Dies” swell in streams and sales
As previously reported, J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only debuts atop the Billboard 200 chart (dated Dec. 31), scoring his fourth No. 1 on the overall albums chart with 492,000 equivalent units earned in the week ending Dec. 15 according to Nielsen Music – the third-highest debut of 2016. With 363,000 in traditional album sales, the set also crowns the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where the rapper also notches his fourth chart leader.
Over on the Billboard Hot 100 chart all 10 songs from the album arrive on the list, boosted mainly by streams. Meanwhile, Cole has two more cuts on the chart from his 4 Your Eyez Only documentary: “False Prophets” and “Everybody Dies,” bringing his total number of songs on the list to 12.
“Deja Vu” leads the entries at No. 7, picking up 26.9 million on-demand domestic streams for the week, while also taking the No. 1 spot on the On-Demand Streaming Songs chart. In fact, Cole rules the entire top seven positions on the audio subscription services based ranking, becoming the first artist ever to do so. Two more J. Cole songs exceed the 20 million mark: “Immortal” with 22.4 million and “Neighbors” with 20.3 million. Cole also holds the No. 9 spot (with “Foldin Clothes,” 14.2 million streams), which ties him with only Drake for most concurrent songs in the top 10 (eight).