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J. Cole Charts All 12 Songs From 'The Off-Season' in Hot 100's Top 40

J. Cole
Wesley Mann

J. Cole photographed on Aug. 16, 2018 at The Silo in Houston.

A record-tying four tracks launch in the top 10.

J. Cole has a massive week on Billboard's charts (dated May 29), as all 12 songs from his new LP The Off-Season land on the latest Billboard Hot 100.

As previously reported, the album bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 282,000 equivalent album units, according to MRC Data, marking the second-biggest week of 2021 so far, after the opening week of Taylor Swift's Fearless (Taylor's Version) (291,000). The set starts as Cole's sixth Billboard 200 leader.

All 12 tracks from The Off-Season flood the Hot 100's top 40, including a record-tying four concurrent debuts in the top 10. Here's a recap (all are debuts except where noted):

Rank, Title
No. 2, "my.life," with 21 Savage & Morray
No. 5, "amari"
No. 7, "pride.is.the.devil," with Lil Baby
No. 8, "95.south"
No. 13, "applying.pressure"
No. 14, "100.mil'," with Bas
No. 17, "interlude" (down from its No. 8 debut/peak)
No. 19, "let.go.my.hand," with 6LACK
No. 20, "punchin'.the.clock"
No. 25, "the.climb.back" (re-entry; new peak)
No. 28, "hunger.on.hillside," with Bas
No. 33, "close"

J. Cole is the first artist to chart as many as 12 songs in the Hot 100's top 40 simultaneously since Juice WRLD also landed 12 on July 25, 2020, all from his album Legends Never Die, which likewise debuted that week atop the Billboard 200.

Leading J. Cole's haul, "my.life" becomes his highest charting Hot 100 hit, surpassing the No. 4 peak of 2019's "Middle Child."

The 10 debuts on the Hot 100 bring J. Cole's career total to 58 entries, dating to his first, "Who Dat," in June 2010. Of those, 36 have placed in the top 40 and 10 have reached the top 10.