J. Cole is set for his fifth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his latest studio effort, KOD. Industry forecasters suggest the set, which was released April 20 via Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope Records, could launch with 2018’s biggest week for an album -- as it may earn between 350,000 and 400,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 26, powered by sizzling streaming activity.
The surprise set, which was only announced on April 16, is J. Cole’s fifth studio release. All four of his previous studio sets reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200.