J. Cole’s debut album, ‘Cole World: The Sideline Story’ is primed to nab the top spot on the Billboard 200 this week. Although the record has underperformed compared to initial projections, it has sold well over 200K copies.
However, Jason Derulo has not been as fortunate. In fact, the sales of his ‘Future History’ LP were an utter disaster.
J. Cole’s ‘Cole World’ has sold over 217K units in the last week. In fact, the record has outperformed its nearest competition, Blink-182′s ‘Neighborhoods’, which sold north of 155K, by over over 60K units. In addition to its commercial success, ‘Cole World’, which includes the singles ‘Work Out’ and ‘Can’t Get Enough (Ft. Trey Songz)’, also received generally positive reviews with a general score of 74 on Metacritic.
Unfortunately for Derulo, however, all consumers were not in a giving mood. The ringtone champion has sold a catastrophic 13K copies of his ‘Future History’ album and will enter the Billboard 200 at #29.
News of Derulo’s underwhelming sales follows numerous television performances, including a spot on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ last week. Interestingly, both of Derulo’s singles – ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’ and ‘It Girl’ – cracked top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100 and outpaced the tracks released by J. Cole.