J.COLE TAKES CENTER STAGE WITH THE #1 ALBUM SELLING 217,000 IN ITS FIRST WEEK

Source: rocnation.com/j-cole

Selling 217,000 copies, Roc Nation artist, J. Cole has scored the #1 album in the country with his debut release Cole World: The Sideline Story. Rolling Stone praises Cole’s “killer punch lines” and USA Today declares “it’s Cole’s own impressive skills that got him into the game and off the sidelines for good.”

This release not only puts J.Cole at the top of the charts, Cole World: The Sideline Story is officially the biggest debut album from a new artist this year and the first debut album by a solo artist to debut in the # 1 position in over 17 months. In addition, J. Cole has scored the biggest digital album debut from a new artist since January 2010.

“J. Cole’s success is testament to amazing artist development and Cole’s hard work,” stated Shawn “JAY Z “ Carter. “I want to congratulate him on a #1 album and more importantly a great body of work.”

“J Cole personifies humility and grace with edge and depth. As an MC, his point of view speaks to and represents me. I’m proud and blessed to be a part of his journey!” added Mark Pitts, President of Urban Music, Sony / JIVE Records and CEO, Bystorm Entertainment.

The mostly self-produced album was propelled by the first single, “Work Out,” which Entertainment Weekly celebrated as, “well worth the wait.” The follow-up single is the Brian Kidd produced banger, “Can’t Get Enough” featuring the multi-platinum artist, Trey Songz.

J.Cole received enormous support from BET, MTV and MTV2. He was the first artist to kick off MTV2’s new music franchise, Sucker Free Road to Release as well as being profiled as an MTV PUSH Artist. BET named J. Cole a “Music Matters” artist, he performed on the 2010 BET Awards and BET Hip Hop Awards, and he appeared on 106th & Park six times over the past year, which culminated with his BET 106 & Park takeover on September 27th.

J.Cole has taken audiences by storm and has also earned rave reviews for his critically-acclaimed mixtape, Friday Night Lights and for his opening slot on international superstar Rihanna’s LOUD Tour this summer. He is currently headlining Cole World…World Tour across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

With the ability to write thought provoking songs packed with sharp wit and clever lines, Cole is able to connect with listeners in a way that is seldom seen among MCs today. Cole’s unique abilities have led him to successful tours with Rihanna and Drake, an appearance on JAY Z’s “A Star Is Born” (Blueprint 3), as well as the covers of the Source, XXL, and being named one of BET’s “Rising Icons”.

Cole World: The Sideline Story available October 2011 in music stores nationwide only from Ivory Music & Video, the official licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines.

 

STEPHANIE DAN “LOVE TO LOVE ACOUSTIC” ALBUM PREVIEW

Check out this album preview from the “Love To Love Acoustic” album of Sony Music’s newest acoustic act Stephanie Dan. The album is currently #1 at Astroplus OPM Chart and #1 Over-all Chart.

“Love To Love Acoustic” features Stephanie’s versions of hits like Katy Perry’s “Firework”, Jessie J’s “Price Tag,” Train’s “Hey Soul Sister,” Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” and a lot more.

Stephanie’s carrier single “Price Tag” also has a music video that is now airing on MYX Philippines. Vote for the video by texting MYX REQUEST PRICE TAG STEPHANIE DAN and send to 2366.

Want a ringback of Stephanie’s song, here’s how:

Song Title

GLOBE (P15)

 

Text SF366 to 2332

SUN (P15)

 

Text GETSONG 5482621 to 2728

SMART (P15)

 

Text STEPDAN1 to 2728

DJ Got Us Fallin’ Love Again

SF366

GETSONG 5482621

STEPHDAN1

Firework

SF370

GETSONG 5482623

STEPHDAN6

Hey Soul Sister

SF368

 GETSONG 5482625

STEPDAN11

Need You Now

SF800

 GETSONG 5482992

STEPDAN17

Price Tag

SF803

 GETSONG 5482994

STEPDAN24