J. Cole’s “The Off-Season” launched at midnight late Thursday/early Friday, and it proved immediately (and unsurprisingly) resonant on iTunes.
The new album quickly reached #1 on the all-genre US iTunes sales chart. It remains atop the listing as of press time at 1:20AM ET Friday morning.
Nicki Minaj’s 2009 mixtape “Beam Me Up Scotty,” which finally made its digital streaming platform debut (with new tracks included), follows at #2 on the iTunes listing. Alan Jackson’s new “Where Have You Gone” (#3), The Black Keys’ new “Delta Kream” (#4), and St. Vincent’s new “Daddy’s Home” complete a Top 5 that consists entirely of newcomers.
— The clean version of “The Off-Season” is currently #9 on iTunes.